by By Kaylee Hultgren | October 01, 2009

1009SC AbsintheOnce banned in the United States for its supposed hallucinogenic proper­ties, absinthe --  a potent anise-flavored spirit beloved by late-19th century Parisian artistes, including Vincent van Gogh -- is now on the group F&B menu at the Four Seasons Resort Scotts­dale (Ariz.) at Troon North. Touted as a sophisticated after-dinner drink, the so-called Absinthe Drip combines carmelized sugar, the unsweetened liquor and a dribble of cold water. (480) 515-5700;