Absinthe alcohol content is quite interesting as compared to the alcoholic content of liquor just like whisky, gin and vodka. Although alcohol content may differ by brand, its content has nearly double the amount alcohol as whisky, gin and vodka.
Absinthe is a very interesting distilled alcoholic drink which originated from Switzerland but was made popular in France by its association with Bohemian Paris and artists and writers www.absinthe-kits.com just like Van Gogh, Verlaine, Pablo Picasso, Oscar Wilde, Charles Baudelaire and Ernest Hemingway. Absinthe was nicknamed “The Green Fairy” or La Fee Verte, in French, because of its green color. Blanche Absinthe, or La Bleue, is a clear Absinthe.
Absinthe is a spirit, not a liqueur and has the taste of anise, like Pernod Pastis which was produced to take its place when Absinthe sales were forbidden during the early nineteenth century by the USA and lots of European countries. Its flavor originates from its herbal ingredients including the herb, grand wormwood, (Artemesia Absinthium), anise and fennel. Some brands of Absinthe also contain licorice, hyssop, angelica root and other herbs.
The active chemical, thujone, which originates from the herb wormwood, was thought to have psychedelic effects on the brain just like the drug cannabis, because of thujone’s similarity to THC which happens to be found in cannabis. Numerous studies have now shown that this is a misconception and that Absinthe is no more harmful than any other strong liquor. Absinthe was evaluated for safety in the 1990s and was legalized for sale in most European countries. Many countries now produce Absinthe such as the Czech Republic, Spain, France and Switzerland and there are lots of different brands for sale. You can order and purchase Absinthe from various companies including AbsintheKit.com who sell Absinthe essences. A kit a very good idea because it contains an essence that will make nearly 14 bottle of Absinthe! Buying online is a breeze.
Absinthe Alcohol Preparation Practice
There’s an amazing ritual involved in the preparation of original Absinthe. Here’s a brief outline of the steps involved to produce real Absinthe:-
– Pour Absinthe in a glass such as the Absinthe glasses available online from AbsintheKit.com
– Place a cube of sugar over a distinctive Absinthe slotted spoon and rest above the glass.
– Pour ice cold water over the sugar cube to thin down the Absinthe to the required ratio.
The oils of anise, fennel and star anise are not soluble and so cloud the drink. This clouding is called “louching” and Absinthe is supposed to do this. The finished drink will be milky and cloudy.
Absinthe may also be used in cocktails. Ernest Hemingway’s famous recipe was to mix Absinthe with champagne. Other cocktails with Absinthe include the Tomate that is Absinthe blended with grenadine and iced water.
Absinthe alcohol content is not to be worried about – bear in mind that it’s doubly strong as whisky, gin and vodka and you should drink it reasonably.