You can now order real top-quality Absinthe online on a web shop. There has been an Absinthe revival since the 1990s when Absinthe was legalized in most countries after being banned since the early 1900s.
What is Absinthe?
Absinthe, otherwise known as “The Green Fairy” is a strong alcoholic beverage which is classed as a spirit rather than a liqueur. It is produced in distilleries and is highly alcoholic with between 45 and 75% ABV (Alcohol By Volume). Absinthe is stronger than spirits such as whisky, vodka and gin so care must be taken when drinking – moderation is the key.
Original Absinthe is known for its classic bitter taste which comes from its main ingredient the herb Wormwood, or Artemisia Absinthium. It is a drink with an aniseed flavor and it contains many herbs including green aniseed, fennel and sometimes others such as star anise, hyssop, lemon balm, angelica root and sweet flag. Different varieties use different herbs and some Absinthe specials use other herbs or oils such as orange oil for flavoring.
It is the pure essential oils of the herbs in Absinthe that cause Absinthe to louche when the ice cold water and sugar are added. As the water drips into the Absinthe liquor the oils, which are insoluble, cause the drink to cloud or go milky. This is the famous desired effect.
Tips on Buying Absinthe Online
Absinthe is available from many websites online but you need to check that you are buying from a reputable website or company whose sales are real top quality Absinthe not fake or artificial Absinthe. Real Absinthe contains a chemical called thujone which is found in wormwood and fake Absinthes do not contain this chemical and therefore do not contain any wormwood, the vital ingredient of Absinthe! Many fake Absinthes have been produced for sale to the USA which still has stringent rules regarding thujone levels. Look for Absinthes that contain Grand Wormwood or Artemisia Absinthium.
You can either buy bottles of Absinthe or you can make your own using Absinthe essences. AbsintheKit.com sell Absinthe kits which contain essences which make up to 14 bottles of REAL Absinthe, classic style labels to label your bottles of Absinthe, and a plastic measure to ensure that you measure everything correctly. With these kits you simply mix the essence with Vodka or Everclear – easy! These essences are also used by the Absinthe distillery to make Absinthe so you know they’re top-quality.
Using Your Absinthe
You can also buy Absinthiana online – Absinthe spoons, glasses and other items. To make Absinthe using the classic La Louche method, you need:-
– An Absinthe spoon
– An Absinthe glass
– A cube of sugar
– Some iced water
Pour the required amount of Absinthe into the glass (you are aiming for a ratio of between 3:1 and 5:1 water to Absinthe) and place the sugar cube on the spoon. Slowly pour the iced water over the sugar and let it drip into the Absinthe. Watch the Absinthe louche, stir and then enjoy.
You can also use Absinthe online websites to find recipes for Absinthe cocktails like Hemingway’s famous “Death in the Afternoon” which is a mix of Absinthe and champagne – truly decadent!