Irish People Try Absinthe For The First Time

  • Published: 25 September 2017
  • "That's like a nuclear explosion in your chest"

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    We like to keep our contributors on their toes here in Facts, and what better way to do that than subjecting them to gloriously high alcohol percentages of Absinthe? From a measly 68%, all the way up to almost 90%, watch in awe as we (well...they) experience the unique flavour that is absinthe. (Honestly, we're just glad they're still with us.)

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Comments • 11 085

  • zko
    zko  4 hours back

    Depending on the strength, most bars cut patrons off for an hour minimum after absinthe consumption... So... Yikes...

    • Thunder'sDad
      Thunder'sDad  7 hours back

      I wonder if the blue shit is Windex.

      • Tanya Porter
        Tanya Porter  11 hours back

        Ya'll didn't light the sugar on fire

        • Tanya Porter
          Tanya Porter  11 hours back

          Ya'll didn't light the sugar on fire

          • Billy Shea
            Billy Shea  2 days back

            Everyone: ahhhhhh I'm going to die

            White beanie guy: meh it's a little stingy

            • Julie R 11
              Julie R 11  2 days back

              Omg I’ve never known anyone that drank that much Absinthe and they’re still able to talk 😂

              • David Prior
                David Prior  2 days back

                Perhaps if you drank it using an absinthe glass with some sugar and diluted with cold water which brings out a nice anise bouquet and has a mellow black licorice flavor. There is a unique ritual for pouring and preparing absinthe. Doing shots of absinthe is like doing shots of petrol.

                • Corinne Bryant
                  Corinne Bryant  2 days back

                  LOL i feel like i should finish a sentence 😂😂😂😂

                  • Dougie Johnstoe
                    Dougie Johnstoe  3 days back

                    This makes you meet bob rob and huey 😖

                    • Foxesn Roses
                      Foxesn Roses  3 days back

                      benie guy what a champ

                      • Tiger Boots
                        Tiger Boots  3 days back

                        Everybody in the video: *is actively dying

                        Guy In the beanie: Mmm yes it is.......


                        • DesertScorpionKSA
                          DesertScorpionKSA  4 days back


                          • Rogue Minor
                            Rogue Minor  4 days back

                            Who is the cute guy with the beanie? He is sitting with Kellie.

                            • Jose Rodriguez
                              Jose Rodriguez  4 days back

                              When you feel like you are like the beanie guy, but you actually arw the black cap dude

                              • Jenelle W
                                Jenelle W  4 days back

                                We want to see the after!

                                • TheGhettoReviewer
                                  TheGhettoReviewer  4 days back

                                  When he said “it is um.. stingy”. I felt that

                                  • Steve Crawley
                                    Steve Crawley  4 days back

                                    1:41 the look in her eyes is everyone of us asking dad for a drink of beer as a kid

                                    • Ghost Hunter
                                      Ghost Hunter  4 days back

                                      I want jacksepticeye on here

                                      • Jimins ExCuGeMee
                                        Jimins ExCuGeMee  4 days back

                                        My cousins could chug these down quickly feckin weak

                                        • Mice Elf
                                          Mice Elf  5 days back

                                          1:41 OMG her expression was priceless. I thought absinthe only came in green flavor... They say Aleistor Crowley loved his absinthe.

                                          • Knoedel Toni
                                            Knoedel Toni  5 days back

                                            The don`t know how to drink Absinth in the right way... That´s awful what you are doing there...

                                            • GMG Records
                                              GMG Records  5 days back

                                              Pourquoi il la dilue pas au sucre ?

                                              • idoj654123
                                                idoj654123  5 days back

                                                Is that real absinthe or is it alcohol?

                                                • Kasper Larsen
                                                  Kasper Larsen  6 days back

                                                  Fella with the beanie: "The contents in this last one is definetely stronger than the others."
                                                  Dude with braces: "LET'S 'AVE ANOTHER ONE"
                                                  Everyone Else: *dying*

                                                  • RelaxingFeelings
                                                    RelaxingFeelings  6 days back

                                                    The girl with the Blondie tee is such a cutie, and with a lovely smile.
                                                    Irish people must be the best friends you always wanted to have in your life but didn't.

