Absinthe has become legal in many countries and you could even buy Absinthe in the United States. This has sparked off a reconditioned curiosity about Absinthe plus a new generation is curious about how to get Absinthe.
Absinthe is actually a strong liquor which is made by distilling alcohol with a recipe of herbal plants. Traditional herbs used in Absinthe absinthe liquor manufacture include common wormwood, also called grande wormwood or artemisia absinthum, aniseed and fennel. The aniseed gives the Absinthe its renowned anise or licorice flavor and also the wormwood provides the drink a good sharp edge of bitterness. Wormwood contains a chemical called thujone which has been regarded as psychoactive and to cause psychedelic effects. It had been claimed that Absinthe contained large amounts of thujone so it was banned during the early 1900s. Research and tests indicated that Absinthe actually only contained very tiny quantities of thujone, insufficient to result in any effect whatsoever, and so the drink was once more legalized in many countries.
To achieve the actual taste of Absinthe you have to buy an Absinthe that contains wormwood. Don’t be conned by the many fake Absinthes or substitute Absinthes – you will need genuine wormwood Absinthe.
How to get Absinthe containing wormwood
Here are some buying guidelines to help you buy a true Absinthe:-
– Create your own from a kit. AbsintheKit.com sell absinthekits which contain an Absinthe essence, a plastic measure and 14 creative bottle labels. The kit costs $29 plus it is made up of enough essence to make 14 bottles of absinthe. Unlike steeping kits, the kits from AbsintheKit are already distilled so, when you mix them with vodka or Everclear, you get a true Absinthe. The essences include the standard Absinthe herbs, such as wormwood, and are an economical means of acquiring a real wormwood Absinthe.
– Educate yourself regarding Absinthe online. Use the Buyer’s Guide on sites like lafeeverte.net to study up about Absinthes also to read reviews on specific brands.
– Check that the Absinthe contains wormwood rather than just southernwood or roman wormwood. The Absinthe should also comprise anise or aniseed. Some Czech Absinth are wormwood bitters, not true Absinthe, because they are anise free.
– Look around and compare prices.
– Buy brands created by reputable distillers and investigate Absinthes that have won awards.
How to get Absinthe classics
Here are just a few Absinthes that you could be considering trying. All of them are real wormwood Absinthes.
– AbsintheKit.com Absinthe Classics essence – This essence produces a classic “verte” or green Absinthe that louches magnificently.
– The Jade Collection – This variety of vintage style Absinthes are distilled by Ted Breaux in France. They already have won awards and have absolutely got a lot of good reviews and write-ups on the web.
– Mari Mayans 70 – A Spanish Absinthe (Absenta). This collectors 70 edition has won awards and has been made in Ibiza since 1880. Absinthe was not ever banned in Spain which means this Absinthe has long been in production.
– Sebor – A Czech Absinth which contains both wormwood and anise. It’s actually a well known Czech brand with a good reputation.
– La Boheme Absinthe Original – A Czech Absinthe which is based on a 200 yr old Swiss recipe.
– Absinthe Roquete 1797 – This French Absinthe is based on a genuine eighteenth century recipe and is also distilled in 19th century alambics.
Other noteworthy Absinthes are La Ptite Douce, Absinthe La Clandestine, Doubs Mystique Carte’Or, Absinthe Duplais and Lucid, which is available in the USA.
If you have bought your selected Absinthe don’t forget to follow the Ritual and also to work with an Absinthe glass and slotted spoon. Reproductions of antique glasses and spoons can be bought from AbsintheKit.com.
Now you know how to get Absinthe, experience the taste of the Green Fairy.