Finding out What to Mix Absinthe With

The standard technique of serving Absinthe is to try using an approach


known as the Ritual and also to dilute it with water. A lot of people are bored of drinking Absinthe in this manner and wish to realize what to mix Absinthe with. Hopefully this information will enable you to enjoy Absinthe much more.

Absinthe is usually 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 provides the drink its amazing anise taste and also the wormwood gives the Absinthe its characteristic bitter or slightly sour flavor.

Grande wormwood contains thujone, named 3 thujamone or 3 sabinone from the book The IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry. Thujone is actually a ketone and a monoterpene just like the other terpenes, menthol and camphor. Some other names that thujone obtained from wormwood has been termed as are Absinthol, salvinol and tanacetone.

Thujone is why Absinthe was banned in lots of countries in early 1900s. It had been the thujone which was held accountable for the madness and suicide of Van Gogh and many artists and writers reported that drinking Absinthe gave them their genius and creativity by means of 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 never know what could happen following a whole bottle?!

We now know that Absinthe isn’t any more hazardous than almost every other strong spirit like vodka and whisky, although it is twice the strength. Research has revealed that Absinthe only includes traces of thujone and that it isn’t probable to ingest enough Absinthe for thujone to get any negative or side effects. It will not trigger you to hallucinate or go insane and it is now legal in many countries. It is still illegal in Ireland nevertheless the Irish can order it from overseas and get it shipped for private consumption.

You could make your very own bottled Absinthe by using Absinthe essences from These essences are made by distilling classic Absinthe herbs and all you need to do would be to mix them with vodka or Everclear – an easy and economical strategy to make Absinthe.

What to Mix Absinthe With

Given that Absinthe is legal in the majority of countries, we can try out making use of it in cocktails or make classic Absinthe cocktails much like the New Orleans Sazerac or Death in the Afternoon.

Sazerac Recipe

1 teaspoon of a high quality Absinthe
Ice cubes
A sugar cube or perhaps 1 teaspoon of sugar.
1 ½ ounces of Rye whisky (not bourbon)
3 dashes of angostura bitters
1 Lemon peel twist

Freeze a glass within your freezer.
Swirl the Absinthe around the glass to coat the sides and bottom of the glass. Discard (or drink!) the extra.
Place the other ingredients inside a cocktail shaker or mixer and shake for around ½ a minute.
Pour in the glass, adding the lemon peel.

Death in the Afternoon

5 ounces of chilled champagne blended with 1 ounce of Absinthe – delightful!

A lot of people prefer to use mixers just like lemonade, 7UP and cherryade with their Absinthe and I have even been aware of Red Bull being combined with Absinthe! Be innovative when deciding what things to mix Absinthe with, use recipes from the Internet but give them your own personal twist or makeup your own. Have a good time.