Harry Mahtar said: “A lurking pun is the worst pun, one the offender has been waiting to spring on you.” You have been warned.
It’s green, extremely alcoholic and supposedly mind-altering.
It’s associated with esteemed French artists and writers such as Vincent Van Gogh, Edouard Manet, Arthur Rimbaud, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, Charles Baudelaire and Paul Verlaine.
Nicknamed the ‘green fairy’, absinthe was an essential feature of the cultural life of Parisian boulevards in the 19th century. Then, in 1915, it was banned in France and has been outlawed ever since. Until now…
The French Senate has just voted in favour of lifting the ban and absinthe enthusiasts are overjoyed at the prospect of reclaiming part of their heritage, thus proving the old adage that … (are you ready?) … absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.
I’m so sorry.