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For the various form of alcohol that appear in the Fallout series, see Alcohol.
FONV absinthe
Icon absinthe
effects+1 Perception for 4 minutes
+1 Charisma for 4 minutes
-1 Intelligence for 4 minutes
Hardcore mode only
+20 Dehydration
addictionAlcohol addiction 10% chance

Absinthe is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas. It is rarer than other forms of alcohol, possibly as a counterbalance to its ability to boost Perception instead of Strength.


Absinthe is a green, highly alcoholic beverage distilled from a fermented mash containing wormwood, fennel, aniseed and other herbs. It is notable due to its provision of the highest Perception bonus of any consumable item, though only with a Survival skill of 100.

Absinthe does not stack separately from other alcohols such as beer and whiskey. This despite the fact that it does have slightly different effects—Perception +1 instead of Strength +1. However, Dixon's whiskey and moonshine both stack separately from this and other alcohols.

Survival Skill effectEdit

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+1 Perception for 4m, +1 Charisma for 4m, -1 Intelligence for 4m+24 Dehydration 
20+1 Perception for 4m, +1 Charisma for 4m, -1 Intelligence for 4m+28 Dehydration 
30+1 Perception for 4m, +1 Charisma for 4m, -1 Intelligence for 4m+32 Dehydration 
40+1 Perception for 4m, +1 Charisma for 4m, -1 Intelligence for 4m+36 Dehydration 
50+2 Perception for 4m, +2 Charisma for 4m, -2 Intelligence for 4m+40 Dehydration 
60+2 Perception for 4m, +2 Charisma for 4m, -2 Intelligence for 4m+44 Dehydration 
70+2 Perception for 4m, +2 Charisma for 4m, -2 Intelligence for 4m+48 Dehydration 
80+2 Perception for 4m, +2 Charisma for 4m, -2 Intelligence for 4m+52 Dehydration 
90+2 Perception for 4m, +2 Charisma for 4m, -2 Intelligence for 4m+56 Dehydration 
100+3 Perception for 4m, +3 Charisma for 4m, -3 Intelligence for 4m+60 Dehydration 


  • One can be found in the cocktail lounge in the Lucky 38. Look for the second row up in the inner circle.
  • Five more can be stolen from behind the counter at the Atomic Wrangler casino.
  • Four are located in the Ultra-Luxe kitchen.
  • Sold by some traveling merchants.
  • Can be found on random enemies such as Vipers and Jackals.
  • Dead MoneyGametitle-FNV DM Throughout the Villa and the Sierra Madre.
  • One can be found on a dead prospector at the Prospector's Den.
  • A bottle can be found along with a bottle of cateye and a bottle of steady in a pool of waste at the foot of the REPCONN test site.
  • Found on NCR troopers in the Battle of Hoover Dam.
  • One can be found in a hard locked safe inside the Prospector Saloon. It cannot be found if the Powder Gangers take over Goodsprings.
  • One can be found in a fridge in an abandoned house in Goodsprings.
  • Sometimes sold by a merchant in the Prospector's Den after the Jackal gang members have been cleared out and the Prospector's Den has been restored.

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