Absinthe alcohol content is very interesting as compared to the alcoholic content of liquor such as whisky, gin and vodka. Although alcohol content differs by brand, it contains nearly double the amount of alcohol as whisky, gin and vodka.
Absinthe is an extremely interesting distilled liquor which originated in Switzerland but was made popular in France by its connection to Bohemian Paris and artists and writers such as Van Gogh, Verlaine, Pablo Picasso, Oscar Wilde, Charles Baudelaire and Ernest Hemingway. Absinthe was nicknamed “The Green Fairy” or La Fee Verte, in French, due to its green color. Blanche Absinthe, or La Bleue, is a crystal clear Absinthe.
Absinthe is a spirit, not a liqueur and has the taste of anise, like Pernod Pastis which has been produced to take its place when Absinthe sales were restricted in the early nineteenth century by the USA www.absinthekit.com/articles and lots of European countries. Its flavor arises from its herbal ingredients which include the herb, grand wormwood, (Artemesia Absinthium), anise and fennel. Some brands of Absinthe also comprise licorice, hyssop, angelica root and other herbs.
The active chemical, thujone, which originates from the herb wormwood, was thought to have psychedelic effects on the brain such as the drug cannabis, resulting from thujone’s being similar to THC which is found in cannabis. Numerous studies have recently shown that this is a misconception and that Absinthe is no more hazardous than any other strong liquor. Absinthe was examined for safety in the 1990s and was legalized to buy in many European countries. Many countries now produce Absinthe including the Czech Republic, Spain, France and Switzerland and there are many different brands for sale. You can find and purchase Absinthe from various companies including AbsintheKit.com who sell Absinthe essences. A kit is advisable as it contains an essence that will make nearly 14 bottle of Absinthe! Buying on the internet is quite simple.
Absinthe Alcohol Preparation Practice
There is an amazing ritual involved in the preparation of original Absinthe. Here is a brief outline of the steps involved to make real Absinthe:-
– Pour Absinthe to a glass such as the Absinthe glasses that you can get online from AbsintheKit.com
– Place a cube of sugar over a unique Absinthe slotted spoon and rest above the glass.
– Pour ice cold water on the sugar cube to dilute the Absinthe to the required ratio.
The oils of anise, fennel and star anise aren’t soluble therefore cloud the drink. This clouding is known as “louching” and Absinthe is supposed to do this. The finished drink will be milky and cloudy.
Absinthe can also be used in cocktails. Ernest Hemingway’s famous recipe was to prepare Absinthe with champagne. Other cocktails with Absinthe include the Tomate that’s Absinthe mixed with grenadine and iced water.
Absinthe alcohol content is not to be worried about – keep in mind it is twice as strong as whisky, gin and vodka so you should drink it sparsely.