From Serbo-Croatian pelinkovac.
- A liqueur made from wormwood, originating in the Balkans.
1988 July 8, Victor A. Friedman, “Improvising Absinthe”, in Chicago Reader:
Absinthe tastes and smells like a cross between ouzo and pelinkovac.
2008, Coral Petkovich, Ivan, from Adriatic to Pacific, →ISBN, page 75:
- His gaze fell on a bottle of pelinkovac and his stomach lurched.