- “The king of fine liquors.”
- ― Label catchphrase[src]
Unlike every other alcoholic beverage found around Columbia, Absinthe drains your current Health by half, but fully replenishes your Salts. As with Unknown Booze, it only takes one bottle for Booker DeWitt to become inebriated. It is the opposite of its BioShock counterpart, as Moonbeam Absinthe increased health and drained EVE.
Burial at SeaEdit
Absinthe makes another appearance in both BioShock Infinite's downloadable content: Burial at Sea - Episode 1 and Episode 2. The effects of the drink have been reversed, so that now it provides health, but drains a bit of EVE.
A large number of empty bottles can be found in Jeremiah Fink's personal Prayer room, along with painted graffiti and numerous cobwebs. An additional amount was drank by a prisoner in Fontaine's Department Store's Manta Ray Lounge, who eventually committed suicide.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- Absinthe was very popular among Parisians in the late 1800's and early 1900's, particularly with the creative types, such as artists and authors.
- The drink was banned by 1915 in places such as the United States, France and Switzerland due to supposedly psychoactive effects. The ban in America was rescinded in 2007.
|Items in BioShock Infinite|
|Single Use items||Medical Kit · Salts · Infusion · Gear · Lockpick · Lockpicking Kit · Locksmith Bag · Silver Eagle · Wallet · Purse · Cash Bag · Silver Bar · Gold Bar · Keys · Chest · Code Book|
|Consumables||Absinthe · Apple · Banana · Bandages · Beer · Bourbon · Brandy · Bread · Cake · Can of Beans · Candy Bar · Cereal · Champagne · Cheese · Cigarettes · Coffee · Corn · Cotton Candy · Gift Boxes · Gin · Hot Dog · Jar of Pickles · Orange · Peanuts · Pear · Pineapple · Popcorn · Potato · Potato Chips · Ration · Sandwich · Sardines · Soda · Spinach · Tomato Soup · Unknown Booze · Vermouth · Watermelon · Whiskey · White Oats · Wine|
|Plot items||Voxophone · Kinetoscope · Telescope|