How To Distill Absinthe Adequately

There are many websites giving Absinthe recipes and also tutorials and help on how to distill Absinthe, the Green Fairy, or La Fee Verte, the strong alcoholic beverage enjoyed by the likes of Van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway.

If you're in the United States and you just would like to distill your own Absinthe, or some other alcohol, officially you will need a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms because it is illegal to distill alcohol with no proper license.

How to Distill Absinthe at Home

Recipes and guides on the Internet include the subsequent recipes:-

A recipe much like an 1855 Pontarlier Recipe
- Macerate 25g wormwood (organic name Artemesia Absinthium), 50g fennel and 50g anise in 950ml 85% abv within a 2 liter flask.
- Put 450ml mineral water.
- Execute a pot still distillation, gather 950ml of distillate.
- Split 400ml of the distillate and mix in 10g of Roman Wormwood (Artemisia Pontica), 5g lemon balm, 10g hyssop and macerate at 60C.
- Filter and mix with all the leftover 550ml distillate and dilute to 74% abv to create 1 liter of Absinthe.

(Recipe from and formerly from "Scientific American", June 1989)

Additional recipes online contain additional herbs such as sage, mint, galangal, ginger, sweet flag, licorice, aniseed, cinnamon, nutmeg as well as cardamon.

Distillation isn't just illegal in a few countries but it is also complex Thankfully, you can find kits available on the web from different suppliers to help you make Absinthe at home simply and without difficulty without resorting to distillation.

Absinthe Essence Kits develop Absinthe essences for both the Absinthe industry and then for consumers. The essences are created with top-quality essential oils and herbs and by high tech carbon dioxide distillation. Each and every essence has already been distilled, all you need to do is mix with a neutral alcohol base such as Everclear or vodka and then you can also enjoy your own Absinthe in your own home.

The Absinthe essences can either be obtained in 20ml bottles at $3.95 ($4.95 for Strong 55) that is enough to create one 750ml bottle of Absinthe, or in a 280ml bottle (to create 14 bottles of Absinthe) within a kit with artistic bottle labels plus a useful plastic measure. The kits are $29 or $39 for the Strong 55 kit.

Four types of essence are available - one to make a classic green Absinthe, an orange oil distinctive flavored essence, an essence to make clear Swiss style Absinthe plus a stronger essence to create an Absinthe having a more bitter wormwood flavor reference. All essences comprise real wormwood as well as other traditional herbs just like aniseed and fennel. The Strong 55 provides a thujone content of 55mg per 750ml bottle of Absinthe and the other essences provide a content of 35mg.

There's a guide regarding how to utilize the essences within the website. likewise sell replicas of antique nineteenth century Absinthe glasses, such as the Pontarlier glass, and Absinthe spoons, including the famous Eiffel Tower spoon created to commemorate the opening of the Eiffel Tower in 1889. Using the proper Absinthiana (Absinthe equipment) will definitely put you in the proper mood to get ready and drink your perfect Absinthe drink.