Since there has been an Absinthe revival in many countries over the past few years, many people are seeking Absinthe info.
Absinthe is known as “La Fee Verte” or “The Green Fairy” because of its characteristic green color. Unlike the alcoholic beverages, beer and cider it is distilled usually with a wine base and lots of herbal ingredients.
The main herb in Absinthe is common wormwood, artemisia absinthium, which gives Absinthe both its name and its distinctive bitter taste. Countries like the USA regulated the use of thujone so fake Absinthes were manufactured there which do not contain wormwood.
Fennel, green aniseed, star anise, hyssop, lemon balm, juniper, angelica, licorice, dittany, coriander, nutmeg and sweet flag are the other herbs and essential oils used in the preparation of Absinthe. Due to the essential oils Absinthe louches when coming in contact with water. The oils are soluble in alcohol but not in water and so cause the drink to go 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. People believed that thujone causes psychedelic effects and can be dangerous. The thujone content in Absinthe was thought to be very high making it extremely toxic and dangerous. Absinthe was banned in many countries around the world in the early 1900s.
Everyone is familiar that these statements and claims are far from the truths related to Absinthe. Thujone can be dangerous but only in large quantities. Recent studies prove that the thujone content in Absinthe is about 6mg per kg. You would have to drink an impossible amount of Absinthe for thujone to be of any danger to you – you would die of Alcohol poisoning first!
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.
Due to the use of Spanish Alicante Anise Spanish Absinthe becomes sweeter than normal French or Swiss Absinthe.
– Bohemian or Czech style Absinthe – Also known as Absinth, it is a wormwood bitter, rather than an Absinthe, which does not contain other herbs such as 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 distillation process of these essences are done by using modern carbon dioxide distillation. A person can prepare his own Absinthe by mixing with a neutral alcohol such as vodka or Everclear.
For purchasing essences, replica spoons and Absinthe glasses and getting more Abisinthe info one can visit to AbsintheKit.com.