How To Distill Absinthe Properly

There are many websites giving Absinthe recipes as well as

tutorials and help regarding 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.

In case you are in the United States and you just wish to distill your individual Absinthe, or some other alcohol, officially you’ll need a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms because it is illegal to distill alcohol without a proper license.

How to Distill Absinthe in your own home

Recipes and guides on the net contain the subsequent recipes:-

A recipe much like an 1855 Pontarlier Recipe
– Macerate 25g wormwood (organic name Artemesia Absinthium), 50g fennel and 50g anise in 950ml 85% abv within a 2 liter flask.
– Add 450ml distilled water.
– Execute a pot still distillation, collect 950ml of distillate.
– Separate 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 the leftover 550ml distillate and dilute to 74% abv to produce 1 liter of Absinthe.

(Recipe from and formerly from “Scientific American”, June 1989)

Other recipes online contain additional herbs such as sage, mint, galangal, ginger, sweet flag, licorice, aniseed, cinnamon, nutmeg as well as cardamon.

Distillation isn’t just illegal in a few countries but it is also complex. Thankfully, you will find kits available on the web from different suppliers to enable you to make Absinthe from home simply and conveniently without making use of distillation.

Absinthe Essence Kits develop Absinthe essences for the Absinthe industry and then for consumers. The essences are made with top-quality essential oils and herbs and through hi-tech carbon dioxide distillation. Each and every essence is already distilled, all you need to do is mix by using a neutral alcohol base just like Everclear or vodka and you then can enjoy your own Absinthe from home.

The Absinthe essences may either be bought in 20ml bottles at $3.95 ($4.95 for Strong 55) that is enough to make one 750ml bottle of Absinthe, or even in a 280ml bottle (to create 14 bottles of Absinthe) in a kit with artistic bottle labels and a useful plastic measure. The kits are $29 or $39 for the Strong 55 kit.

Four varieties of essence can be obtained – one to make a classic green Absinthe, an orange oil flavoured essence, an essence to create clear Swiss style Absinthe along with a stronger essence to create an Absinthe having a more bitter wormwood flavor. All essences contain real wormwood as well as other traditional herbs just like aniseed and fennel. The Strong 55 offers a thujone content of 55mg per 750ml bottle of Absinthe as well as the other essences give a content of 35mg.

There’s a guide on how to make use of the essences on the website. additionally sell replicas of antique 19th century Absinthe glasses, including the Pontarlier glass, and Absinthe spoons, including the famous Eiffel Tower spoon created to commemorate the opening of the Eiffel Tower in 1889. Utilizing the proper Absinthiana (Absinthe equipment) will really place you in the correct mood to get ready and drink your excellent Absinthe drink.

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