Absinthe is now legal in the majority of countries and you could even buy Absinthe in the United States. This has sparked off a renewed interest in Absinthe plus a new generation is wondering how to get Absinthe.
Absinthe is a strong liquor which is produced by distilling alcohol with a recipe of herbal plants. Traditional herbs employed in Absinthe production comprise of common wormwood, often known as grande wormwood or artemisia absinthum, aniseed and fennel. The aniseed gives the Absinthe its well-known anise or licorice flavor as well as the wormwood gives the drink a good edge of bitterness. Wormwood contains a chemical called thujone which was thought to be psychoactive and to cause psychedelic effects. It was claimed that Absinthe contained large amounts of thujone and so it was banned during the early 1900s. Research and tests demonstrated that Absinthe actually only contained very tiny levels of thujone, not enough to cause any effect whatsoever, so the drink was yet again legalized in the majority of countries.
To experience the true taste of Absinthe you have to buy an Absinthe that contains wormwood. Do not be conned by the many fake Absinthes or substitute Absinthes - you need genuine wormwood Absinthe.
How to get Absinthe which contains wormwood
Here are several buying ideas to help you buy a true Absinthe:-
- Design your own from a kit. AbsintheKit.com sell absinthekits which contain an Absinthe essence, a plastic measure and 14 creative bottle labels. The kit costs $29 and it consists of enough essence to produce 14 bottles of absinthe. Unlike steeping kits, the kits from AbsintheKit are already distilled so, if you mix them with vodka or Everclear, you receive a true Absinthe. The essences contain the traditional Absinthe herbs, such as wormwood, and therefore are a cost-effective means of obtaining a actual wormwood Absinthe.
- Educate yourself about Absinthe online. Make use of the Buyer's Guide on sites like lafeeverte.net to study up about Absinthes and also to read reviews on certain brands.
- Make sure that the Absinthe contains wormwood rather than just southernwood or roman wormwood. The Absinthe must also consist of anise or aniseed. Some Czech Absinth are wormwood bitters, not true Absinthe, because they're anise free.
- Look around and compare prices.
- Buy brands created by reputable distillers and look for Absinthes which may have won awards.
How to get Absinthe timeless classic
Here are just a few Absinthes that you may possibly be considering trying. They all are real wormwood Absinthes.
- AbsintheKit.com Absinthe Classics essence - This essence produces a classic "verte" or green Absinthe which usually louches superbly.
- The Jade Collection - This assortment of vintage style Absinthes are distilled by Ted Breaux in France. They've already won awards and have got a lot of good reviews and write-ups on the web.
- Mari Mayans 70 - A Spanish Absinthe (Absenta). This collectors 70 edition has received awards and has been made in Ibiza since 1880. Absinthe was not ever banned in Spain so this Absinthe has always been in production.
- Sebor - A Czech Absinth which contains both wormwood and anise. It's a popular Czech brand with an excellent reputation.
- La Boheme Absinthe Original - A Czech Absinthe that is based on a 200 yr old Swiss recipe.
- Absinthe Roquete 1797 - This French Absinthe is founded on an original 18th century recipe and is also distilled in 19th century alambics.
Other noteworthy Absinthes are La Ptite Douce, Absinthe La Clandestine, Doubs Mystique Carte'Or, Absinthe Duplais and Lucid, which happens to be easily obtainable in the USA.
When you have bought your chosen Absinthe remember to follow the Ritual and also to make use of an Absinthe glass and slotted spoon. Replicas of antique glasses and spoons can be bought from AbsintheKit.com.
You now know how to get Absinthe, take pleasure in the taste of the Green Fairy.