There are many websites selling Absinthe and Absinthekits that its hard to know where to buy Absinthe online. 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, otherwise known as the Green Fairy or 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, aniseed and fennel. Absinthe which is distilled at high proof and is very strong, it is served with iced water to dilute it. Absinthe is twice as strong as other spirits such as vodka and whisky.
Real Absinthe contains the herb wormwood which gives the drink its characteristic bitter taste. Workwood contains the chemical thujone and was one of the reasons why the drink was banned in the early 1900s. It was believed that thujone was psychoactive as well as harmful to health. Studies have now shown that Absinthe only contains trace amounts of thujone and is not harmful.
Absinthe is enjoyed after using a preparation technique called The Ritual. A shot of Absinthe in a glass is diluted with water dripped over a cube of sugar on an Absinthe spoon. The water mixes into the alcohol causing the drink to louche becoming cloudy. Only top-quality Absinthe containing real herbs and essential oils with louche properly.
Where is buy real Absinthe online
To enjoy Absinthe you need to order a quality Absinthe made by a reputable distillery. Absinthe which contains wormwood. Some websites will give details about alcohol by volume (or proof) and thujone content. A example is Absinth24.net says that Absinthe La Clandestine has an abv of 53% and 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. Remember that hoe distillation is illegal in many countries without 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 contain the same natural, traditional herbs and 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. So, that’s it – very easy.
Essences comes in 4 different varieties:-
Absinthe Classic Essence – This essence makes a classic green Absinthe with a thujone content of 35mg.
Absinthe White Essence – Use this essence to make a clear Absinthe reminiscent of Swiss La Bleue style Absinthes. This essence makes an Absinthe with a 35mg thujone content.
Absinthe Orange Essence – Excellent natural orange oil flavored essense with a thujone content of 35 mg.
Absinthe 55 Strong Essence – You should use this essence if you want 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. An AbsintheKits contain a 280 ml bottle of essence, a plastic measure and artistic bottle labels.
Where to buy Absinthe online is important so that you get quality Absinthe that tastes right and that louches. Search for companies selling award winning brand or make your own from essences.