Sounds like it tastes like Yeagermeister...never did like that stuff due to the anise flavoring. Never have Absinth Did consume large quantities of Soju while serving in Korea. That stuff was said to have formaldehyde in it...not sure if it did not not. came in a various sized kettle (depending on the size you bought) mixed with orange juice. Very similar to a screw driver. Instead of pouring the drinks from the kettle we would buy a kettle and drink it out of the kettle with a straw.