There has been a renewed interest in Absinthe liquor about the world in the last decade since Absinthe’s legalization in many countries. From the year 2007 there are certain brands of Absinthe that can be sold in United States.
What is Absinthe Liquor About?
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. In between the 19th and 20th century it became famous in Switzerland and France.
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. The production of Absinthe also includes the herbs like hyssop, lemon balm, star anise, dittany, juniper, nutmeg and licorice.
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.
– La Blueu is also popular as La Blanche. A clear Absinthe. Bootleg Swiss Absinthe was free from the ban.
A few Czech Absinthes are normal Absinthes but this term points to “Absinths” which are actually wormwood bitters without having an anise flavor.
– Spanish Absinthe is prepard from Alicante Anise to add a sweeter flavor to it.
– Rouge or Rose Absinthe has a naturally red color because of the added ingredient of hibiscus flowers.
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.One can visit AbsintheKit.com to get essences. The four types of essences prepared by them are a classic green Absinthe essence, a clear Absinthe essence, a strong essence which makes an Absinthe with a stronger bitter wormwood flavor, and an orange flavored essence which is flavored with orange oil and makes a lovely orange-yellow colored Absinthe. All the essences are made using top-quality herbs and are distilled that can be mixed with vodka or Everclear to get own wormwood Absinthe.
AbsintheKit.Absinthiana such as replicas of famous Absinthe glasses and spoons are available on AbsintheKit.com.
Having 75% alcohol by volume Absinthe is very strong in comparison to whisky or vodka. It is very easy to get drunk on Absinthe so care should be taken when drinking such a strong spirit!
There are not many drinks like Absinthe liquor about which there are many myths, legends, lies and falsehoods – it has a very colorful and interesting history and is a lovely beverage to enjoy.