An alcohol beverage is simply any drink that contains ethanol/ ethyl alcohol. Beer, wine, and spirits all start with a process called fermentation, which is the natural result of yeast digestion of the sugars found in ingredients like fruit, cereal grains, or other starches.
In 2012, tipplers downed 1.17 billion gallons (4.44 billion liters) of the distilled alcoholic beverage, making it the world's most popular spirit. But what is vodka made from? To produce vodka, you must first ferment any foodstuff that contains sugar or starch, then distill the product to increase its alcohol content.
Absinthe (/ ˈ æ b s ɪ n θ,-s æ̃ θ /; French: ) is historically described as a distilled, highly alcoholic (45–74% ABV / 90–148 U.S. proof) beverage. It is an anise-flavoured spirit derived from botanicals, including the flowers and leaves of Artemisia absinthium ("grand wormwood"), together with green anise, sweet fennel, and other medicinal and culinary herbs.