While Pernod’s absinthe is not hallucinogenic, it’s not for the faint of heart: It’s 136-proof. The brand calls itself the “original absinthe,” since its founder Henri-Louis Pernod helped create the first commercial absinthe distillery in 1798. In late 2013, Pernod Absinthe returned to its original formula. The spirit is now made using the same ingredients as in the early 1800s. Absinthe was banned in the United States in 1912. Pernod reintroduced its spirit to America in 2007 after it became legal again.