The prices of bottled Absinthe can force a person to visit the websites related to Absinthe preparation. The people of the United States will need licence to carry on distillation process of Absinthe and to know what they are doing!
There are many websites with recipes and ingredients for making Absinthe(or Absynth) at home. Herbal ingredients usually include the traditional three ingredients of wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), aniseed and fennel plus other herbs and essential oils used in the history of Absinthe making, such as hyssop, lemon balm, calamus, roman wormwood, anise, licorice, angelica, sage, mint and sweet flag. The process of distilling Absinthe is not easy. However there are kits available to simplify the art of making the Green Fairy.
Wormwood contains the chemical thujone and different kits produce Absinthes with different thujone levels. The higher the thujone content the more bitter the Absinthe will be as it will contain more wormwood.
How To Make Absinthe With Kits
Some kits provide you with herbs that you have to steep and the filter but by far the easiest kits to use are essence kits. AbsintheKit.com sell Absinthe essencesto both the Absinthe industry and to consumers. With the use of top-quality herbs and essential oils and high tech carbon dioxide distillation they manufacture their Absinthe essences. Take 20ml of essence to mix with 730ml of vodka or Everclear and get the perfect Absinthe liquor made with real wormwood and natural ingredients. A 20ml bottle of Absinthe essence will make 750ml of Absinthe and an essence only costs $3.95!
The essences are also available in a Absinthe kit which makes 14 bottles of Absinthe and it contains a 280ml bottle of essence, bottle labels and a plastic measure – all for $29.
How To Make Absinthe Using the Ritual
Once you have made your bottle of Absinthe you will need to know how to prepare your Absinthe drink. Use the following recipe or procedure.
First you will need the right equipment:-
– Take an Absinthe glass
– Buy an Absinthe spoon or cuillere
– A cube of sugar
– Iced Water
Pour a shot (25-50ml) of Absinthe into the glass.
Rest the Absinthe spoon on top of the glass and place a cube of sugar on the slotted spoon.
A fountain or a steady hand can be used to slowly pour the water over the sugar.
As soon as the sugar crystals dissolve, the water and sugar solution mixes into the Absinthe causing it to louche.
The Absinthe drink is now ready to be enjoyed.
However it may require a few attempts to make the Absinthe louche perfectly but it is not difficult to learn the preparation of Asbinthe.