Absinthe alcohol content is quite interesting in comparison to the alcoholic content of liquor such as whisky, gin and vodka. Although alcohol content may differ absinthliquor by brand, its content has nearly double the amount of alcohol as whisky, gin and vodka.
Absinthe is an extremely interesting distilled liquor which originated in Switzerland but was made popular in France by its association with Bohemian Paris and artists and writers 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, for its green color. Blanche Absinthe, or La Bleue, is a crystal clear Absinthe.
Absinthe is a spirit, not a liqueur and has the flavour of anise, like Pernod Pastis which has been produced to take its place when Absinthe sales were prohibited in the early nineteenth century by the USA and several European countries. Its flavor comes from its herbal ingredients together with the herb, grand wormwood, (Artemesia Absinthium), anise and fennel. Some brands of Absinthe also contain licorice, hyssop, angelica root as well as 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 being similar to THC which happens to be present in cannabis. Numerous studies have now shown that this is a myth and that Absinthe is no more harmful than any other strong liquor. Absinthe was reviewed for safety in the 1990s and was legalized to buy in the majority of 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 acquire Absinthe from several companies including AbsintheKit.com who sell Absinthe essences. A kit is a great idea because it contains an essence that will make up to 14 bottle of Absinthe! Buying online is very easy.
Absinthe Alcohol Preparation Practice
amazing ritual included in the preparation of original Absinthe. Here’s a brief outline of the steps involved to produce real Absinthe:-
– Pour Absinthe to a glass just like the Absinthe glasses that are available online from AbsintheKit.com
– Place a cube of sugar over a special Absinthe slotted spoon and rest over the glass.
– Pour ice cold water on the sugar cube to dilute the Absinthe into the required ratio.
The oils of anise, fennel and star anise aren’t soluble and so cloud the drink. This clouding is called “louching” and Absinthe is meant to do this. The finished drink will look milky and cloudy.
Absinthe can also be used in cocktails. Ernest Hemingway’s famous recipe was to prepare Absinthe with champagne. Other cocktails with Absinthe include the Tomate that’s Absinthe blended with grenadine and iced water.
Absinthe alcohol content is not to be concerned about – keep in mind that it is doubly strong as whisky, gin and vodka and you should drink it sparingly.