Learning What to Mix Absinthe With

The traditional


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technique of serving Absinthe is to use a technique referred to as the Ritual and to dilute it with water. Some people are bored of drinking Absinthe in this manner and want to understand what to mix Absinthe with. I hope that this article allow you to enjoy Absinthe even more.

Absinthe is actually a strong liquor which happens to be flavored with natural herbs which includes grande wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel. In addition, it sometimes contains petite wormwood (artemisia pontica). The aniseed provides the drink its amazing anise taste and also the wormwood gives the Absinthe its attribute bitter or slightly sour flavor.

Grande wormwood is made up of thujone, named 3 thujamone or 3 sabinone from the book The IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry. Thujone is actually a ketone as well as a monoterpene like the other terpenes, menthol and camphor. Some other names that thujone extracted from wormwood has been referred to as are Absinthol, salvinol and tanacetone.

Thujone is the reason why Absinthe was banned in many countries in the early 1900s. It had been the thujone that has been held responsible for the madness and suicide of Van Gogh and many artists and writers claimed that drinking Absinthe gave them their genius and motivation through dreams and hallucinations. The well-known Absinthe drinker Oscar Wilde stated of Absinthe:
“After the first glass of Absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.” You will never know what could happen after having a whole bottle?!

We now know that Absinthe isn’t any more hazardous than any other strong spirit just like vodka and whisky, even though it is two times the strength. Research has revealed that Absinthe only contains traces of thujone and that it’s not possible to ingest enough Absinthe for thujone to get any negative or harmful effects. It won’t cause you to hallucinate or go insane and it is now legal in most countries. It’s still illegal in Ireland however the Irish can order it from overseas and have it shipped for personal consumption.

You can create your very own bottled Absinthe by using Absinthe essences from AbsintheKit.com. These essences are created by distilling classic Absinthe herbs and all you have to do would be to mix them with vodka or Everclear – a straightforward and cost-effective strategy to make Absinthe.

What to Mix Absinthe With

Since Absinthe is legal in most countries, we could experiment with making use of it in cocktails or create classic Absinthe cocktails such as the New Orleans Sazerac or Death in the Afternoon.

Sazerac Recipe

1 teaspoon of a top quality Absinthe
Ice cubes
A sugar cube or maybe 1 teaspoon of sugar.
1 ½ ounces of Rye whisky (not bourbon)
3 dashes of angostura bitters
1 Lemon peel twist

Freeze a glass inside your freezer.
Swirl the Absinthe around the glass to coat the sides and also bottom part of the glass. Eliminate (or drink!) the surplus.
Put the many other ingredients within a cocktail shaker or mixer and shake for approximately ½ a minute.
Pour to the glass, incorporating the lemon peel.

Death in the Afternoon

5 ounces of chilled champagne mixed with 1 ounce of Absinthe – delightful!

Some individuals prefer to use mixers just like lemonade, 7UP and cherryade with their Absinthe and I have even heard about Red Bull being blended with Absinthe! Be innovative when deciding what to mix Absinthe with, use recipes from the Internet but give them your personal twist or make up your very own. Enjoy yourself.