method of serving Absinthe is by using a method known as the Ritual and to dilute it with water. Some individuals are bored of drinking Absinthe this way and would like to learn what to mix Absinthe with. I hope that this information will enable you to enjoy Absinthe all the more.
Absinthe is actually a strong liquor that is flavored with herbal plants which includes grande wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel. Additionally, it sometimes contains petite wormwood (artemisia pontica). The aniseed provides the drink its fantastic anise taste and also the wormwood provides the Absinthe its characteristic bitter or slightly sour taste.
Grande wormwood is made up of thujone, named 3 thujamone or 3 sabinone via the book The IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry. Thujone is actually a ketone and also a monoterpene much like the other terpenes, menthol and camphor. Other names that thujone extracted from wormwood has been known as are Absinthol, salvinol and tanacetone.
Thujone is why Absinthe was banned in lots of countries during the early 1900s. It had been the thujone that has been held responsible for the madness and suicide of Van Gogh and several artists and writers claimed that drinking Absinthe gave them their genius and creativity through dreams and hallucinations. The well-known Absinthe drinker Oscar Wilde explained 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 never know what could happen after having a whole bottle?!
We now know that Absinthe isn't any more harmful than almost every other strong spirit such as vodka and whisky, even though it is double the strength. Research has shown that Absinthe only consists of traces of thujone and therefore it isn't likely to ingest enough Absinthe for thujone to obtain any negative or side effects. It will not make you hallucinate or go insane and it is now legal in the majority of countries. It remains illegal in Ireland nevertheless the Irish can order it from overseas and get it shipped for private consumption.
You can create your personal bottled Absinthe by making use of Absinthe essences from AbsintheKit.com. These essences are created by distilling conventional Absinthe herbs and all you need to do would be to mix them with vodka or Everclear - a straightforward and affordable way to make Absinthe.
What to Mix Absinthe With
Since Absinthe is legal for most countries, we can experiment with using it in cocktails or make classic Absinthe cocktails such as New Orleans Sazerac or Death in the Afternoon.
1 teaspoon of a high 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 inside your freezer.
Swirl the Absinthe around the glass to coat the sides as well as bottom level of the glass. Eliminate (or drink!) the excess.
Put the other ingredients in a cocktail shaker or mixer and shake for approximately Â½ a minute.
Pour to the glass, including the lemon peel.
Death in the Afternoon
5 ounces of refrigerated champagne mixed with 1 ounce of Absinthe - delightful!
A lot of people prefer to use mixers such as lemonade, 7UP and cherryade with their Absinthe and I have even been aware of Red Bull being blended with Absinthe! Be resourceful when deciding what you should mix Absinthe with, use recipes off of the Internet but provide them with your personal twist or makeup your very own. Have a great time.