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Absinthe Render BSi
"The king of fine liquors."
―Label catchphrase[src]

King Absinthe is one of several different types of alcoholic beverages found in Columbia and Rapture during the events of BioShock Infinite and Burial at Sea.

BioShock InfiniteEdit

Unlike every other alcoholic beverage found around Columbia, Absinthe drains your current Health by half, but fully replenishes your Salts. This 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 contentBurial 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 The ban in America was rescinded in 2007.

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