There are various websites giving Absinthe recipes and even
tutorials and help concerning how to distill Absinthe, the Green Fairy, or La Fee Verte, the strong alcoholic beverage enjoyed by the likes of Van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway.
If you’re in the United States and you wish to distill your own Absinthe, as well as other alcohol, officially you will need a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms since it is illegal to distill alcohol without a proper license.
How to Distill Absinthe at Home
Recipes and guides on the web include the subsequent recipes:-
A recipe just like an 1855 Pontarlier Recipe
– Macerate 25g wormwood (organic name Artemesia Absinthium), 50g fennel and 50g anise in 950ml 85% abv inside a 2 liter flask.
– Put 450ml distilled water.
– Execute a pot still distillation, gather 950ml of distillate.
– Split 400ml of the distillate and blend 10g of Roman Wormwood (Artemisia Pontica), 5g lemon balm, 10g hyssop and macerate at 60C.
– Filter and mix with the remaining 550ml distillate and dilute to 74% abv to make 1 liter of Absinthe.
(Recipe from www.homedistiller.org and formerly from “Scientific American”, June 1989)
Other recipes on the internet consist of additional herbs such as sage, mint, galangal, ginger, sweet flag, licorice, aniseed, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamon.
Distillation is not just illegal in certain countries but it is also complex. Thankfully, you can find kits available online from different suppliers for you to make Absinthe at home simply and without difficulty without resorting to distillation.
Absinthe Essence Products
AbsintheKit.com develop Absinthe essences for the Absinthe industry and for consumers. The essences are manufactured with top-quality essential oils and herbs and through hi-tech carbon dioxide distillation. Every essence has already been distilled, all you have to do is mix using a neutral alcohol base such as Everclear or vodka and you then can enjoy your own personal Absinthe at home.
The Absinthe essences can either be obtained in 20ml bottles at $3.95 ($4.95 for Strong 55) that is enough to make one 750ml bottle of Absinthe, or in a 280ml bottle (to create 14 bottles of Absinthe) within a kit with artistic bottle labels as well as a useful plastic measure. The kits are $29 or $39 for the Strong 55 kit.
Four varieties of essence can be found – one to make a classic green Absinthe, an orange oil flavored essence, an essence to make clear Swiss style Absinthe plus a stronger essence to produce an Absinthe with a more bitter wormwood flavor. All essences consist of real wormwood and other traditional herbs such as aniseed and fennel. The Strong 55 offers a thujone content of 55mg per 750ml bottle of Absinthe and also the other essences give a content of 35mg.
There exists a guide concerning how to utilize the essences on the AbsintheKit.com website.
AbsintheKit.com additionally sell replicas of antique nineteenth century Absinthe glasses, including the Pontarlier glass, and Absinthe spoons, including the famous Eiffel Tower spoon designed to commemorate the opening of the Eiffel Tower in 1889. Using the proper Absinthiana (Absinthe equipment) will definitely place you in the proper mood to prepare and drink your ideal Absinthe drink.