If you live in a country where
it is difficult to find real wormwood Absinthe, or perhaps you just fancy having a go at making your own Absinthe, you will want to understand how to brew Absinthe in your own home.
Henri-Louis Pernod made his Absinthe with a wine base and herbs which includes aniseed, hyssop, fennel, lemon balm, star anise, angelica, veronica, juniper, dittany and also nutmeg. Czech company Sebor use a mixture of 13 herbs, including chamomile and mint in addition to wormwood, and a 100 year old recipe to make their Absinthe.
You can find 3 main ways to make your own Absinthe drink:-
1.Use a recipe to distill your own Absinthe liquor.
2.Use an Absinthe Kit with a mixture of herbs and instructions.
3.Use an Absinthe essence
How to Brew Absinthe Using a Recipe
Distilling liquor from home is prohibited in the majority of countries if you don’t have a license and is particularly quite challenging. Typical home-brew recipes consist of:-
– Wormwood (Grande Wormwood, Artemisia Absinthium)
– Green Anise
The ingredients are first macerated for a few hours, heated after which slowly distilled then colored with extra herbs for instance lemon balm, hyssop and petite wormwood. The amalgamation will then be heated once more, then filtered and also diluted.
Other recipes don’t require distillation, just a mixture of herbs with alcohol. For instance:-
– 30g/ 1 ounce dried Wormwood
– 1 teaspoon hyssop
– 1 tablespoon angelica
– 1 pinch of fennel seeds (are able to use anise instead)
– 1 teaspoon of lemon balm
– Â¼ teaspoon each of caraway seeds and also coriander seeds
– 1 liter of Everclear or vodka
In a bottle blend chopped dried wormwood together with the alcohol and leave for 1-2 weeks in a cool dark place. Filter or sieve out the wormwood and blend the additional herbs. Wait for 3 to 4 days then filter or sieve again. The Absinthe is already ready.
Brewing Absinthe from home through these ways isn’t recommended. Distilling is tricky and often illegal and merely mixing the herbs with alcohol does not give a true Absinthe.
How To Brew Absinthe using a Herbal Blend Kit
There are numerous herbal kits on sale online, as an example the kits from Green Devil. Their kits include:-
– Their unique micron filtering system.
– An Absinthe blend that contains grande wormwood, hyssop, calamus, melissa, anise seed, fennel seed, star anise as well as coriander see.
– Absinthe flavoring and finishing mixture that contains a lot more herbal ingredients.
Their Deluxe kit also includes two Absinthe spoons, two Absinthe glasses, a 1000ml bottle, two bottle labels, two muslin bags for infusing the herbs, a poster and a pamphlet made up of info and instructions.
They claim that the completed Absinthe will consist of as much as 70-90mg of thujone per liter – rather a great deal of thujone, the substance seen in wormwood that was once claimed to cause psychedelic effects. There isn’t any distilling involved so the Absinthe produced won’t be a real Absinthe.
How To Brew Absinthe With an Essence
Absinthe essences are available to purchase from AbsintheKit.com are an easy way to create real Absinthe at home. The essences are made from traditional Absinthe herbs and so are already distilled. Simply mix the essence with Everclear or vodka and you have your own bottle of the Green Fairy.
4 kinds of essence can be obtained – one to make a classic verte Absinthe, one to create a clear La Bleue style Absinthe, one to produce an orange flavored Absinthe and the other to create a stronger more bitter Absinthe. They all contain real wormwood and therefore are essences used by the Absinthe industry.
AbsintheKit.com furthermore sell their essences in kits that contains enough essence to make 14 bottles of Absinthe, bottle labels plus a plastic measure. See their website to obtain more data on how to brew Absinthe making use of their essences.