I have been introduced to and smitten by Absinthe and I love it! Anyone else try this lately? By the way, the stuff that is now for sale in the US and liquor stores near you is not really Absinthe. The US approved liquor is made without Wormwoods, and without wormwood, you don't have the real McCoy. Genuine Absinthe can be purchased from several internet sites or if you are especially daring, you can make you own. Genuine Absinthe will run between 130 to 150 proof. It is usually made by steeping the botanicals, wormwood, hyssop, angelica root, peppermint, anise and lemon-balm in 190 proof grape alcohol. There are also some minor herbs in the mix. The Macerate is then distilled and more hyssop, peppermint, lemon-balm and a different type of wormword is returned to the distillate to allow for the steeping of the traditional green color. If you like licorice you'll like Absinthe!