High alcohol volume. Very high. 85%. A mouthful is about 4 beers' worth. Has a strong liquorice taste and smell, but you don't taste it if you drink it straight.

REALLY warms you up.
"Mate, check look at the back of the bottle- 'VERY high alcohol volume. Do NOT drink neat'"
"Uhh, I just drank 3 mouthfuls... Absinthe is the Elixcer of God..."
by Ziggy-Stardust May 24, 2008
A drink that makes you dance like a prick... and sing Rolling Stones songs really badly. I recommend it.
That dude wanted to punch you for singing Angie so badly.
by the sexy monkey May 05, 2005
A tasty drink with up to 85% alcohol that should not be taken unless you plan on cheating on your girlfriend. Sorry!
by SHIIIIIIIIIIT July 26, 2003
The best alcohol drink ever invented!
Usually green in colour.
absinthe + irritable bowel syndrome = jobbies in ones pants.

Hapsburg Gold Label Absinthe is 89.9% alcohol! Now thats quality!
by Me March 21, 2005

An alchoholic beverage consisting of the essential oils of Sweet Fennel, Anise, and Grand Wormwood. Usually appears green in color due to the herbs used to naturally color it. The extracts are mixed with a base of alchohol (usually between 55 - 83% ABV), which makes the spirit Absinthe, and is prepared with cold water and sugar to create an opaque light green drink. The drink is never drunk neat. When using the French method, a specially slotted spoon is set on top of a cup with about 1-1/2 oz of Absinthe and a sugar cube is placed on the spoon while ice water is slowly poured on the cube. The ice water and the Absinthe causes the drink to cloud up (called louching) due to the non water-soluable nature of the herbal oils. This is what brings out the real flavor of Absinthe and the drink usually sits at about the ABV of a good glass of wine when prepared.

American Absinthe limits the amout of the "apparent" psychoactive drug in Grand Wormwood (Artemesia Absinthium) called toujone, but one can buy foreign Absinthe online and get the normal levels of toujone. The psychoactive drug was one of the causes of it being labled for causing hallucinations, but these claimes were falsified a little after the turn of the 20th century due to it's popularity, the failing wine industry and the growing prohibitionist movement in Europe.

Romanticized as "Le Fee Verte", "The Green Fairy", and "The Green Goddess".
I usually like my Absinthe mixed with 3-4 oz of ice water and 1 cube of sugar.
by Daschni December 31, 2012
One of the greatest drinks ever invented. As rumor has it, Van Gough was drinking a lot of absinthe right before he cut off his own ear. As well as that, 9 shots can be fatal apparently!! Love the mystery that is.....
(Absinthe is a tits machine of a drink!)
Just go to the supermarket and buy some. But real absinthe is always better.
by Fox JK October 15, 2006
A very strong alcoholic beverage.
"Absinthe, the drink that makes you want to kill yourself instantly".
by Uncle Jez January 06, 2010
Free Daily Email

Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!

Emails are sent from daily@urbandictionary.com. We'll never spam you.