Absinthe alcohol amount is quite interesting when compared to the alcoholic content of liquor such as whisky, gin and vodka. Although alcohol content may differ by brand, it contains nearly double the amount of alcohol as whisky, gin and vodka.
Absinthe is a very interesting distilled liquor which originated from Switzerland but was made popular in France by its association with Bohemian Paris and artists and writers absinthe kits 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, for its green color. Blanche Absinthe, or La Bleue, is a clear Absinthe.
Absinthe is a spirit, not a liqueur and has the taste of anise, like Pernod Pastis which was produced to take its place when Absinthe sales were banned in early 19th century by the USA and several European countries. Its flavor comes from its herbal ingredients together with the herb, grand wormwood, (Artemesia Absinthium), anise and fennel. Some brands of Absinthe also contain licorice, hyssop, angelica root and other herbs.
The active chemical, thujone, which is derived from the herb wormwood, was believed to have psychedelic effects on the brain like the drug cannabis, resulting from thujone’s being similar to THC which is contained in cannabis. Numerous studies have recently shown that this is a misconception and that Absinthe is no more hazardous than almost every other strong liquor. Absinthe was analyzed for safety in the 1990s and was legalized for purchase in most European countries. Many countries now produce Absinthe like the Czech Republic, Spain, France and Switzerland and there are lots of different brands for sale. You can find and buy Absinthe from several companies including AbsintheKit.com who sell Absinthe essences. A kit a very good idea because it contains an essence which will make nearly 14 bottle of Absinthe! Buying online is quite simple.
Absinthe Alcohol Preparation Practice
amazing ritual included in the preparation of original Absinthe. Here is a brief outline of the measures involved to create real Absinthe:-
– Pour Absinthe in a glass just like the Absinthe glasses that are available online from AbsintheKit.com
– Place a cube of sugar over a distinctive Absinthe slotted spoon and rest above the glass.
– Pour ice cold water over the sugar cube to water down the Absinthe to the required ratio.
The oils of anise, fennel and star anise aren’t soluble and so cloud the drink. This clouding is called “louching” and Absinthe is supposed to make this happen. The finished drink will appear milky and cloudy.
Absinthe can also be used in cocktails. Ernest Hemingway’s famous recipe was to mix Absinthe with champagne. Other cocktails with Absinthe contain the Tomate which is Absinthe mixed with grenadine and iced water.
Absinthe alcohol amount is not to be concerned about – keep in mind that it is doubly strong as whisky, gin and vodka and that you should drink it sparsely.