Absinthe is a strong anise flavor liquor which is made by distilling alcohol with herbs such as wormwood, and fennel. We know it is strong and can get you drunk easily, but what percentage is Absinthe and what is its proof?
Here are the alcohol by volume levels of popular brands of Absinthe:-
La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise 68% abv (136 proof)
Doubs Mystique Carte D’Or 65% alcohol by volume is 130 proof
La Clandestine Absinthe 53% abv (106 proof)
Jade Edouard 72% alcohol by volume or 144 proof
Sebor is 55% alcohol by volume or 110 proof
Jade Nouvelle Orleans 68% alcohol by volume (136 proof)
Mari Mayans Collectors 70 is 70% abv (140 proof)
La Fee Parisian which is 68% alcohol by volume is 136 proof
Lucid Absinthe 62% alcohol by volume = 124 proof
Jade Verte Suisse 65% alcohol by volume which is 130 proof
Pernod Absinthe is 68% abv or 136 proof
Kuber 53 is 53% abv (106 proof)
Pere Kermanns 60% alcohol by volume or 120 proof
Jade PF 1901 68% alcohol by volume is 136 proof
La Fee XS Absinthe Suisse is approximately 53% alcohol by volume (106 proof)
Roquette 1797 75% alcohol by volume or 150 proof
La Fee Bohemian 70% abv is 140 proof
Let’s now compare Absinthe to other beverages:-
Whisky – Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof)
Absinthe can be up to 75% alcohol by volume (150 proof)
Table Wine which is 9-12% abv is 18-24 proof
Beer tends to be 4 or 5% alcohol by volume (8-10 proof)
Now, the alcohol-information.com website worked out if you have 1 shot of Everclear which is 190 proof is equivalent to drinking two.85 beers and about 3 brandies. This information establishs that one shot of Absinthe is equivalent to 2.25 bottles of beer. So, the 22 shots Absinthe is equivalent to 49.5 beers!
As you can see, Absinthe is much stronger than as wine and beer and even whisky. Care needs to be used when consuming Absinthe, not because it will make us have hallucinations, or any other psychedelic effects, but because it is so strong and will intoxicate quickly. We need to take particular care when mixing Absinthe with other alcoholic drinks in cocktails.
When your are making your own Absinthe for drinking, care needs to always be taken. If you buy an Absinthe kit like Green Devil then you are simply steeping herbs in a neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka. Now, Everclear with an abv of 95% and a proof of 190 — is much stronger than commercial Absinthe. When you purchase the Absinthekit there are essences from Absinthe.some have been mixed with a neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka. Your finished Absinthe will be whatever the proof or abv of the neutral alcohol you used.
What is the percentage in Absinthe? For commercial Absinthe look on the bottle label or, if you are ordering online, look at the product details for abv or proof. If you are making your own Absinthe from a kit, you need to look at the bottle of Everclear or vodka that you are using.