Absinthe alcohol content is quite interesting when compared to the alcoholic content of liquor such as whisky, gin and vodka. Although alcohol content differs by brand, it contains nearly double the amount alcohol as whisky, gin and vodka.
Absinthe is a very interesting distilled alcoholic drink which started in Switzerland but was made prominent in France by its connection to Bohemian Paris and artists and writers such as Van Gogh, Verlaine, Pablo Picasso, Oscar Wilde, Charles Baudelaire and Ernest Hemingway. Absinthe was nicknamed “The Green Fairy” or La Fee Verte, in French, due to its green color. Blanche Absinthe, or La Bleue, is a clear Absinthe.
Absinthe is a spirit, not a liqueur and has the flavor of anise, like Pernod Pastis which has been produced to take its place when Absinthe sales were prohibited during the early 19th century by the USA and several European countries absinthe-kits. Its flavor arises from its herbal ingredients including the herb, grand wormwood, (Artemesia Absinthium), anise and fennel. Some brands of Absinthe also comprise licorice, hyssop, angelica root and other herbs.
The active chemical, thujone, which comes from the herb wormwood, was considered to have psychedelic effects on the brain much like the drug cannabis, resulting from thujone’s similarity to THC which happens to be found in cannabis. Many studies have finally shown that this is a misconception and that Absinthe is no more harmful than any other strong liquor. Absinthe was analyzed for safety in the 1990s and was legalized for sale in most European countries. Many countries now produce Absinthe like the Czech Republic, Spain, France and Switzerland and there are lots of different brands available for sale go to my site. You can order and buy Absinthe from a variety of companies including AbsintheKit.com who sell Absinthe essences. A kit is a great idea as it contains an essence which can make up to 14 bottle of Absinthe! Buying on the web is a breeze.
Absinthe Alcohol Preparation Routine
There is an amazing ritual associated in the preparation of original Absinthe. Here’s a brief outline of the steps involved to make real Absinthe:-
– Pour Absinthe into a glass just like the Absinthe glasses available online from AbsintheKit.com
– Place a cube of sugar on a special Absinthe slotted spoon and rest above 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 are not soluble therefore cloud the drink. This clouding is termed “louching” and Absinthe is supposed to make this happen. The finished drink will appear milky and cloudy.
Absinthe can also be used in cocktails. Ernest Hemingway’s famous recipe was to mix Absinthe with champagne. Other cocktails with Absinthe comprise the Tomate that is Absinthe mixed with grenadine and iced water.
Absinthe alcohol content is not to be concerned about – bear in mind that it’s doubly strong as whisky, gin and vodka and you should drink it sparingly.