Since there has been an Absinthe revival in many countries over the past few years, many people are seeking Absinthe info.
Absinthe is a strong herbal liquor which is nicknamed “La Fee Verte” or “The Green Fairy” because of its characteristic green color. A wine base and different type of herbail ingredients are used in it’s distillation process.
Absinthe got it’s name and it’s distinctive bitter taste from the wormwood, artemisia absinthium. Countries like the USA regulated the use of thujone so fake Absinthes were manufactured there which do not contain wormwood.
Fennel, green aniseed, star anise, hyssop, lemon balm, juniper, angelica, licorice, dittany, coriander, nutmeg and sweet flag are the other herbs and essential oils used in the preparation of Absinthe. Due to the essential oils Absinthe louches when coming in contact with water. The drink becomes cloudy because the oils are soluble in alcohol but not in water.
Absinthe Info about the Ban
The prohibition movement claimed that Absinthe was harmful and that drinking Absinthe led to “Absinthism” which was characterized by convulsions, fits, madness, brain damage and ultimately death. According to the thought of people thujone cause harmful effects. It was assumed that Absinthe was very toxic and harmful due to a high quantity of thujone in it. In the early 1900s Absinthe was restricted in several countries.
There is no truth in the statements and claims given about Absinthe. Thujone can be harmful when taken in large quantities. There is a great difference between the thought of 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries and recent studies about the thujone content in Absinthe. Thujone can be dangerous only if excess amount of Absinthe is taken by a person!
Absinthe has now been legalized in most countries and there are many types and styles available:-
– Clear Absinthe – This is known as La Bleue or Blanche Absinthe and is commonly distilled in Switzerland.
– La Verte – This is traditional green Absinthe, the Green Fairy.
Spanish Alicante Anise gives the sweet taste to the Spanish Absinthe.
– An Absinthe that lacks herbs like aniseed or fennel is not wormwood bitter in comparison to Bohemian or Czech style Absinthe.
A real Absinthe is that which contain thujone or wormwood.
You can also make your own Absintheby using Absinthe essences from AbsintheKit.com. Aniseed, wormwood and fennel are the classic Absinthe herbs and part of essences which are distilled by modern carbon dioxide distillation. Absinthe with real wormwood can be prepared by making a solution with a neutral alcohol.
For purchasing essences, replica spoons and Absinthe glasses and getting more Abisinthe info one can visit to AbsintheKit.com.