# Absinthe Proof

Because of it’s legalization in the USA and other nations Absinthe has become popular once again among the people. Without any consideration of alcohol content in Absinthe lots of young people are trying. Description of Absinthe proof?

A blend of herbs along with wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel is used in the manufacturing of Absinthe. Absinthe is also famous as the Green Fairy, La Fee Verte because of having the characteristic emerald green coloring of classic verte styles.

According to the Ritual one has to dilute Absinthe with iced water before consuming it. There is a louche effect when water is dripped over a sugar lump on a slotted spoon and into the Absinthe.

The wormwood was used in the preparation of Absinthe due to which it was banned in the early 1900s. Dr Valentin Magnan tested worwmood on guinea pigs in 1845 and found that a guinea pig given wormwood oilhad convulsions, whereas, a guinea pig given alcohol just got drunk. The chemical thujone was found to be far more dangerous than ethanol (alcohol) from the tests done by Magnan. According to him and others in the medical profession thujone was psychoactive and caused psychedelic effects. Absinthe was therefore banned.

In 1975, a nature magazine claimed that thujone molecule and THC have the same structure so they acted in a similar manner.

Everybody is now familiar with the inaccuracy of these proves. There is no resemblance between thujone and THC. After testing Absinthes it has been proved that Absinthe only contains very small amounts of thujone, nowhere near enough to be harmful. A person dies of alcohol poisoning before feeling any effects from thujone if consumed Absinthe in decent quantity!

However Absinthe will not cause hallucination but one should be careful while drinking it as it is a highly alcoholic drink.

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Let’s see what the proof of well-known brands of Absinthe is:-

Jade Nouvelle Orleans 68% abv (136 proof)

Jade Verte Suisse contains 65% abv (130 proof)

There is 72% abv (144 proof) in Jade Edouard

One can find 68% abv (136 proof) in Jade PF 1901

Roquette 1797 is available with 75% abv (150 proof)

Doubs Mystique Carte D’Or is available with 65% abv (130 proof)

There is 53% abv (106 proof) in Kubler 53

La Fee Parisian is available with 68% abv (136 proof)

La Fee Bohemian contains 70% abv (140 proof)

There is 68% abv (136 proof) in La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise

One can find 53% abv (106 proof) in La Fee XS Absinthe Suisse

Mari Mayans Collectors 70 is available with 70% abv (140 proof)

There is 68% abv (136 proof) in Pernod Absinthe

The abv in Pere Kermanns is 60% (120 proof)

Sebor 55% abv (110 proof)

There is 53% abv (106 proof) in La Clandestine Absinthe

Lucid Absinthe 62% abv (124 proof)

If we compare that to other alcoholic beverages we can see that Absinthe is very strong:-

Everclear 95% abv (190 proof)

Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch Whisky is available with 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof)

The alcohol by volume is 9-12% (18-24 proof) in Table Wine

One can find 4 or 5% alcohol by volume (8-10 proof) in Beer

38% abv (76 proof) is found in Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila

Absolut Blue Vodka 40% abv (80 proof)

If you make homemade Absintheusing essences from AbsintheKit.The homemade Absinthe’s proof depends on the type of neutral alcohol that a person use.

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