Doesn't seem that much different from regular alcohol. Anyway, definitely not drunk, but it gave me a nice buzz and lifted my mood in a cool way -- earlier tonight I was super-depressed about leaving the city and breaking up with the girl I had been dating. I live in a small town now, but then I remembered I'm rich for my age and in good health..... no good reason to remain depressed. And a relationship is probably the last thing I need right now.
But here's my question: who else has tried absinthe legally in the US or canada? What were the effects? The bartender said that hallucinations don't actually happen, that that's just BS that has been exaggerated over the years. It's basically just a super-strong liqueur (68% alcohol by volume, although it is typically diluted with chilled water to give it a better taste).