There are several websites giving Absinthe recipes and also tutorials and help on how to distill Absinthe, the Green Fairy, or La Fee Verte, the strong alcoholic drink enjoyed by the likes of Van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway.
In case you are in the United States and you simply would like to distill your individual Absinthe, as well as other alcohol, officially you’ll need a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms since it is illegal to distill alcohol without having a proper license.
How to Distill Absinthe from home
Recipes and guides on the net contain the subsequent recipes:-
A recipe just like an 1855 Pontarlier Recipe
– Macerate 25g wormwood (botanical name Artemesia Absinthium), 50g fennel and 50g anise in 950ml 85% abv in a 2 liter flask.
– Put 450ml distilled water.
– Perform a pot still distillation, collect 950ml of distillate.
– Separate 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 the leftover 550ml distillate and dilute to 74% abv to create 1 liter of Absinthe.
(Recipe from www.homedistiller.org and formerly from “Scientific American”, June 1989)
Various other recipes on the web contain additional herbs like sage, mint, galangal, ginger, sweet flag, licorice, aniseed, cinnamon, nutmeg and also cardamon.
Distillation isn’t just illegal in a few countries but it’s also complex absintheflavoring. Thankfully, you can find kits available on the internet from different suppliers to enable you to make Absinthe in your own home simply and easily without making use of distillation.
Absinthe Essence Kits
AbsintheKit.com create Absinthe essences for the Absinthe industry as well as for consumers. The essences are manufactured with top-quality essential oils and herbs and through advanced carbon dioxide distillation. Each and every essence has already been distilled, all you have to do is mix using a neutral alcohol base like Everclear or vodka and then you can also enjoy your very own Absinthe at home.
The Absinthe essences can either be bought in 20ml bottles at $3.95 ($4.95 for Strong 55) that’s enough to make one 750ml bottle of Absinthe, or perhaps in a 280ml bottle (to create 14 bottles of Absinthe) within a kit with artistic bottle labels and a handy plastic measure. The kits are $29 or $39 for the Strong 55 kit.
Four forms of essence can be found – one to create a classic green Absinthe, an orange oil flavoured essence, an essence to make clear Swiss style Absinthe along with a stronger essence to make an Absinthe with a more bitter wormwood flavor link. All essences comprise real wormwood along with other traditional herbs like aniseed and fennel. The Strong 55 gives a thujone content of 55mg per 750ml bottle of Absinthe as well as the other essences offer a content of 35mg.
There’s a guide regarding how to utilize the essences within the AbsintheKit.com website.
AbsintheKit.com likewise sell replicas of antique 19th century Absinthe glasses, just like the Pontarlier glass, and Absinthe spoons, like the famous Eiffel Tower spoon made to commemorate the opening of the Eiffel Tower in 1889. While using proper Absinthiana (Absinthe equipment) will truly place you in the proper mood to get ready and drink your perfect Absinthe drink.