If the real wormwood Absinthe is not easily available then one must know how to brew Absinthe at home.
Henri-Louis Pernod used a wine base and herbs including aniseed, hyssop, fennel, lemon balm, star anise, angelica, veronica, juniper, dittany and nutmeg for making his Green Fairy. A blend of 13 herbs, in addition with chamomile and mint in addition to wormwood and a 100 year old recipe is used by Czech company Sebor in the preparation of Absinthe.
There are 3 main ways to make your own Absinthe drink:-
1.Absinthe liquor can be distilled by a recipe.
2.Use an Absinthe Kit with a blend of herbs and instructions.
3.Use an Absinthe essence
How to Brew Absinthe Using a Recipe
Distilling liquor at home is illegal in most countries unless you have a license and is quite complicated. Typical home-brew recipes include:-
– Wormwood (Grande Wormwood, Artemisia Absinthium)
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The ingredients are first macerated for several hours, heated and then slowly distilled and then colored with extra herbs such as lemon balm, hyssop and petite wormwood. After that the mixture is heated again, then filtered and diluted.
There is no requirement of distillation for the preparation of other recipes. For example:-
– 30g/ 1 ounce dried Wormwood is required
– Need of 1 teaspoon of hyssop
– One will need a tablespoon angelica
– Take a pinch of fennel seeds or anise seeds
– One will need a teaspoon of lemon balm
– It is important to have ¼ teaspoon each of caraway seeds and coriander seeds
– 1 liter of Everclear or vodka
In a bottle mix chopped dried wormwood with the alcohol and leave for 1-2 weeks in a cool dark place. Other herbs is used for mixing the filtered wormwood with them. It is necessary to filter it after 3 or 4 days. The Absinthe is now ready.
Brewing Absinthe at home in these ways is not recommended. One cannot get the real Absinthe by simply mixing the herbs with alcohol.
How To Brew Absinthe with a Herbal Blend Kit
There are many different herbal kits on sale online, for example the kits from Green Devil. Their kits include:-
– Their unique micron filtration system.
– Grande wormwood, hyssop, calamus, melissa, anise seed, fennel seed, star anise and coriander seed is available in an Absinthe blend.
– Absinthe flavoring and finishing blend having enough herbal ingredients.
Their Deluxe kit also contains two Absinthe spoons, two Absinthe glasses, a 1000ml bottle, two bottle labels, two muslin bags for infusing the herbs, a poster and a pamphlet containing information and instructions.
Aa per their claim their finished Absinthe may contain as much as 70-90mg of thujone per liter. It is necessary to distill the Absinthe to get a real Absinthe.
How To Brew Absinthe With an Essence
Absinthe essences are available to buy from AbsintheKit.One can visit AbsintheKit.com to make real Absinthe at home. The distilled essences are manufactured from traditional Absinthe herbs. Simply mix the essence with Everclear or vodka and you have your very own bottle of the Green Fairy.
One can use 4 types of essence to produce varieties of Absinthe. Real wormwood is their content and the Absinthe industry uses essences.
AbsintheKit.Absinthe essence, bottle labels and a plastic measure is available in Absinthe kit. A person can go through their website to get more information on how to brew Absinthe with their essences.