Absinthe refined. Nearly 100 years after its ban, you can now enjoy one of history's most notorious liquors in all its 19th century glory. Today the signature drink of Van Gogh, Oscar Wilde and Toulouse-Lautrec can be enjoyed as it was in the 1900s. Absente, the first legal Absinthe recipe 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, including anise, star anise, balm, peppermint and a full measure of the legendary and notorious botanical Wormwood, also known as artemesia Absinthium. Experience Absente, Absinthe Refined and recall the glitz and glamour of la belle epoque, Paris. crillonimporters.com. absente.com. (hashtag)absente. Facebook; Twitter; Instagram; Pinterest. (at)greenmint. Absente Liqueur, 55% alc./vol. (110 proof).