Absinthe alcohol amount 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 double the amount of alcohol as whisky, gin and vodka.
Absinthe is a very interesting distilled alcoholic drink which originated from Switzerland but was made popular in France by its connection to Bohemian Paris and artists and writers www.absinthe-kits.com 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, 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 prohibited during the early 19th century by the USA 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 contain licorice, hyssop, angelica root as well as other herbs.
The active chemical, thujone, which comes from the herb wormwood, was believed to have psychedelic effects on the brain much like the drug cannabis, due to thujone's being similar to THC which is present in cannabis. Many studies have finally shown that this is a myth and that Absinthe is no more hazardous than any other strong liquor. Absinthe was evaluated for safety in the 1990s and was legalized for purchase in most European countries. Many countries now produce Absinthe such as the Czech Republic, Spain, France and Switzerland and there are numerous different brands for sale. You can find and buy Absinthe from a variety of companies including AbsintheKit.com who sell Absinthe essences. A kit a very good idea as it contains an essence that will make nearly 14 bottle of Absinthe! Buying on the web is super easy.
Absinthe Alcohol Preparation Routine
amazing ritual associated in the preparation of original Absinthe. Here's a brief outline of the actions involved to make real Absinthe:-
- Pour Absinthe into a glass like the Absinthe glasses that are available online from AbsintheKit.com
- Place a cube of sugar over a unique Absinthe slotted spoon and rest on the glass.
- Pour cold water on 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 termed "louching" and Absinthe is supposed to do this. The finished drink will appear milky and cloudy.
Absinthe may 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 combined with grenadine and iced water.
Absinthe alcohol content is not to be worried about - remember that it is two times as strong as whisky, gin and vodka and you should drink it sparsely.