Knowing What to Mix Absinthe With

The standard technique of serving Absinthe is to try using a technique known as the Ritual and also to dilute it with water. A lot of people are uninterested of drinking Absinthe this way and want to understand what to mix Absinthe with.absinthesoldinusa I hope that this information will allow you to enjoy Absinthe even more.

Absinthe is usually a strong liquor which is flavored with natural herbs which includes grande wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel. In addition, it sometimes features petite wormwood (artemisia pontica). The aniseed gives the drink its amazing anise taste and the wormwood provides the Absinthe its characteristic bitter or slightly sour flavour.

Grande wormwood is made up of thujone, named 3 thujamone or 3 sabinone via the book The IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry. Thujone is a ketone and a monoterpene like the other terpenes, menthol and camphor. Other names that thujone extracted from wormwood has been termed as are Absinthol, salvinol and tanacetone.

Thujone is why Absinthe was banned in several countries in the early 1900s. It had been the thujone which was blamed for the insanity and suicide of Van Gogh and many artists and writers claimed that drinking Absinthe provided them their genius and inspiration by means of dreams and hallucinations. The famous 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 will never know what would happen after having a whole bottle?!

We now know that Absinthe is no more dangerous than any other strong spirit such as vodka and whisky, although it is double the strength. Research has shown that Absinthe only includes traces of thujone and that it’s not probable to ingest enough Absinthe for thujone to obtain any negative or harmful effects. It won’t make you hallucinate or go insane and it’s now legal in many countries. It’s still illegal in Ireland nevertheless the Irish can order it from abroad and have it shipped for private consumption.

You could make your very own bottled Absinthe by making use of Absinthe essences from These essences are created by distilling classic Absinthe herbs and all you must do is to mix them along with vodka or Everclear – a simple and economical approach to make Absinthe.

What to Mix Absinthe With

Seeing that Absinthe is legal for most countries, we can easily experiment with making use of it in cocktails or create classic Absinthe cocktails just like the New Orleans Sazerac or Death in the Afternoon.

Sazerac Recipe

1 teaspoon of a high quality Absinthe
Ice cubes
A sugar cube or perhaps 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 surrounding the glass to coat the sides and bottom level of the glass. Throw away (or drink!) the excess.
Put the many other ingredients inside a cocktail shaker or mixer and shake for around ½ a minute.
Pour in the glass, adding the lemon peel.

Death in the Afternoon

5 ounces of chilled champagne blended with 1 ounce of Absinthe – tasty!

Some people love to use mixers like lemonade, 7UP and cherryade with their Absinthe and I have even been aware of Red Bull being combined with Absinthe! Be innovative when deciding what things to mix Absinthe with, use recipes from the Internet but let them have your own personal twist or make up your own. Have a great time.