Absinthe is now legal in the majority of countries and you can even buy Absinthe in the United States. This has sparked off a renewed interest in Absinthe and a new generation is wanting to know how to get Absinthe.
Absinthe is a strong liquor that’s made by distilling alcohol using a recipe of natural herbs. Traditional herbs used in Absinthe manufacture include common wormwood, often known as grande wormwood or artemisia absinthum, aniseed and fennel. The aniseed gives the Absinthe its renowned anise or licorice flavor and the wormwood gives the drink a good edge of bitterness. Wormwood includes a chemical called thujone which was regarded as psychoactive and to cause psychedelic effects. It was believed that Absinthe contained considerable amounts of thujone so it was banned in the early 1900s. Research and tests showed that Absinthe actually only contained very small amounts of thujone, not enough to cause any effect whatsoever, therefore, the drink was once more legalized in the majority of countries.
To discover the actual taste of Absinthe you have to buy an Absinthe containing wormwood. Do not be conned by the many fake Absinthes or substitute Absinthes – you’ll need authentic wormwood Absinthe.
How to get Absinthe containing wormwood
Here are several buying ideas to help you purchase a true Absinthe:-
– Design your own from a kit. AbsintheKit.com sell absinthekits which contain an Absinthe essence, a plastic measure and 14 artistic bottle labels. The kit costs $29 also it contains 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 have a true Absinthe. The essences contain the standard Absinthe herbs, including wormwood, and so are an inexpensive way of acquiring a genuine wormwood Absinthe.
– Inform yourself concerning Absinthe online. Utilize the Buyer’s Guide on sites like lafeeverte.net to learn up about Absinthes and to read reviews on particular brands.
– Check that the Absinthe consists of wormwood rather than just southernwood or roman wormwood. The Absinthe must also contain anise or aniseed. Some Czech Absinth are wormwood bitters, not true Absinthe, since they’re anise free.
– Look around and compare costs.
– Buy brands made by reputable distillers and check out Absinthes which have won awards.
How to get Absinthe oldies
Take a look at a few Absinthes that you could want to consider trying. They are all real wormwood Absinthes.
– AbsintheKit.com Absinthe Classics essence – This essence produces a classic “verte” or green Absinthe which louches beautifully.
– The Jade Collection – This assortment of vintage style Absinthes are distilled by Ted Breaux in France. They’ve already won awards and have got plenty of good reviews and write-ups online.
– Mari Mayans 70 – A Spanish Absinthe (Absenta). This collectors 70 edition has received awards and it has been created in Ibiza since 1880. Absinthe was never prohibited in Spain so this Absinthe has been in production.
– Sebor – A Czech Absinth that contains both wormwood and anise. It is a popular Czech brand with an excellent reputation.
– La Boheme Absinthe Original – A Czech Absinthe which is based on a 200 yr old Swiss recipe.
– Absinthe Roquete 1797 – This French Absinthe is based on an original 18th century recipe and is distilled in nineteenth century alambics.
Other remarkable Absinthes are La Ptite Douce, Absinthe La Clandestine, Doubs Mystique Carte’Or, Absinthe Duplais and Lucid, which is for sale in the USA.
When you have bought your chosen Absinthe remember to stick to the Ritual and also to use an Absinthe glass and slotted spoon. Replications of antique glasses and spoons are available from AbsintheKit.com.
Now you know how to get Absinthe, take advantage of the taste of the Green Fairy.