There are so many websites selling Absinthe and Absinthekits that its hard to know where to buy Absinthe online, especially if you’re new to Absinthe. Absintheliquor.com is probably the best as they also supply the same absinthe essence to the liquor industry from their industrial site distillery-yeast.com.
Absinthe, known as La Fee Verte, is a strong alcoholic beverage with an anise taste. Henri-Louise Pernod’s original Absinthe was made with a wine alcohol base and flavored with herbs such as grande wormwood,and fennel. Althought Absinthe is distilled at high proof and is quite strong, it is served diluted with iced water. Absinthe is twice as strong as other spirits such as vodka and whisky.
Absinthe contains the herb wormwood that gives the drink its bitter taste. Wormwood contains the chemical thujone which was one of the reasons why the drink was banned in the early 1900s. It was believed that thujone was harmful to health. Studies have now shown that Absinthe, even pre ban Absinthe from distilleries like Pernod, only contains trace amounts of thujone and is not harmful.
Absinthe is enjoyed after using a prepartion method called The Ritual. A shot of Absinthe is slowly diluted with water dripped over a cube of sugar on an Absinthe spoon. The water gradually mixes into the alcohol causing the drink to louche becoming cloudy. Only Absinthe containing real herbs and essential oils will louche.
Where is buy real Absinthe online
To enjoy Absinthe you need to order a quality Absinthe which is made by a reputable distillery. An Absinthe which contains wormwood. Websites will give you details about alcohol by volume or proof and thujone content. For example, Absinth24.net says that Absinthe La Clandestine has an abv of 53% but has less than 30mg of thujone. Thedrinkshop.com, a UK based company gives very good product descriptions of the Absinthe available to order on their web shop and also has product reviews.
Another good way of ensuring you use quality Absinthe is to make your own. Home distillation is illegal in most countries unless you have a license and Absinthe just is not real without the distillation process. However, AbsintheKit. has wormwood Absinthe essences distilled by high tech CO2 distillation. They have natural herbs which are the same essences that AbsintheKit sell to the Absinthe industry. They are already distilled so you don’t have to do anything apart from mixing 20 ml of essence with 730 ml of vodka. That is it, and it is very easy.
The essences comes in 4 unique varieties:-
Absinthe Classic Essence – The essence which makes a classic Absinthe with thujone content of 35 mg.
Absinthe White Essence – This essense can be used to make a clear Absinthe reminiscent of Swiss La Bleue Absinthes. This essence makes an Absinthe with a 35 mg thujone content.
Absinthe Orange Essence – Excellent natural orange oil flavored essense with a thujone content of 35 mg.
Absinthe 55 Strong Essence – This essence produces a darker green Absinthe with a stronger wormwood flavor. The content of thujone will be 55mg.
The essences are available in 20 ml bottles. This can make one 750 ml bottle of Absinthe. The AbsintheKits contain a 280 ml bottle of essence, a handy plastic measure and bottle labels.
It is important to know where to buy quality Absinthe online so that your get Absinthe that tastes right and that louches. Look for reputable companies selling award winning brands or make your own from essences.