Due to the authorization of Absinthe in the USA and other countries it has gained it’s popularity back. Various young people are tasting it for the first time and knocking it back without reviewing it’s alcohol content. So, what is Absinthe proof?
Along with blend of herbs wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel is used in the making of Absinthe. Due to the characteristic emerald green coloring of classic verte styles of Absinthe it is popular as the Green Fairy, La Fee Verte.
One has to dilute Absinthe with iced water according to the Ritual. One can see the louche effect after dripping the water over a sugar lump on a slotted spoon and into the Absinthe.
There was a ban on Absinthe in the early 1900s because of the wormwood in it. Dr Valentin Magnan tested worwmood on guinea pigs in 1845 and found that a guinea pig given wormwood oilhad convulsions, whereas, a guinea pig given alcohol just got drunk. According to Magnan Absinthe was much more harmful than other types of spirits because of thujone content in it. He and others in the medical profession believed thujone to be a psychoactive element. This was the cause for which Absinthe was banned.
According to the nature magazine there are similarities in the structure of a thujone molecule and THC so they acted in a similar manner.
All these claims have been proved to be unreal. There is no resemblance between thujone and THC. After testing Absinthes it has been proved that the quantity of thujone in it is very small to be harmful. Due to intake of enough quantity of Absinthe one will die of alcohol poisoning before experiencing effects from thujone!
One should drink Absinthe in balanced amount as it will get him drunk quite quickly.
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Let’s see what the proof of well-known brands of Absinthe is:-
Jade Nouvelle Orleans 68% abv (136 proof)
Jade Verte Suisse is available with 65% abv (130 proof)
Jade Edouard is available with 72% abv (144 proof)
Jade PF 1901 contains 68% abv (136 proof)
The abv of Roquette 1797 is 75% (150 proof)
Doubs Mystique Carte D’Or 65% abv (130 proof)
Kubler 53 contains 53% abv (106 proof)
La Fee Parisian 68% abv (136 proof)
One can get 70% abv (140 proof) in La Fee Bohemian
La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise 68% abv (136 proof)
The abv in La Fee XS Absinthe Suisse is 53% (106 proof)
The abv is 70% in Mari Mayans Collectors 70
One can get 68% abv (136 proof) in Pernod Absinthe
Pere Kermanns is available with 60% abv (120 proof)
One can get 55% abv (110 proof) in Sebor
La Clandestine Absinthe is available with 53% abv (106 proof)
Lucid Absinthe 62% abv (124 proof)
If we compare that to other alcoholic beverages we can see that Absinthe is very strong:-
Everclear 95% abv (190 proof)
The alcohol by volume in Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch Whisky is 40% (80 proof)
Table Wine 9-12% alcohol by volume (18-24 proof)
There is 4 or 5% alcohol by volume (8-10 proof) in beer
The abv is 38% (76 proof) in Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila
Absolut Blue Vodka 40% abv (80 proof)
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Knowledge of Absinthe proof? The answer is very high!