On the subject of Absinthe

 

Absinthe is a strong liquor that is generally between 45 and 75% ABV (alcohol by volume), about twice as strong as other types of alcohol based drinks such as whisky and vodka.

Also known as “The Green Fairy” or “La Fee Verte”, Absinthe was the beverage connected with La Belle Epoque and Bohemian Paris. It was given to French soldiers in the 1840s to deal with malaria and so they brought the drink home along with them.absinthe-sale Absinthe bars opened across Paris and special Absinthe hours or “L’heure verte” occurred daily. By the middle of the 19th century Pernod, distillers of Absinthe, were producing over 30,000 liters of Absinthe every single day for the French people to buy!

About Absinthe History

Legend says that Dr Pierre Ordinaire produced Absinthe in the Swiss town of Couvet in the eighteenth century as an elixir or tonic for his customers. The Absinthe recipe eventually got int the hands of Henri-Louis Pernod who first distilled Absinthe in Couvet and later in Pontarlier, France as of Pernod Fils.

Pernod utilized a wine base and various herbs including common wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed, fennel, lemon balm, hyssop, angelica, dittany, star anise, nutmeg and juniper.

Famous consumers of the Green Fairy happen to be Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, Degas, Gauguin, Verlaine and Baudelaire.

Absinthe became more preferred than wine, In France, and the prohibition trend campaigned to have Absinthe banned because:-

– Thujone, in wormwood, was considered to be similar to THC in cannabis and believed to be psychoactive.
– Absinthe was associated with the loose morals of the artists, writers and courtesans of Montmartre.
– Absinthe was believed to have psychedelic effects, to lead to hallucinations, convulsions and also to drive people insane.

It was moreover alleged that an Absinthe drinker murdered his entire family – merely the excuse that the prohibition movement were looking for to steer the government to ban Absinthe. The buying, selling and consumption of Absinthe in France was made illegal in France in 1915 and in a number of other countries during this time period.

 

Numerous studies have established that Absinthe, including vintage Absinthe, only contains really small amounts of thujone and is completely safe to drink. Absinthe has actually been legalized in a great many countries ever since the 1990s and there has been an Absinthe revival in lots of countries, including the USA who have only recently allowed a number of brands to be on sale.

About Absinthe Essences

To savor Absinthe, you can either order bottles of Absinthe online or produce your own Absinthe utilizing essences from AbsintheKit.com. These essences are utilized by the Absinthe industry and are made using standard herbal ingredients such as wormwood, aniseed and fennel. Basically mix with either Everclear or vodka to create your individual Absinthe. There are four different types of essence available.

About Absinthe Arrangement

The correct way to make Absinthe would be to adhere to the ritual:-

– Pour 25-50ml Absinthe to an Absinthe translucent glass.
– Rest a slotted Absinthe spoon on the top of the glass.
– Put a sugar cube to the spoon.
– Drip iced water over the sugar utilising an Absinthe fountain or pour gradually from a carafe.
– Observe the Absinthe louche.
– Drink your wonderful Absinthe drink.

I hope that you’ve now learned about Absinthe, the mysterious drink that has a very interesting past as well as a great taste.