There has been a renewed interest in Absinthe liquor about the world in the last decade since Absinthe’s legalization in many countries. Absinthe, also known as the Green Fairy or La Fee Verte, has only been legal in the United States since 2007, and only certain brands can be sold, so there is much interest in the liquor in the US.
Description about Absinthe Liquor?
Absinthe is a distilled anise flavored spirit which was created for medicinal purposes as an elixir or tonic by the legendary Dr Pierre Ordinaire in Couvet, Switzerland. It’s popularity began in the 19th and early 20th centuries in France and Switzerland.
The flavor is given by herbs to Absinthe and it is made from a wine base. Absinthe got it’s name and bitter taste from the common wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), which is it’s basic ingredient along with aniseed and fennel. Hyssop, lemon balm, star anise, dittany, juniper, nutmeg and licorice are the other common herbs used in the production of Absinthe.
There are many different types of Absinthe liquor:-
– Verte – This is the classic green Absinthe of the French La Belle Epoque and the Absinthe favored by the Bohemian culture of Montmartre and consumed by artists and writers such as Pablo Picasso, Van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, Gauguin, Degas, Baudelaire and Verlaine.
– Everyone knows La Blueu as La Blanche also. Describing a clear Absinthe. Bootleg Swiss Absinthe was clear at the time of ban.
Czech Style Absinth refers to “Absinths” which are actually wormwood bitters and do not have an anise flavor.
– Spanish Absinthe is prepard from Alicante Anise to add a sweeter flavor to it.
– Rouge or Rose Absinthe is a red color Absinthe.
You can buy many different types and styles of Absinthe online– traditional styles and modern classics which are based on vintage Absinthes but have a modern twist.
As well as buying these different types of Absinthe beverages, you can also make your own Absinthe from Absinthe essences. AbsintheKit.The Absinthe industry and consumers are made available with essences from AbsintheKit.com. They make 4 varieties of essences that give a stronger bitter wormwood flavor and a lovely orange-yellow color to Absinthe. All the essences that are available online are made using top-quality herbs and are distilled so one has to simply mix it with vodka or Everclear for making wormwood Absinthe.
AbsintheKit.com also sell Absinthiana such as replicas of famous Absinthe glasses and spoons such as the Eiffel Tower spoon.
The alcohol is 75% by volume in Absinthe and it is more stronger than whisky or vodka. It is necessary to be attentive when consuming such a strong spirit especially if it is being mixed with other strong spirits in cocktails!
A person can enjoy Absinthe and go through the colorful and interesting history of Absinthe liquor.