You know absinthe has arrived when the preferred beverage of dissolute, flounce-sleeved poets is now available as a slushy. I’m sorry: frozen libation. That’s the earthly form taken by Therapy’s Devil’s Eyes, a blend of Lucid absinthe, Marie Brizard anisette, sangria, rum and hearty jiggle of various fruit juices. But fret not: This isn’t a cloying sugar bomb in avant garde drag. It’s sweet, yes, but surprisingly complex, coming off as something like a frostified Good & Plenty, with the sharp lash of black licorice playing nicely with the jungle of fruit. If you want to take your first dance with the green fairy, The Devil’s Eyes might be your gateway drug.
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