With a rich history dating back to the 1900's, Absinthe originated in France as a highly potent liquor with a distinct anise flavor. The original recipe contained wormwood and thujone which were known to cause hallucinations for many imbibers. These particular ingredients were later removed from the liquor before it was able to legally hit the shelves in America in the early 1990's. With this new formula now legal in the US, mixologists are able to experiment with using Absinthe in new age cocktails as well as revive classics like the Sazerac. The distinct anise flavor pairs well with other strong liquors like the gin and bitters found in this Separatist Gimlet recipe.