There are many websites giving Absinthe recipes as well as tutorials and help on how to distill Absinthe, the Green Fairy, or La Fee Verte, the strong alcoholic drink enjoyed by the likes of Van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway.
If you are in the United States and you just wish to distill your individual Absinthe, as well as other alcohol, officially you’ll need a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms because it’s illegal to distill alcohol without having a proper license.
How to Distill Absinthe from home
Recipes and guides on the web consist of the following recipes:-
A recipe similar to an 1855 Pontarlier Recipe
– Macerate 25g wormwood (botanical name Artemesia Absinthium), 50g fennel and 50g anise in 950ml 85% abv within a 2 liter flask.
– Add 450ml mineral water.
– Execute a pot still distillation, collect 950ml of distillate.
– Split 400ml of the distillate and mix in 10g of Roman Wormwood (Artemisia Pontica), 5g lemon balm, 10g hyssop and macerate at 60C.
– Filter and mix with all the leftover 550ml distillate and dilute to 74% abv to create 1 liter of Absinthe.
(Recipe from www.homedistiller.org and formerly from “Scientific American”, June 1989)
Various other recipes online include additional herbs just like sage, mint, galangal, ginger, sweet flag, licorice, aniseed, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamon.
Distillation is not only illegal in a few countries but it is also difficult absinthe flavoring. Thankfully, you can find kits available online from different suppliers to help you make Absinthe at home simply and easily without the need for distillation.
Absinthe Essence Products
AbsintheKit.com develop Absinthe essences for the Absinthe industry and for consumers. The essences are made with top-quality essential oils and herbs and through high tech carbon dioxide distillation. Each essence is already distilled, all you need to do is mix using a neutral alcohol base just like Everclear or vodka and you then can enjoy your own personal Absinthe from home.
The Absinthe essences can either be bought in 20ml bottles at $3.95 ($4.95 for Strong 55) which is enough to create one 750ml bottle of Absinthe, or perhaps in a 280ml bottle (to create 14 bottles of Absinthe) within a kit with artistic bottle labels plus a handy plastic measure. The kits are $29 or $39 for the Strong 55 kit.
Four forms of essence can be obtained – one to create a classic green Absinthe, an orange oil flavoured essence, an essence to produce clear Swiss style Absinthe plus a stronger essence to create an Absinthe having a more bitter wormwood flavor click here. All essences consist of real wormwood and other traditional herbs like aniseed and fennel. The Strong 55 provides a thujone content of 55mg per 750ml bottle of Absinthe as well as the other essences give a content of 35mg.
There exists a guide concerning how to make use of the essences on the AbsintheKit.com website.
AbsintheKit.com likewise sell replicas of antique 19th century Absinthe glasses, just like the Pontarlier glass, and Absinthe spoons, including the famous Eiffel Tower spoon created to commemorate the opening of the Eiffel Tower in 1889. While using proper Absinthiana (Absinthe equipment) will truly place you in the right mood to get ready and drink your ideal Absinthe drink.