Since there has been an Absinthe revival in many countries over the past few years, many people are seeking Absinthe info.
The nickname of Absinthe is kept as “La Fee Verte” or “The Green Fairy” due to its characteristic green color. Unlike the alcoholic beverages, beer and cider it is distilled usually with a wine base and lots of herbal ingredients.
Absinthe got it’s name and it’s distinctive bitter taste from the wormwood, artemisia absinthium. A few “fake” Absinthes lack wormwood because thujone was strictly banned in countries like the USA.
The various herbs and essential oils such as fennel, green aniseed, star anise, hyssop, lemon balm, juniper, angelica, licorice, dittany, coriander, nutmeg and sweet flag are also used in the manufacturing of Absinthe. It is the essential oils in Absinthe that causes it to louche when mixed with water. As the oils mix in alcohol but not in water so the drink goes cloudy.
Absinthe Info about the Ban
The prohibition movement claimed that Absinthe was harmful and that drinking Absinthe led to “Absinthism” which was characterized by convulsions, fits, madness, brain damage and ultimately death. Thujone is the chemical found in wormwood which was believed to be dangerous. People believed that Absinthe contained a high quantity of thujone and was extremely toxic and dangerous. In various nations Absinthe was not legalized in the early 1900s.
There is no truth in the statements and claims given about Absinthe. A person can be in risk with high amount of thujone. According to the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries Absinthe was thought to contain 350mg of thujone per kg which was proved to be 6mg per kg from the recent studies. A person can die because of Alcohol poisoning before experiencing the dangerous effects of thujone if drunk an impossible amount of Absinthe!
Absinthe has now been legalized in most countries and there are many types and styles available:-
– Clear Absinthe – This is known as La Bleue or Blanche Absinthe and is commonly distilled in Switzerland.
– La Verte – This is traditional green Absinthe, the Green Fairy.
Spanish Absinthe is more sweet than normal French or Swiss Absinthe because it is made with Spanish Alicante Anise.
– Bohemian or Czech style Absinthe is a wormwood bitter from an Absinthe that is free from herbs like aniseed or fennel.
A real Absinthe is that which contain thujone or wormwood.
You can also make your own Absintheby using Absinthe essences from AbsintheKit.com. The classic Absinthe herbs – aniseed, wormwood and fennel are the part of these essences which are distilled using modern carbon dioxide distillation. By mixing with a neutral alcohol like vodka or Everclear one can make his own Absinthe with real wormwood.
For purchasing essences, replica spoons and Absinthe glasses and getting more Abisinthe info one can visit to AbsintheKit.com.