Mastering What to Mix Absinthe With

The standard method of serving Absinthe is by using a method called The Ritual and to dilute it with water. A lot of people are bored of drinking Absinthe in this manner and want to know what to mix Absinthe with. Hopefully this article enable you to enjoy Absinthe absinthe order online much more.

Absinthe is a strong liquor which is flavored with natural herbs such as grande wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel. It also sometimes contains petite wormwood (artemisia pontica). The aniseed provides the drink its amazing anise taste as well as the wormwood provides the Absinthe its attribute bitter or slightly sour taste.

Grande wormwood contains thujone, named 3 thujamone or 3 sabinone by the book The IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry. Thujone is a ketone and also a monoterpene much like the other terpenes, menthol and camphor. Additional names that thujone extracted from wormwood has been known as are Absinthol, salvinol and tanacetone.

Thujone is the reason why Absinthe was banned in many countries in early 1900s. It had been the thujone that was blamed for the insanity and suicide of Van Gogh and lots of artists and writers reported that drinking Absinthe afforded them their genius and creativity through dreams and hallucinations. The well-known Absinthe drinker Oscar Wilde explained of Absinthe:
“After the first glass of Absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.” You never know what would happen following a whole bottle?!

We now know that Absinthe is no more hazardous than any other strong spirit such as vodka and whisky, though it is double the strength. Research has revealed that Absinthe only includes traces of thujone and that it is not possible to take in enough Absinthe for thujone to get any negative or side effects. It will not make you hallucinate or go insane and it’s now legal in many countries. It is still illegal in Ireland but the Irish can order it from overseas and have it shipped for private consumption.

You could make your own personal bottled Absinthe by utilizing Absinthe essences from AbsintheKit.com. These essences are made by distilling traditional Absinthe herbs and all you must do is to mix them along with vodka or Everclear – an easy and affordable way to make Absinthe.

What to Mix Absinthe With

Since Absinthe is legal in the majority of countries, we can easily experiment with using it in cocktails or make classic Absinthe cocktails much like the New Orleans Sazerac or Death in the Afternoon.

Sazerac Menu

1 teaspoon of a top quality Absinthe
Ice cubes
A sugar cube or 1 teaspoon of sugar.
1 ½ ounces of Rye whisky (not bourbon)
3 dashes of angostura bitters
1 Lemon peel twist

Freeze a glass in your freezer.
Swirl the Absinthe round the glass to coat the sides as well as bottom level of the glass. Throw away (or drink!) the surplus.
Place the other ingredients inside a cocktail shaker or mixer and shake for approximately ½ a minute.
Pour into the glass, incorporating the lemon peel.

Death in the Afternoon

5 ounces of cooled champagne mixed with 1 ounce of Absinthe – delicious!

A lot of people prefer to use mixers like lemonade, 7UP and cherryade with their Absinthe and I have even heard about Red Bull being mixed with Absinthe! Be inventive when deciding what you should mix Absinthe with, use recipes from the Internet but let them have your personal twist or make-up your very own. Have a great time.