Absinth, alc.68%. Absinthe is a strong alcoholic drink, usually containing about 70% (sometimes 75 or even 85 or 86%) alcohol. A key component of absinthe is the extract of bitter wormwood, in essential oils of which high levels of thujone are contained. This highlights the effect of absinthe from other alcoholic beverages. Sometimes the use of absinthe arises hallucinations. The green color of the beverage is due to its component chlorophyll, so it got the nickname "The Green Fairy" and "The Green Witch".