However, wormwood itself can be found if you look hard enough (or just buy it online); I actually used to get it from a witchy little shop in Long Beach. Just for the hardcore absinthe-aficionado wannabes, here's the recipe for the moonshine version of the Green Fairy--obtained from an "Absinthe Professor" at Burning Man (totally legit). It's pretty rough, though, and might have some crazy side effects if you drink too much (like going blind or cutting off your ear), so have a friend try it first.
Written by Erin DeWitt.
Illustrations by Colin Hayes.