Absinthe is a highly alcoholic drink that was first made in Switzerland in the late 18th century. It is composed of a blend of herbs, including wormwood, anise, and fennel, which gives it its unique, anise-flavored taste. Absinthe became popular in France, particularly among artists and writers, who appreciated its inspiring qualities. Despite its association with hallucinations and madness, absinthe was widely consumed across Europe and America during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, absinthe is once again widely available and continues to be a popular drink. Its history and reputation as the “green fairy” make it a distinctive and sought-after beverage.