Absinthe is currently legal in many countries and you could even buy Absinthe in the United States. This has sparked off a restored fascination with Absinthe and a new generation is curious about how to get Absinthe.
Absinthe is actually a strong liquor which is created by distilling alcohol with a recipe of herbal plants. Traditional herbs utilized in Absinthe production comprise of common wormwood, also referred to as grande wormwood or artemisia absinthum, aniseed and fennel. The aniseed provides the Absinthe its popular anise or licorice flavor and the wormwood provides the drink a good edge of bitterness. Wormwood contains a chemical called thujone which has been regarded as psychoactive also to cause psychedelic effects. It was believed that Absinthe contained considerable amounts of thujone and so it was banned during the early 1900s. Research and tests demonstrated that Absinthe actually only contained very small amounts of thujone, insufficient to cause any effect whatsoever, therefore, the drink was once again legalized in most countries.
To experience the real taste of Absinthe you need to buy an Absinthe containing wormwood. You shouldn’t be conned by the many fake Absinthes or substitute Absinthes – you need original wormwood Absinthe.
How to get Absinthe that contains wormwood
Here are some buying ideas to help you purchase a true Absinthe:-
– Create your own from a kit. AbsintheKit.com sell absinthekits which contain an Absinthe essence, a plastic measure and 14 artistic bottle labels. The kit costs $29 and it consists of enough essence to create 14 bottles of absinthe. Unlike steeping kits, the kits from AbsintheKit are already distilled so, if you mix them with vodka or Everclear, you have a true Absinthe. The essences include the standard Absinthe herbs, which includes wormwood, and so are an economical means of getting a genuine wormwood Absinthe.
– Educate yourself about Absinthe online. Make use of the Buyer’s Guide on sites like lafeeverte.net to read up about Absinthes and also to read reviews on particular brands.
– Make sure that the Absinthe contains wormwood and not just southernwood or roman wormwood. The Absinthe must also consist of anise or aniseed. Some Czech Absinth are wormwood bitters, not true Absinthe, because they’re anise free.
– Look around and do a price comparison.
– Buy brands made by reputable distillers and check out Absinthes which have won awards.
How to get Absinthe oldies
Here are just a few Absinthes that you may be considering trying. They are all real wormwood Absinthes.
– AbsintheKit.com Absinthe Classics essence – This essence produces a classic “verte” or green Absinthe which louches beautifully.
– The Jade Collection – This variety of vintage style Absinthes are distilled by Ted Breaux in France. They have won awards and have got lots of good reviews and write-ups online.
– Mari Mayans 70 – A Spanish Absinthe (Absenta). This collectors 70 edition has won awards and it has been made in Ibiza since 1880. Absinthe was not ever prohibited in Spain which means this Absinthe has been in production.
– Sebor – A Czech Absinth containing both wormwood and anise. It’s a popular Czech brand with a decent reputation.
– La Boheme Absinthe Original – A Czech Absinthe which is based on a 200 year-old Swiss recipe.
– Absinthe Roquete 1797 – This French Absinthe is based on an original 18th century recipe and is distilled in 19th century alambics.
Other significant Absinthes are La Ptite Douce, Absinthe La Clandestine, Doubs Mystique Carte’Or, Absinthe Duplais and Lucid, which happens to be easily obtainable in the USA.
When you’ve got bought your chosen Absinthe don’t forget to stick to the Ritual also to use an Absinthe glass and slotted spoon. Replicas of antique glasses and spoons can be bought from AbsintheKit.com.
Now you know how to get Absinthe, enjoy the taste of the Green Fairy.