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You could hardly call me an artist, without the twinkle of Moonbeam.
Sander Cohen; Moonbeam Absinthe Ad[src]

Moonbeam Absinthe is one of the several different types of drinking alcohol found in Rapture. Alcohol restores Health, but drains EVE. If multiple units are consumed back to back, a short duration of blurry/double vision will occur.

The Booze Hound Gene Tonic will make drinkable alcohol restore EVE, rather than draining it.

As with all alcoholic beverages, the Incinerate! Plasmid can turn this drink into a deadly weapon. If set aflame, use Telekinesis to throw it at enemies.

Help Caption[]

A bottle of absinthe will restore a small amount of Health, but drain a small amount of EVE. Like all food and drink, it is consumed immediately when picked up. Absinthe makes the brain go yonder!


Behind the Scenes[]

  • The drink absinthe[1] was popular in the mid 19th century with artists such as Toulouse Lautrec[2] who were involved in the aesthetic and romantic movement in major cities in Europe. The developers of BioShock no doubt used moonbeam absinthe as a character development device for Sander Cohen. Numerous bottles of Moonbeam Absinthe can be found in his private quarters, both in Fort Frolic and in his apartment at Olympus Heights.
  • The label on the back of the bottle is rendered backwards in game.
  • Moonbeam Absinthe is one of the rarest drinks in the series.


  1. Absinthe on Wikipedia
  2. Toulouse Lautrec on Wikipedia