If you live in a country where
it is difficult to find real wormwood Absinthe, or perhaps you just fancy having a go at making your own personal Absinthe, you will want to understand how to brew Absinthe in your own home.
Henri-Louis Pernod manufactured his Absinthe with a wine base and herbs including aniseed, hyssop, fennel, lemon balm, star anise, angelica, veronica, juniper, dittany and also nutmeg. Czech company Sebor use a mixture of 13 herbs, including chamomile and mint in addition to wormwood, and a 100 year old recipe to make their Absinthe.
You will find 3 main ways to create your own Absinthe drink:-
1.Use a recipe to distill your individual Absinthe liquor.
2.Make use of an Absinthe Kit with a mixture of herbs and instructions.
3.Work with an Absinthe essence
How to Brew Absinthe By using a Recipe
Distilling liquor in your own home is prohibited in many countries if you do not possess a license and is also quite challenging. Regular home-brew recipes include:-
– Wormwood (Grande Wormwood, Artemisia Absinthium)
– Green Anise
The components are first macerated for a few hours, heated and then slowly distilled and then colored with extra herbs just like lemon balm, hyssop and petite wormwood. The amalgamation will then be heated once more, then filtered as well as diluted.
Other recipes do not require distillation, just a mixture of herbs with alcohol. As an example:-
– 30g/ 1 ounce dried Wormwood
– 1 teaspoon hyssop
– 1 tablespoon angelica
– 1 pinch of fennel seeds (can use anise instead)
– 1 teaspoon of lemon balm
– Â¼ teaspoon each of caraway seeds as well as coriander seeds
– 1 liter of Everclear or vodka
In a bottle combine chopped dried wormwood with the alcohol and leave for 1-2 weeks in a cool dark place. Filter or sieve out the wormwood and blend the other herbs. Wait around for three or four days and then filter or sieve again. The Absinthe is now ready.
Brewing Absinthe from home in these ways is not encouraged. Distilling is tricky and in most cases illegal and simply mixing the herbs with alcohol doesn’t give you a true Absinthe.
How To Brew Absinthe with a Herbal Blend Kit
There are many different herbal kits for sale online, as an example the kits from Green Devil. Their kits include:-
– Their particular micron filtering system.
– An Absinthe blend containing grande wormwood, hyssop, calamus, melissa, anise seed, fennel seed, star anise as well as coriander see.
– Absinthe flavoring and finishing blend that contains much more herbal ingredients.
Their Deluxe kit also includes 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 info and instructions.
They claim that the finished Absinthe will consist of approximately 70-90mg of thujone per liter – rather a large amount of thujone, the substance present in wormwood which was once claimed to cause psychedelic effects. There is no distilling involved hence the Absinthe produced won’t be a true Absinthe.
How To Brew Absinthe Using an Essence
Absinthe essences are available to buy from AbsintheKit.com are an easy way to make real Absinthe from home. The essences are produced from standard Absinthe herbs and are already distilled. Just mix the essence with Everclear or vodka and you’ve got your own personal bottle of the Green Fairy.
4 types of essence are available – one to create a classic verte Absinthe, one to create a clear La Bleue style Absinthe, one to make an orange flavored Absinthe and another to create a stronger more bitter Absinthe. Each of them contain real wormwood and so are essences employed by the Absinthe industry.
AbsintheKit.com likewise sell their essences in kits that contains enough essence to produce 14 bottles of Absinthe, bottle labels and a plastic measure. See the website to obtain additional information on how to brew Absinthe making use of their essences.