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For the various forms of alcohol that appear in the Fallout series of games, see alcohol.
FONV absinthe.png
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+1 Charisma for 4 minutes
-1 Intelligence for 4 minutes
+1 Perception for 4 minutes
+20 Dehydration
-10 Dehydration (jsawyer.esp)
Addiction10% chance of alcohol addiction
Base ID00115eb1

Absinthe is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


Absinthe is a green, highly alcoholic beverage derived from wormwood, fennel, aniseed and other herbs. Absinthe is an addictive drink which when consumed provides a minor status boost - increasing Charisma and Perception by one while reducing Intelligence by one. It also has a higher chance of addiction, compared to similar alcoholic drinks.

As with most alcoholic item in Fallout: New Vegas, absinthe's effects (both positive and negative) are altered by the player's Survival skill. With a Survival skill of 100 the player will receive +3 to Charisma and Perception and -3 to Intelligence.

In hardcore mode, absinthe will increase the player's level of dehydration. This effect is also affected by the Survival skill, ranging from +20 at lower levels to +60 at 100 Survival skill.

Absinthe does not stack its effects separately from other alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine etc. (with the exception of Dixon's whiskey and moonshine), despite the fact that it does have slightly different effects (+1 Perception instead of +1 Strength).

Effects of Survival skill

10+1 Charisma, -1 Intelligence, +1 Perception, +24 Dehydration60+2 Charisma, -2 Intelligence, +2 Perception, +44 Dehydration
20+1 Charisma, -1 Intelligence, +1 Perception, +28 Dehydration70+2 Charisma, -2 Intelligence, +2 Perception, +48 Dehydration
30+1 Charisma, -1 Intelligence, +1 Perception, +32 Dehydration80+2 Charisma, -2 Intelligence, +2 Perception, +52 Dehydration
40+1 Charisma, -1 Intelligence, +1 Perception, +36 Dehydration90+2 Charisma, -2 Intelligence, +2 Perception, +56 Dehydration
50+2 Charisma, -2 Intelligence, +2 Perception, +40 Dehydration100+3 Charisma, -3 Intelligence, +3 Perception, +60 Dehydration

Whiskey Rose

Whiskey Rose is a perk provided while Cass is serving as a Companion in the player's party. With this perk the penalty to Intelligence for consuming any type of alcohol is eliminated, as are the effects of alcohol addiction.



Sourcebox default.pngThe following is based on the JSawyer mod and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

In J.E. Sawyer's jsawyer.esp work, the model of Absinthe's bottle was slightly shrunk to better fit the visual limits of the bottle.

Sourcebox default.pngEnd of information based on the JSawyer mod.