Absinthe alcohol content is very interesting as compared to the alcoholic content of liquor like whisky, gin and vodka. Although alcohol content varies by brand, it contains nearly twice as much alcohol as whisky, gin and vodka.
Absinthe is a very interesting distilled alcoholic drink which originated in Switzerland but was made famous in France by its connection to Bohemian Paris and artists and writers just like Van Gogh, Verlaine, Pablo Picasso, Oscar Wilde, Charles Baudelaire and Ernest Hemingway. Absinthe was nicknamed “The Green Fairy” or La Fee Verte, in French, because of its green color. Blanche Absinthe, or La Bleue, is a clear Absinthe.
Absinthe is a spirit, not a liqueur and has the flavor of anise, like Pernod Pastis which was produced to take its place when Absinthe sales were restricted in early 19th century by the USA absinthekit.com/articles and several European countries. Its flavor arises from its herbal ingredients including the herb, grand wormwood, (Artemesia Absinthium), anise and fennel. Some brands of Absinthe also consist of licorice, hyssop, angelica root along with other herbs.
The active chemical, thujone, which comes from the herb wormwood, was considered to have psychedelic effects on the brain just like the drug cannabis, due to thujone’s similarity to THC which is contained in cannabis. Numerous studies have finally shown that this is a misconception and that Absinthe is no more dangerous than every other strong liquor. Absinthe was examined for safety in the 1990s and was legalized for sale in many European countries. Many countries now produce Absinthe such as the Czech Republic, Spain, France and Switzerland and there are numerous different brands on sale. You can find and purchase Absinthe from several companies including AbsintheKit.com who sell Absinthe essences. A kit is a great idea since it contains an essence which will make up to 14 bottle of Absinthe! Buying on the web is very easy.
Absinthe Alcohol Preparation Routine
There is an amazing ritual involved in the preparation of original Absinthe. Here’s a brief outline of the measures involved to produce real Absinthe:-
- Pour Absinthe into a glass just like the Absinthe glasses that are available online from AbsintheKit.com
- Place a cube of sugar on a special Absinthe slotted spoon and rest over the glass.
- Pour cold water on the sugar cube to thin down the Absinthe to the required ratio.
The oils of anise, fennel and star anise aren’t soluble and thus cloud the drink. This clouding is termed “louching” and Absinthe is meant to do this. The finished drink will look milky and cloudy.
Absinthe can also be used in cocktails. Ernest Hemingway’s famous recipe was to combine Absinthe with champagne. Other cocktails with Absinthe contain the Tomate that is Absinthe blended with grenadine and iced water.
Absinthe alcohol content is not to be concerned about – bear in mind that it is doubly strong as whisky, gin and vodka and that you should drink it in moderation.