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. It’s popularity began in the 19th and early 20th centuries in France and Switzerland.
Absinthe is usually made from a wine base and is flavored with herbs. Its main herbal ingredients are common wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), which gives Absinthe its name and its bitter taste, aniseed and fennel. Other common herbs used in the production of Absinthe include 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.
– Everyone knows La Blueu as La Blanche also. Describing a clear Absinthe. During the ban Bootleg Swiss Absinthe was clear.
Czech Style Absinth refers to “Absinths” which are actually wormwood bitters and do not have an anise flavor.
– A sweeter flavor in Absenta, Spanish Absinthe is due to Alicante Anise.
– 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.Essences are provided by AbsintheKit.com to the Absinthe industry and to consumers. A classic green Absinthe essence, a clear Absinthe essence, a strong essence and an orange flavored essence are the four essences prepared by them. A person can prepare wormwood Absinthe from the essences available on the websites.
AbsintheKit.Absinthiana such as replicas of famous Absinthe glasses and spoons are available on AbsintheKit.com.
The alcohol is 75% by volume in Absinthe and it is more stronger than whisky or vodka. When consuming this strong spirit especially when mixed with other strong spirits in cocktails one must be careful!
Absinthe liquor has many myths, legends, lies and falsehoods which a person can learn about.