I have always enjoyed Virgin America, from the first time I saw their safety video. To my last flight with them to Los Angeles. I have flown with them to Seattle, Vegas and LA and think they are fabulous. But with the latest news…it is over the top L-O-V-E.
Virgin America is now serving Absinthe on their flights! Although the spirit is actually Swiss, it was made famous Parisian artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec. It is a distilled spirit that had a hallucinogenic effect. It was banned in 1915 until the late 1990′s when it was allowed back into the European Union. Although it is in a much milder proof than when originally made famous, it still today has its earlier reputation of a psychedelic diversion.
There are now absinthe bars in Paris that you can visit and try out the lovely liquor, but it seems you won’t need to travel quite that far to get what Le Tourment Vert is calling the “mile high cocktail,” which is now being served on Virgin America.
I am going to be flying on Virgin Airways in a couple of weeks, my only hope is that they serve it there as well!
P.S. for a fun movie, rent Moulin Rouge on DVD and see Kylie Minogue as the green fairy and John Leguizamo as Toulouse-Lautrec!