ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN LIP SERVICE WEB MAGAZINE
The old-school Irish used to head for a bit of the poteen (or poitíne). Think of it as Irish moonshine, with more kick than Sister Mary Francis on a bad day. It’s been said that poteen could cause blindness and even sometimes kill people who end up suffering from alcohol poisoning. It is, I shit you not, also common for elderly people to rub poteen on their skin to help with arthritis – well, at least that’s the excuse Gram used to use.
Not feeling quite so hard-core? Okay, ya wee lassie, here’s something a bit more dainty for your delicate constitution …