If you live in a country where it is hard to find real wormwood Absinthe, or you just fancy having a go at making your very own Absinthe, you will want to know how to brew Absinthe at home.
A wine base and herbs including aniseed, hyssop, fennel, lemon balm, star anise, angelica, veronica, juniper, dittany and nutmeg were used by Henri-Louis Pernod for making his Absinthe. A blend of 13 herbs, in addition with chamomile and mint in addition to wormwood and a 100 year old recipe is used by Czech company Sebor to make their Absinthe.
There are 3 main ways to make your own Absinthe drink:-
1.Absinthe liquor can be distilled by a recipe.
2.Use an Absinthe Kit with a blend of herbs and instructions.
3.Use an Absinthe essence
How to Brew Absinthe Using a Recipe
Distilling liquor at home is illegal in most countries unless you have a license and is quite complicated. Typical home-brew recipes include:-
– Wormwood (Grande Wormwood, Artemisia Absinthium)
– Uses of Green Anise
The ingredients are first macerated for several hours, heated and then slowly distilled and then colored with extra herbs such as lemon balm, hyssop and petite wormwood. After going through the heating process one has to filter and dilute the solution.
Other recipes only require a blend of herbs with alcohol. This is the example:-
– 30g/ 1 ounce dried Wormwood is required
– 1 teaspoon hyssop
– 1 tablespoon angelica is required
– 1 pinch of fennel seeds is required
– One will need a teaspoon of lemon balm
– One will need ¼ teaspoon each of caraway seeds and coriander seeds
– 1 liter of Everclear or vodka
In a bottle mix chopped dried wormwood with the alcohol and leave for 1-2 weeks in a cool dark place. Mix the sieved wormwood with the other herbs. Wait for 3 or 4 days and then filter or sieve again. This is the real Absinthe.
Brewing Absinthe at home in these ways is not recommended. One cannot get the real Absinthe by simply mixing the herbs with alcohol.
How To Brew Absinthe with a Herbal Blend Kit
There are many different herbal kits on sale online, for example the kits from Green Devil. One can buy their kits to get these things
– Knowledge of their unique micron filtration system.
– Grande wormwood, hyssop, calamus, melissa, anise seed, fennel seed, star anise and coriander seed is available in an Absinthe blend.
– Absinthe flavoring and finishing blend having enough herbal ingredients.
Their Deluxe kit also contains two Absinthe spoons, two Absinthe glasses, a 1000ml bottle, two bottle labels, two muslin bags for infusing the herbs, a poster and a pamphlet containing information and instructions.
According to the claim their finished Absinthe can contain 70-90mg of thujone per liter which was once claimed to cause psychedelic effects. After distillation a true Absinthe is produced.
How To Brew Absinthe With an Essence
Absinthe essences are available to buy from AbsintheKit.A person can make real Absinthe at home by going through the site AbsintheKit.com. The essences are made from traditional Absinthe herbs and are already distilled. After mixing the essence with Everclear or vodka one can have his own bottle of Absinthe.
All types of Absinthe are manufactured by using 4 types of essence. The Absinthe industry uses essences and they all contain real wormwood.
AbsintheKit.There are essence, bottle labels and a plastic measure in the Absinthe kits sold at the site AbsintheKit.com. A person can go through their website to get more information on how to brew Absinthe with their essences.