The traditional method of serving Absinthe is by using a technique
called The Ritual and also to dilute it with water. Some people are bored of drinking Absinthe this way and want to realize what to mix Absinthe with. Hopefully this article help you to enjoy Absinthe much more.
Absinthe is actually a strong liquor that is flavored with natural herbs including grande wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel. In addition, it sometimes consists of petite wormwood (artemisia pontica). The aniseed gives the drink its fantastic anise taste as well as the wormwood gives the Absinthe its characteristic bitter or slightly sour flavor.
Grande wormwood is made up of thujone, named 3 thujamone or 3 sabinone by the book The IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry. Thujone is a ketone and also a monoterpene much like the other terpenes, menthol and camphor. Additional names that thujone obtained from wormwood has been known as are Absinthol, salvinol and tanacetone.
Thujone is the reason that Absinthe was banned in several countries during the early 1900s. It was the thujone which was held accountable for the madness and suicide of Van Gogh and lots of artists and writers reported that drinking Absinthe afforded them their genius and inspiration through dreams and hallucinations. The well-known Absinthe drinker Oscar Wilde claimed of Absinthe:
“After the first glass of Absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.” You will never know what could happen after a whole bottle?!
We now know that Absinthe isn’t any more hazardous than any other strong spirit such as vodka and whisky, although it is two times the strength. Studies have shown that Absinthe only consists of traces of thujone and that it is not probable to consume enough Absinthe for thujone to get any negative or harmful effects. It will not make you hallucinate or go insane and is now legal in the majority of countries. It’s still illegal in Ireland however the Irish can order it from offshore and have it shipped for private consumption.
You can create your very own bottled Absinthe by utilizing Absinthe essences from AbsintheKit.com. These essences are made by distilling classic Absinthe herbs and all you need to do should be to mix them with vodka or Everclear – a simple and economical method to make Absinthe.
What to Mix Absinthe With
Since Absinthe is legal in many countries, we could experiment with making use of it in cocktails or produce classic Absinthe cocktails such as the New Orleans Sazerac or Death in the Afternoon.
1 teaspoon of a top quality Absinthe
A sugar cube or maybe 1 teaspoon of sugar.
1 Â½ ounces of Rye whisky (not bourbon)
3 dashes of angostura bitters
1 Lemon peel twist
Freeze a glass within your freezer.
Swirl the Absinthe surrounding the glass to coat the sides and bottom of the glass. Dispose of (or drink!) the surplus.
Position the many other ingredients inside a cocktail shaker or mixer and shake for about Â½ a minute.
Pour into the glass, including the lemon peel.
Death in the Afternoon
5 ounces of chilled champagne combined with 1 ounce of Absinthe – tasty!
Many people prefer to use mixers like lemonade, 7UP and cherryade with their Absinthe and I have even heard of Red Bull being mixed with Absinthe! Be imaginative when deciding what you should mix Absinthe with, use recipes off the Internet but provide them with your own twist or make-up your very own. Have a good time.