                                                    • Jimins ExCuGeMee
                                                      Jimins ExCuGeMee  5 days back

                                                      RelaxingFeelings I would like to hope my friends feel that way about me 😂

                                                  • Frost 89
                                                    Frost 89  6 days back

                                                    I can’t tell if those two people have bad teeth or braces on??? Hmmm

                                                    • Old Goat
                                                      Old Goat  7 days back

                                                      LMAO...."That could melt a Snowman" HaHaHa

                                                      • MeMeDroid
                                                        MeMeDroid  7 days back

                                                        That guy in the black cap and the other dude are straight of pussys

                                                        • joshua stelter
                                                          joshua stelter  1 weeks back

                                                          I finally got to see your butt haha thanks you... Damn that was perv oh well

                                                          • Travis Turner
                                                            Travis Turner  1 weeks back

                                                            Gotta do absinthe as a shot. Wussies.

                                                            • Drew Jennings
                                                              Drew Jennings  1 weeks back

                                                              Anyone a fan of absente? I don’t know if they sell it anywhere other than japan

                                                              • Christina Franks
                                                                Christina Franks  1 weeks back

                                                                @ 3:04 He looks like the Joker!

                                                                • Onii Chan
                                                                  Onii Chan  1 weeks back

                                                                  You won’t feel the burn if you were a smoker

                                                                  • Jonas F
                                                                    Jonas F  1 weeks back

                                                                    Absinth is for man.
                                                                    For man with a death wish!
                                                                    I like it the most, because it gets the job done the best.

                                                                    • Jeff Tappan
                                                                      Jeff Tappan  1 weeks back

                                                                      Audio keeps going in and out. WTH?

                                                                      • Darragh Farrell
                                                                        Darragh Farrell  1 weeks back

                                                                        This is hilarious!?! Also it tastes like burning classic comment!?!

                                                                        • ClaudeMagicbox
                                                                          ClaudeMagicbox  1 weeks back

                                                                          Those are all fake absinths....the real one is just lightly greenish, the bottle has tiny herbs on the bottom (the absinth) and it’s around 68 proof. I travelled a lot and I only found it in the Czech Republic, in most countries it’s illegal in Europe.
                                                                          It’s served with a special spoon on which you should put a sugar cube dipped in it and light it on fire to have the molten sugar drip into the glass as the liquor itself is extremely bitter.
                                                                          You get a weird euphoria and impaired sight after a few minutes, not real hallucinations but your sight is so fucked that you might think you are seeing “the Green Fairy” (especially if you are in a strip club of sorts or a 1920s nightclub).

                                                                          • Steve Roberts
                                                                            Steve Roberts  1 weeks back

                                                                            The last one was Deaths mouthwash!

                                                                            • utenk being
                                                                              utenk being  1 weeks back

                                                                              They dont know how to drink absinthe...

                                                                              • 32 CRA
                                                                                32 CRA  1 weeks back

                                                                                So Irish girl and absinthe = Lion king?

                                                                                • Keisny _01
                                                                                  Keisny _01  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Antitoxin is pretty hardcore but after 2 shots it gets in like a knife in the butter

                                                                                  • Tree Ma
                                                                                    Tree Ma  2 weeks back

                                                                                    I do believe in fairies!
                                                                                    I do! I do!

                                                                                    • Coco The Spooky Librarian

                                                                                      You don't drink it neat!

                                                                                      • Daily Sandwich
                                                                                        Daily Sandwich  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Now do irish peopole drink pure ethanol

                                                                                      • CarpFoon 0'Hydrate
                                                                                        CarpFoon 0'Hydrate  2 weeks back

                                                                                        4:20 "this one is stronger definitley, you can taste the *strongerness*

                                                                                        • Gabriel Vazquez
                                                                                          Gabriel Vazquez  2 weeks back

                                                                                          That's the first time I've seen those Irish folks actually get inebriated. Absinthe must be strong stuff!

                                                                                          • Manuel Martinez
                                                                                            Manuel Martinez  2 weeks back

                                                                                            The guy in the blue shirt took a huge shot of that green skull

                                                                                            • JL BREMER
                                                                                              JL BREMER  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Ok now I have to go google what it is exactly lol