Now you can order real top-quality Absinthe online on a web shop. There’s been an Absinthe revival ever since the 1990s when Absinthe was legalized in most countries after being prohibited since the early 1900s.
Absinthe, otherwise known as “The Green Fairy” is a formidable alcoholic beverage which is classed as a spirit rather than a liqueur. It’s created in distilleries and it is extremely alcoholic with between 45 and 75% ABV (Alcohol By Volume). Absinthe is tougher than spirits such as whisky, vodka and gin so care must be taken when drinking – moderation is the key.
Original Absinthe is known for its traditional bitter taste which results from its principal ingredient the herb Wormwood, or Artemisia Absinthium. It’s a drink with an aniseed flavor and it also consists of many herbs including green aniseed, fennel and sometimes others like star anise, hyssop, lemon balm, angelica root as well as sweet flag. Different varieties use different herbs and some Absinthe specials utilize other herbs or oils like orange oil for flavoring.
It’s the pure essential oils of the herbs in Absinthe that cause Absinthe to louche if the cold water and sugar are added. As the water drips into the Absinthe liquor the oils, that happen to be insoluble, result in the drink to cloud or go milky. This is actually the famous desired effect.
Advice on Buying Absinthe Online
Absinthe is available from many websites online however, you have to make certain that you are buying at a trustworthy website or company whose sales are real good quality Absinthe not fake or artificial Absinthe. Real Absinthe has a chemical called thujone which is found in wormwood and fake Absinthes do not contain this chemical and therefore do not consist of any wormwood, the vital substance of Absinthe! A lot of fake Absinthes have already been produced on sale to the USA which still has stringent rules regarding thujone levels. Look for Absinthes that may contain Grand Wormwood or Artemisia Absinthium.
You may either buy bottles of Absinthe or you can create your own using Absinthe essences. AbsintheKit.com sell Absinthe kits that may contain essences which make approximately 14 bottles of REAL Absinthe, classic style labels to label your bottles of Absinthe, and a plastic measure to make sure that you measure everything correctly. By using these kits you just mix the essence with Vodka or Everclear – easy! These essences are also utilized by the Absinthe distillery to create Absinthe so that you know they’re top-quality.
Making use of your Absinthe
You can also get Absinthiana online – Absinthe spoons, glasses as well as other items. To make Absinthe while using the classic La Louche method, you will need:-
– A good Absinthe spoon
– A good Absinthe glass
– A cube of sugar
– Some iced water
Pour the desired level of Absinthe in the glass (you are aiming for a ratio of between 3:1 and 5:1 water to Absinthe) and put the sugar cube over the spoon. Slowly pour the iced water above the sugar and let it drip on the Absinthe. Watch the Absinthe louche, stir and then enjoy.
You can also use Absinthe online websites to discover recipes for Absinthe cocktails like Hemingway’s famous “Death in the Afternoon” that is a combination of Absinthe and champagne – truly decadent!