If you are living in a country where
it’s difficult to get real wormwood Absinthe, or you just fancy having a go at making your personal Absinthe, you will want to understand how to brew Absinthe in your own home.
Henri-Louis Pernod created his Absinthe with a wine base and herbs including aniseed, hyssop, fennel, lemon balm, star anise, angelica, veronica, juniper, dittany and also nutmeg. Czech company Sebor work with a blend of 13 herbs, which includes chamomile and mint together with wormwood, and a 100 year old recipe to make their Absinthe.
You can find 3 main methods to make your own Absinthe drink:-
1.Work with a recipe to distill your individual Absinthe liquor.
2.Use an Absinthe Kit with a combination of herbs and instructions.
3.Make use of an Absinthe essence
How to Brew Absinthe By using a Recipe
Distilling liquor from home is prohibited in the majority of countries if you don’t have a license and is quite challenging. Typical home-brew recipes consist of:-
– Wormwood (Grande Wormwood, Artemisia Absinthium)
– Green Anise
The ingredients are first macerated for several hours, heated and then slowly distilled then colored with extra herbs for instance lemon balm, hyssop and petite wormwood. The amalgamation is then heated once again, then filtered and diluted.
Other recipes do not require distillation, merely a mixture of herbs with alcohol. For instance:-
– 30g/ 1 ounce dried Wormwood
– 1 teaspoon hyssop
– 1 tablespoon angelica
– 1 pinch of fennel seeds (could use anise instead)
– 1 teaspoon of lemon balm
– Â¼ teaspoon each of caraway seeds and also coriander seeds
– 1 liter of Everclear or vodka
In a bottle mix chopped dried wormwood with the alcohol and then leave for 1-2 weeks within a cool dark place. Filter or sieve out the wormwood and blend additional herbs. Wait around for 3 or 4 days and then filter or sieve again. The Absinthe is ready.
Brewing Absinthe in your own home through these ways is not advised. Distilling is tricky and usually illegal and just mixing the herbs with alcohol isn’t going to provide a true Absinthe.
How To Brew Absinthe by using a Herbal Blend Kit
There are numerous herbal kits available for sale online, as an example the kits from Green Devil. Their kits include:-
– Their particular micron filtering system.
– An Absinthe blend containing grande wormwood, hyssop, calamus, melissa, anise seed, fennel seed, star anise and coriander see.
– Absinthe flavoring and finishing combination that contains a lot more herbal ingredients.
Their Deluxe kit also contains two Absinthe spoons, two Absinthe glasses, a 1000ml bottle, two bottle labels, two muslin bags for infusing the herbs, a poster plus a pamphlet made up of info and instructions.
They claim that their finished Absinthe will contain approximately 70-90mg of thujone per liter – rather a large amount of thujone, the chemical substance found in wormwood that was once claimed to result in psychedelic effects. There is no distilling involved so the Absinthe produced isn’t going to be a real Absinthe.
How To Brew Absinthe With an Essence
Absinthe essences are for sale to purchase from AbsintheKit.com are an easy way to make real Absinthe in your own home. The essences are manufactured from traditional Absinthe herbs and are already distilled. Just mix the essence with Everclear or vodka and you have your very own bottle of the Green Fairy.
4 forms of essence can be found – one to create a classic verte Absinthe, one to create a clear La Bleue style Absinthe, one to create an orange flavored Absinthe and the other to create a stronger more bitter Absinthe. They all contain real wormwood and so are essences utilized by the Absinthe industry.
AbsintheKit.com furthermore sell their essences in kits containing enough essence to produce 14 bottles of Absinthe, bottle labels as well as a plastic measure. See their website to get more data on how to brew Absinthe using their essences.