Absinthe is a strong flavor liquor which is made by distilling alcohol with herbs. We know it is strong and can get you drunk easily, but what percentage is Absinthe and what is its proof?
Let’s look at the alcohol by volume levels of popular brands of Absinthe:-
La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise 68% abv or 136 proof
Doubs Mystique Carte D’Or 65% alcohol by volume (130 proof)
La Clandestine Absinthe 53% abv or 106 proof
Jade Edouard is around 72% alcohol by volume or 144 proof
Sebor 55% abv (110 proof)
Jade Nouvelle Orleans 68% abv is 136 proof
Mari Mayans Collectors 70 is around 70% alcohol by volume or 140 proof
La Fee Parisian which 68% alcohol by volume (136 proof)
Lucid Absinthe which is 62% abv is 124 proof
Jade Verte Suisse 65% alcohol by volume which is 130 proof
Pernod Absinthe 68% abv (136 proof)
Kuber 53 is 53% alcohol or 106 proof
Pere Kermanns 60% alcohol by volume or 120 proof
Jade PF 1901 68% abv (136 proof)
La Fee XS Absinthe Suisse is approximately 53% alcohol by volume (106 proof)
Roquette 1797 75% alcohol by volume or 150 proof
La Fee Bohemian 70% abv is 140 proof
Let’s now compare Absinthe to other beverages:-
Whisky such as Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch 40% alcohol by volume is 80 proof
Absinthe can be up to 75% alcohol by volume (150 proof)
Table Wine which is 9-12% alcohol by volume is 18-24 proof
Beer is about 4 or 5% alcohol by volume (8-10 proof)
Now, the alcohol-information.comwebsite shows that 1 shot of Everclear (190 proof) is equivalent to two drinks.85 cans of beer and about 3 brandies. With this information we can establish that one shot of Absinthe is equivalent to 2.25 bottles of beer. So, 22 shots Absinthe is equivalent to 49.5 bottles of beer!
As you can see, Absinthe is much stronger than as wine and beer and even whisky. Care needs to be used when consuming Absinthe, not because it will make us have hallucinations, or any other psychedelic effects, but because it is so strong and will intoxicate quickly. We need to take particular care when mixing Absinthe with other alcoholic drinks in cocktails.
Care needs to always be taken when your are making your own Absinthe for drinking. If you buy an Absinthe kit from Green Devil then you are steeping herbs in a neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka. Everclear has an abv of 95% and a proof of 190 so it is much stronger than commercial Absinthe. Absubtge essebces are included in the Absinthekit.many are mixed with a neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka. The finished Absinthe will be the proof or abv of the neutral alcohol you used.
What is the percentage in Absinthe? For commercial Absinthe look on the bottle label or, if you are ordering online, look at the product details for abv or proof. If you are making your own Absinthe from a kit, you need to look at the bottle of Everclear or vodka that you are using.