Discovering What to Mix Absinthe With

The traditional way of serving Absinthe is by using a strategy

known as the Ritual also to dilute it with water. Some individuals are bored of drinking Absinthe in this way and would like to realize what to mix Absinthe with. Hopefully this article enable you to enjoy Absinthe all the more.

Absinthe is a strong liquor which happens to be flavored with natural herbs which includes grande wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel. In addition, it sometimes contains petite wormwood (artemisia pontica). The aniseed provides the drink its wonderful anise taste and also the wormwood provides the Absinthe its characteristic bitter or slightly sour flavor.

Grande wormwood consists of thujone, named 3 thujamone or 3 sabinone via the book The IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry. Thujone is a ketone as well as a monoterpene much like the other terpenes, menthol and camphor. Various other names that thujone extracted from wormwood has been termed as are Absinthol, salvinol and tanacetone.

Thujone is why Absinthe was banned in several countries in the early 1900s. It had been the thujone which was blamed for the insanity and suicide of Van Gogh and many artists and writers claimed that drinking Absinthe provided them their genius and motivation by means of dreams and hallucinations. The well-known Absinthe drinker Oscar Wilde explained 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.” Who knows what might happen following a whole bottle?!

We now know that Absinthe is no more harmful than some other strong spirit such as vodka and whisky, even though it is twice the strength. Research has revealed that Absinthe only contains traces of thujone and that it isn’t probable to take in enough Absinthe for thujone to obtain any negative or harmful effects. It will not make you hallucinate or go insane and is now legal in the majority of countries. It is still illegal in Ireland however the Irish can order it from offshore and have it shipped for private consumption.

You could make your personal bottled Absinthe by utilizing Absinthe essences from These essences are made by distilling classic Absinthe herbs and all you must do is to mix them along with vodka or Everclear – a simple and affordable strategy to make Absinthe.

What to Mix Absinthe With

Now that Absinthe is legal for most countries, we could experiment with utilizing it in cocktails or make classic Absinthe cocktails such as New Orleans Sazerac or Death in the Afternoon.

Sazerac Menu

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

Freeze a glass inside your freezer.
Swirl the Absinthe around the glass to coat the sides as well as bottom part of the glass. Eliminate (or drink!) the excess.
Put the additional ingredients within a cocktail shaker or mixer and shake for about ½ a minute.
Pour into the glass, incorporating the lemon peel.

Death in the Afternoon

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

Many people love to use mixers just like lemonade, 7UP and cherryade with their Absinthe and I have even heard of Red Bull being blended with Absinthe! Be resourceful when deciding what you should mix Absinthe with, use recipes off the Internet but give them your personal twist or make-up your very own. Have a great time.