"If you take hard alcohol and add a bunch of wormwood to it, and let it sit, the resulting product (with or without straining) is not absinthe. Even if you are wearing a metric asston of silver jewelry, and insist on wearing naught but the most darkly fashionable of black garments from head to toe, the resulting product IS NOT ABSINTHE. It is, at best, a tincture of wormwood.
So sayeth the grumpy Goat Woman."
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