How To Use Absinthe

Absinthe has once again become a popular drink and, with the legalization of some brands of Absinthe in 2007 in America, it can even be asserted we’re experiencing an Absinthe resurrection. Yet, a number of people don’t really know how to use Absinthe correctly or maybe what Absinthe is.

Precisely What is Absinthe

Absinthe is not a hallucinogen or perhaps a drug. It is a strong liquor with an alcohol by volume of approximately 75% along with an anise flavor.

Legend has it that Absinthe was made by Dr Pierre Ordinaire in Couvet, Switzerland in the eighteenth century as an elixir for his patients. Through the turn of the nineteenth century Henri-Louis Pernod was distilling Absinthe and marketing it commercially. Pernod used a wine alcohol base distilled with different kinds of natural herbs including wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), fennel, aniseed, star anise, hyssop, lemon balm, angelica, juniper, dittany, nutmeg and melissa.

Absinthe, or La Fee Verte (Green Fairy) the way it grew to become known in France, became such a popular drink that it even becamevery popular than wine in France. Absinthe bars shot to popularity and also the “Ritual” or traditional technique of using and preparing Absinthe was born.

Absinthe was restricted in France in 1915 after it had been claimed that Absinthe contained psychoactive chemicals and cause hallucinations, convulsions, insanity and death. Now it is known that these particular claims were false. Absinthe cannot as well as doesn’t cause such effects. Absinthe was legalized in many countries in the 1990s.

How to Use Absinthe the Conventional Method

To arrange Absinthe in the conventional method is to utilize the “Ritual”.

You need:-
– A big glass or Absinthe glass.
– Absinthe
– An Absinthe spoon – duplicate glasses and spoons can be bought online at along with top-quality Absinthe essences to produce your individual Absinthe.
– A sugar cube.
– A carafe of cold water.

Pour a shot of Absinthe into the glass.
Rest the spoon around the rim of the glass and put the sugar cube in the spoon.
Little by little drip, rather than pour, the iced water on the sugar to dissolve it.
Watch the Absinthe louche as the water combines into the Absinthe. The essential oils in the Absinthe aren’t soluble in water so make the mixture to louche or go cloudy.
Blend your Absinthe and enjoy the taste of the Green Fairy.

Keep in mind that although Absinthe will not provide you with hallucinations, it’s a strong drink and it’s also quite simple to get drunk on Absinthe. Absinthe is manufactured out of a curious combination of herbs – some are naturally sedative naturally whilst others are stimulants. This combination of herbs can grant an extremely different drunkenness than that caused by other spirits or wine or beer. Some describe it as a “clear headed” drunkenness.

The Czech or Bohemian Procedure

Using this type of method, once you have poured the shot of Absinthe in the glass you dip the sugar cube in the alcohol then set it up alight to the spoon by using a match. When the sugar has caramelized and melted in the spoon and to the Absinthe, you add the iced water.

The Bohemian strategy is a modern method and is also a bit of fun really rather than a serious approach to drinking Absinthe. It can also be slightly dangerous because the whole glass of Absinthe can catch fire, somewhat of a waste of Absinthe! Be cautious.

The Ritual is the most popular means of using Absinthe but Absinthe may also be used in cocktails – make up your personal or search online for cocktail recipes to give you inspiration on how to use Absinthe.