Absente Absinthe Liqueur, the first legal Absinthe in the US market since 1912, is still hand crafted in the south of France using only the highest quality artisanal distillation methods and ingredients from the region, including anise, star anise, balm, peppermint and a full measure of the legendary and notorious botanical Wormwood, also known as artemesia absinthium. Absente is technically labeled a Vert (green in French) absinthe and derives its unique color and flavor from botanicals. A method practiced and mastered by the French was to add regional herbs like sweet balm to the distilled liquor to introduce additional flavors, aromas as well as a green color to the finished liquid. In order to truly replicate this traditional Artisanal method, we incorporate this legendary technique when producing Absente. Absente can be enjoyed in many ways: mixed with water, or the classic mixture of sugar and water using a slotted spoon.