Absinthe is an anise flavor liquor which is made by distilling alcohol with herbs one of which is wormwood. We know it is strong and can get you drunk easily, but what percentage is Absinthe and what is its proof?
Here are the avl of popular brands of Absinthe:-
La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise 68% abv or 136 proof
Doubs Mystique Carte D’Or 65% abv (130 proof)
La Clandestine Absinthe is 53% alcohol by volume (106 proof)
Jade Edouard 72% alcohol by volume (144 proof)
Sebor is 55% alcohol by volume or 110 proof
Jade Nouvelle Orleans 68% abv is 136 proof
Mari Mayans Collectors 70 is 70% abv (140 proof)
La Fee Parisian 68% alcohol by volume is 136 proof
Lucid Absinthe is 62% abv or 124 proof
Jade Verte Suisse 65% abv (130 proof)
Pernod Absinthe 68% abv (136 proof)
Kuber 53 is 53% abv (106 proof)
Pere Kermanns 60% alcohol by volume or 120 proof
Jade PF 1901 68% abv (136 proof)
La Fee XS Absinthe Suisse is approximately 53% alcohol by volume or 106 proof
Roquette 1797 75% abv 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 is 80 proof
Absinthe can be 75% alcohol by volume (150 proof)
Table Wine 9-12% alcohol by volume (18-24 proof)
Beer tends to be 4 or 5% alcohol by volume (8-10 proof)
Now, the alcohol-information.com website has shown that if you have 1 shot of 190 proof Everclear it is equivalent to drinking 2.8five cans of beer and about 3 brandies. With this information it can be established that one shot of Absinthe is equivalent to 2.2five bottles of beer. So, the twenty-two shots of Absinthe is equivalent to forty-nine.5 cans of beer!
As you can see, Absinthe is much stronger than wine and beer and even stronger than whisky. We therefore need to be careful when consuming Absinthe, not because it will make us have hallucinations, or any other psychedelic effects, but because it is strong and intoxicates quickly. We need to take particular care when mixing Absinthe with other alcoholic drinks in cocktails.
Care needs to always be taken when your are making your own Absinthe for drinking. If you buy an Absinthe kit from Green Devil then you are steeping herbs in a neutral alcohol such as vodka or Everclear. Everclear has alcohol by volume of 95% and a proof of 190 so it is much stronger than commercial Absinthe. Absinthe essences from AbsintheKit.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 have used.
What is the percent in Absinthe? For commercial Absinthe look on the bottle label or if you order online, look at the product details for alcohol by volume 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.