What alcohol is use in Absinthe?

by admin on 2017/12/31

Henri-Louis Pernod, who first distilled industrial Absinthe in early nineteenth century in Pontarlier, France, employed a wine alcohol base. He distilled the alcohol with herbs like wormwood, fennel, aniseed, hyssop, angelica, lemon balm, star anise, juniper, veronica, dittany and also nutmeg absinthe online. Wine is the traditional base for Absinthe but some distillers use other kinds of alcohol.

If you try to find Absinthe recipes online, you will see that a lot of them involve steeping blends of herbs in liquor such as Everclear, white rum or vodka.

How can you Make Absinthe at home?

Although some recipes on the web are for distilling Absinthe, distillation of liquor without having a license is illegal in several countries and you simply need the right equipment and you need to find out what you’re doing. So, are there more strategies to making Absinthe?

– Steeping and Filtering – This usually involves steeping herbs like wormwood, fennel, aniseed, calamus root, star anise, mint, coriander seeds, cloves etc. for a few days or perhaps a few weeks within the neutral alcohol base and then filtering. Exclusively distillation will give you a true Absinthe, this will just provide you with an Absinthe flavored vodka.

– Utilizing an Absinthe Kit – Most of the kits available online, such as the ones from Green Devil, are just steeping kits. They are easier than obtaining and preparing your own herbs but you’re just steeping the herbs in vodka again and coming up with a flavored vodka.

– Utilizing an Absinthe kit form AbsintheKit.com is a much simpler and much better method to make Absinthe at home. AbsintheKit.com create essences for the Absinthe industry and the essences are made by distilling traditional Absinthe herbs in alcohol. The distillation is performed for you and all you need to do is mix the essence with vodka or Everclear and you’ve got a genuine Absinthe drink.

The essences can be found in four different kinds:-
– Classic Green Essence to make a classic “verte” Absinthe which has a thujone content of 35mg per bottle.
– Clear Absinthe Essence to create a clandestine La Bleue style Absinthe. This too includes a thujone content of 35mg.
– Orange Essence to produce Absinthe with a twist. This essence could make a yellow-orange colored Absinthe with a natural orange flavor and a thujone content of 35mg.
– Strong 55 Essence can make an Absinthe having a higher thujone content (55mg) and a more bitter wormwood flavor.

You can either get a 20ml bottle of essence for $3.95 to create one 750ml bottle of Absinthe or get a kit for $29 to create 14 bottles of Absinthe. A kit also includes a handy plastic measure and 14 creative bottle labels. All you have to supply is the neutral alcohol base. Just remember that the alcohol content of your Absinthe will depend on your alcohol base. Be careful, drink Absinthe in moderation because it is a substantially more powerful beverage than other spirits and fermented drinks.

What alcohol is use in Absinthe? A wine alcohol base or maybe a neutral alcohol which does not have a powerful taste of its own – Everclear, vodka or 151 rum.

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