Since there has been an Absinthe revival in many countries over the past few years, many people are seeking Absinthe info.
As Absinthe has green color so it is called as “La Fee Verte” or “The Green Fairy”. Different from the alcoholic beverages beer and cider it is distilled generally with a wine base and a variety of herbail ingredients.
The name and taste of Absinthe is related to the common wormwood, artemisia absinthium from which it is made. Countries like the USA regulated the use of thujone so fake Absinthes were manufactured there which do not contain wormwood.
The various herbs and essential oils such as fennel, green aniseed, star anise, hyssop, lemon balm, juniper, angelica, licorice, dittany, coriander, nutmeg and sweet flag are also used in the manufacturing of Absinthe. One can see a louche when Absinthe is mixed with water. The oils are soluble in alcohol but insoluble in water which causes the drink to go cloudy.
Absinthe Info about the Ban
The prohibition movement claimed that Absinthe was harmful and that drinking Absinthe led to “Absinthism” which was characterized by convulsions, fits, madness, brain damage and ultimately death. According to the thought of people thujone cause harmful effects. It was believed that Absinthe had a large amount of thujone content because of which it was extremely toxic and dangerous. In the early 1900s Absinthe was restricted in several countries.
The facts about Absinthe is entirely different from the statements given about it. Thujone can be dangerous but only in large quantities. From the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries it was believed that Absinthe contain as much as 350mg of thujone per kg which recent studies have shown to be 6mg per kg. Thujone can be dangerous only if excess amount of Absinthe is taken by a person!
Absinthe has now been legalized in most countries and there are many types and styles available:-
– Clear Absinthe – This is known as La Bleue or Blanche Absinthe and is commonly distilled in Switzerland.
– La Verte – This is traditional green Absinthe, the Green Fairy.
Spanish Absinthe is more sweet than normal French or Swiss Absinthe because it is made with Spanish Alicante Anise.
– An Absinthe that does not contain other herbs such as aniseed or fennel is not a wormwood bitter.
Absinthes which were prepared during the ban are fake or substitutes as they do not contain thujone.
You can also make your own Absintheby using Absinthe essences from AbsintheKit.com. The classic Absinthe herbs – aniseed, wormwood and fennel are the part of these essences which are distilled using modern carbon dioxide distillation. The Absinthe can be made by dissolving it with a neutral alcohol.
A person can get all the informations related to Absinthe and it’s accessories on AbsintheKit.com.