There has been much controversy in connection with thujone levels in Absinthe and whether Absinthe can really cause you to hallucinate but how about its alcohol content – How much alcohol is in Absinthe?

All commercial alcoholic drinks are labeled to exhibit their alcohol content so that people might make informed judgements about drinking them and just how much to use.

Alcohol content is calculated using a hydrometer. A hydrometer looks just like a fishing float having a thermometer fastened. When the hydrometer is put in liquid it floats erect. When it’s placed in water, the water line will probably be at the level marked 1.000, when it is put in sugared water the level will be higher because the water is denser the hydro meter. When the hydrometer is employed in fermenting alcohol the float goes lower as the sugar is consumed by the yeast. Two measurements are utilized when creating alcohol – the first measurement (original gravity) is taken using the sugar but just before the yeast is added and then the very last reading is taken once the yeast has finished fermenting (final gravity.

Alcohol by quantity is figured out by way of the next formula:-
Original gravity – Final gravity x 131 = Alcohol by volume.

Both the EU and the United States label the alcohol by volume content of drinks, some other countries go on proof. Proof is approximately two times alcohol by amount.

Distinct brands of Absinthe have distinct alcohol contents. Consider the following statistics:-

Lucid Absinthe 62% abv (124 proof)
La Clandestine Absinthe 53% abv (106 proof)
Sebor 55% abv (110 proof)
Pere Kermanns 60% abv (120 proof)
Pernod Absinthe 68% abv (136 proof0
Mari Mayans Collectors 70 70% abv (140 proof)
La Fee XS Absinthe Suisse 53% abv (106 proof)
La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise 68% abv (136 proof)
La Fee Bohemian 70% abv (140 proof)
La Fee Parisian 68% abv (136 proof)
Kubler 53 53% abv (106 proof)
Doubs Mystique Carte D’Or 65% abv (130 proof)
Roquette 1797 75% abv (150 proof)
Jade PF 1901 68% abv (136 proof)
Jade Edouard 72% abv (144 proof)
Jade Verte Suisse 65% abv (130 proof)
Jade Nouvelle Orleans 68% abv (136 proof)

As you can see Absinthe can range from 53% abv to 75% abv, an amazing difference continue reading. Now, let’s compare those levels to other alcoholic drinks:-

Absolut Blue Vodka 40% abv (80 proof)
Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila 38% abv (76 proof)
Beer tends to be 4 or 5% alcohol by volume (8-10 proof).
Table Wine 9-12% alcohol by volume (18-24 proof).
Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch Whisky 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof).
Everclear 95% abv (190 proof)

Not any other alcoholic drink generally seems to compare to Absinthe!

Homemade Absinthes can also vary in alcohol content. A single person might mix an Absinthe essence from with Absolut vodka (40% abv) and the other may make it with Everclear (95% abv) – a massive difference.

Absinthe was suspended in the 1900s as a result of claims that thujone, the chemical substance in wormwood, was like THC within the drug cannabis and this it was psychoactive and induced psychedelic effects. We now realize that claims that Absinthe is a hallucinogen are totally false but we do need to understand that any liquor could be unhealthy to our health if we consume excessively. Individuals in Memphis have realized this and, in 2006, Memphis was the city that consumed the least alcohol in the USA – more than 6/10 Memphis citizens had not even ingested a sip of alcohol in at least a month every time they were polled.

Alcohol is okay if consumed sparingly but you have to know how much alcohol is in Absinthe and other alcohol which you buy and ingest.