Absinthe Is the Spirit for Those With a More Mischievous Palate

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One of the most mysterious and storied spirits, absinthe was first made in Switzerland in the late 18th century, and it has a famous place in history among artists and intellectuals. With its signature green hue, bold anise flavor, and intriguing past, absinthe is a natural choice for those with a more mischievous palate. Here are our 11 favorite bottles of absinthe.

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Jade 1901
Jade 1901 Absinthe
$69.11

A special absinthe for connoisseurs and collectors, Jade 1901 Absinthe is made in accordance with a 1901 recipe and distilled in copper bain-marie stills that were acquired directly from the Pernod Fils distillery in France. Each bottle is encapsulated by hand in traditional wax for an added personal touch of authenticity. Earthy and herbal with a sophisticated creamy finish, this absinthe makes a great gift for spirits aficionados.

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Absinthe Vieux Pontarlier
Absinthe Vieux Pontarlier
$70.50

A historical absinthe distilled in accordance to a 19th-century recipe using regional wormwood, Provençal fennel seeds, green anise, and a handful of other botanical herbs and spices, this French absinthe is as traditional as it gets. Savory, well-balanced, and slightly peppery, this is a tasty absinthe to be savored.

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Pernod
Pernod Absinthe
$82.00

Dating back to 1805, Pernod was the very first absinthe distillery in France. Made with wormwood sourced from fields in Pontarlier, France, this recipe has changed very little over the years, and it's considered one of the most balanced formulas on the market.

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St. George
St. George Spirits Absinthe Verte
$59.95

The base spirit in this herbaceous and bright California-made batch of absinthe is actually Chardonnay wine, which lends a soft and citrusy flavor and aroma to this otherwise traditionally distilled absinthe.

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Redux
Redux Absinthe
$62.50

This handcrafted American absinthe is made in small batches in Colorado's Golden Moon Distillery. With a flavor profile that's crisp, clean, and bursting with notes of alpine herbs and fennel, this best-selling absinthe tastes delicious sipped after a meal as a digestif.

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La Fee
La Fee Parisienne Absinthe
$42.75

Careful maceration during distillation gives this formula an incredibly rich aroma, flavor, and distinctive louche, or milky opalescence that's created when ice water is added to the spirit for subtle dilution.

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Kubler
Kubler Absinthe

$69.99

The primary ingredient in this Swiss absinthe is real wormwood, and the formula is complemented by spicy notes of coriander, mint, anise, and fennel.

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Doc's All Natural Spirits
Doc's Natural Spirits Green Absinthe
$45.99

Made by a husband-and-wife duo in Brooklyn, New York, this small-batch absinthe is herbal, mellow, and just slightly minty, making it a versatile and tasty option to have stocked at your home bar.

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Mansinthe
Mansinthe Absinthe
$60.99

Made in Switzerland, this traditional-style absinthe from musician Marilyn Manson has actually won prestigious gold medals at national spirits awards.

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La Muse
La Muse Verte Absinthe

$64.99

This delicate, carefully constructed elixir features herbs like star anise, lemon balm, and herbsaint, which are separately steeped in the spirit for hours to get the most complexity out of each flavor. With its glowing neon hue and gorgeous bottle, we think you might just fall for this green muse.

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Pacifique
Pacifique Absinthe
$62.99

Produced just north of Seattle, this spicy and curious blend has distinctive notes of coriander, cumin, and oregano that develop rather wildly as you sip.

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