An Absinthe Kit is a kit designed to help you make your own Absinthe liquor rather than purchasing a bottle of Absinthe.
You will find different types of Absinthe kits available. With some kits available online you have to steep herbs for a while and make use of a two step steeping process, with others you make use of Absinthe essences to combine with a simple alcohol base and still others you mix Absinthe herbs with vodka and then filter after a couple of days.
One steeping kit I came across online claimed to create Absinthe with a thujone content of 80-90mg! Lots of thujone and lots of times a lot more than commercial Absinthe, even pre-ban Absinthe www.absinthepostershop.com. It’s thujone which was believed to cause psychedelic effects and hallucinations when consumed in large quantities.
An Absinthe kit from Absinthekit.com is easy to use and has a sensible amount of thujone. The kit consists of your preferred Absinthe essence containing the usual herbs – wormwood, aniseed, fennel and star anise, a measure to calculate the essence and appealing artistic labels to decorate your bottles.
The positive aspect of this kit is that it makes 14 bottles of Absinthe, not like some kits that just make one bottle! The essences are created with real wormwood, not a synthetic substitute, pure top-quality oils, created using high tech methods such as carbon dioxide distillation, plus they are exactly the same essences that are sold to the Absinthe industry – how much more could you ask for?
Absinthe Kit Essences
You can find 4 different essences available from Absinthekit.com for making classic wormwood Absinthe:-
– Absinthe Classics Essence – This is their primary seller and is the one that they promote most to the Absinthe industry. A 280ml bottle of essence is likely to make 14 bottles of classic green Absinthe. One 750ml bottle of Absinthe made using this essence will consist of 35mg of thujone.
– White Absinthe Pro – If you like the clear Swiss style Absinthes like La Bleue then this is the essence for yourself. A 750ml bottle of white Absinthe will comprise 35mg of thujone.
– Orange Absinthe Pro – Flavored with genuine orange oil, this essence will make an interestingly different yellow orange Absinthe once mixed. A made-up 750ml bottle of this drink will consist of 35mg of thujone.
– Absinthe 55 Strong Pro – This essence makes a stronger and greener Absinthe with a higher thujone content of 55mg per 750ml bottle check this out. Suitable for people that like a better wormwood flavor.
All these essences are really simple to use following the recipe provided, just measure 20ml of essence and mix with 730ml of neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka – Voila, your own bottle of the Green Fairy!
The organization Absinthe Kit likewise sell wonderful imitation Absinthe glasses and spoons that you purchase online. The Absinthe ritual just isn’t right without having the proper slotted Absinthe spoon to relax your sugar cube on.