I was at Church and State on friday for lunch and i noticed they have an "absinthe ritual" posted on their bar pilar so i had to ask as i was leaving do they actually serve absinthe or was it kind of a joke? He said yes, we serve it! I said OK, i'll be back later... I have never tried it since it has been illegal in the u.s. since 1915 and just became legal again around 2007. I love all of the old imagery making it look like the devil in a bottle.