The conventional way of serving Absinthe is by using a method
called The Ritual and also to dilute it with water. Some people are uninterested of drinking Absinthe this way and wish to realize what to mix Absinthe with. I hope that this article motivate you to enjoy Absinthe much more.
Absinthe is a strong liquor that is flavored with natural herbs such as grande wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel. Additionally, it sometimes contains petite wormwood (artemisia pontica). The aniseed gives the drink its fantastic anise taste and the wormwood gives the Absinthe its attribute bitter or slightly sour flavour.
Grande wormwood contains thujone, named 3 thujamone or 3 sabinone from the book The IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry. Thujone is a ketone and a monoterpene just like the other terpenes, menthol and camphor. Various other names that thujone extracted from wormwood has been known as are Absinthol, salvinol and tanacetone.
Thujone is the reason why Absinthe was banned in lots of countries during the early 1900s. It was the thujone that has been blamed for the madness and suicide of Van Gogh and lots of artists and writers claimed that drinking Absinthe provided them their genius and inspiration through dreams and hallucinations. The renowned Absinthe drinker Oscar Wilde stated of Absinthe:
“After the first glass of Absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.” You will never know what might happen after having a whole bottle?!
We now know that Absinthe is not any more harmful than any other strong spirit like vodka and whisky, although it is twice the strength. Research has shown that Absinthe only contains traces of thujone and that it is not probable to take in enough Absinthe for thujone to get any negative or harmful effects. It won’t make you hallucinate or go insane and is now legal in the majority of countries. It is still illegal in Ireland nevertheless the Irish can order it from overseas and get it shipped for private consumption.
You can make your personal bottled Absinthe by making use of Absinthe essences from AbsintheKit.com. These essences are manufactured by distilling standard Absinthe herbs and all you need to do should be to mix them together with vodka or Everclear – an easy and economical strategy to make Absinthe.
What to Mix Absinthe With
Since Absinthe is legal in the majority of countries, we could experiment with making use of it in cocktails or make classic Absinthe cocktails just like the New Orleans Sazerac or Death in the Afternoon.
1 teaspoon of a top quality Absinthe
A sugar cube or maybe 1 teaspoon of sugar.
1 Â½ ounces of Rye whisky (not bourbon)
3 dashes of angostura bitters
1 Lemon peel twist
Freeze a glass within your freezer.
Swirl the Absinthe round the glass to coat the sides and also bottom part of the glass. Dispose of (or drink!) the surplus.
Put the additional ingredients in a cocktail shaker or mixer and shake for about Â½ a minute.
Pour in the glass, adding the lemon peel.
Death in the Afternoon
5 ounces of refrigerated champagne blended with 1 ounce of Absinthe – delicious!
Some individuals like to use mixers such as lemonade, 7UP and cherryade with their Absinthe and I have even been aware of Red Bull being blended with Absinthe! Be inventive when deciding what to mix Absinthe with, use recipes off the Internet but let them have your own personal twist or make up your own. Enjoy yourself.