There are so many websites selling Absinthe and Absinthekits that its hard to know where to buy Absinthe online, especially if you’re new to Absinthe. Absintheliquor.com is probably the best as they also supply the same absinthe essence to the liquor industry from their industrial site distillery-yeast.com.
Absinthe is a strong alcoholic beverage with an anise taste. Henri-Louise Pernod’s original Absinthe was made with a wine alcohol base and flavored with herbs such as grande wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), aniseed and fennel. Although Absinthe is distilled at very high proof and is very strong, it is served with iced water which dilutes it. Absinthe is approximately twice as strong as other drinks such as vodka and whisky.
Real Absinthe contains the herb wormwood which gives the drink its bitter taste. Wormwood contains the chemical thujone which caused it to be banned in the early 1900s. It was believed that thujone was psychoactive and harmful to health. Studies have now shown that Absinthe, even pre ban Absinthe from distilleries like Pernod, only contains trace amounts of thujone and is not harmful.
Absinthe is enjoyed after using a preparation technique called The Ritual. A shot of Absinthe in an Absinthe glass is slowly diluted with water dripped over a cube of sugar on an Absinthe spoon. When the water mixes into the alcohol, it causes the drink to louche and become cloudy. Only top-quality Absinthe containing real herbs and essential oils with louche properly.
Where to find real Absinthe online
To enjoy Absinthe properly you need to order a quality Absinthe made by a reputable distillery. An Absinthe that contains wormwood. Some websites will give you details about alcohol by volume (or proof) and thujone content. Absinth24 is a good example.net says that Absinthe La Clandestine has an abv of 53% but has less than 30mg of thujone. Thedrinkshop.com gives very good product descriptions of the Absinthe available to order on their web shop and also has product reviews.
If you make your own you can ensure that you are using quality Absinthe. Remember home distllation is illegel in most countries unless you have a license and Absinthe just is not real Absinthe without the distiallation process. But then again, AbsintheKit. has wormwood Absinthe essences distilled by high tech CO2 distillation. They have natural, traditional herbs which are the same essences that AbsintheKit sell to the Absinthe industry. They are already distilled so you only need to mix 20 ml of essence with 730 ml of vodka or Everclear. That’s it, very easy.
Essences comes in 4 different varieties:-
Absinthe Classic Essence – The essence which makes a classic Absinthe with thujone content of 35 mg.
Absinthe White Essence – Use this essence to make a clear Absinthe reminiscent of Swiss La Bleue style Absinthes. This essence makes an Absinthe with a 35mg thujone content.
Absinthe Orange Essence – Essence flavored with natural orange oil which makes a yellowy orange Absinthe with a thujone content of 35 mg.
Absinthe 55 Strong Essence – This essence should be used if you want a dark green Absinthe with a stronger wormwood flavor. The content of thujone will be 55mg.
Essences are available in two sizes depending on the number of bottles of Absinthe you which to make. The AbsintheKits contain a 280ml bottle of essence, a handy plastic measure and artistic bottle labels.
Where to buy Absinthe online is important so that you get quality Absinthe that tastes right and that louches. Look for reputable companies selling award winning brands or make your own from essences.