Absinthe Recipe

If you enter in “Absinthe recipe” on a browser’s search engine you’ll findplenty of free DIY recipes and instructions to produce Absinthe at home. Some recipes I came across contained ingredients including wormwood, hyssop, calamus root, mint, cloves, fennell seeds, star anise, nutmeg, ouzo and Everclear. Now, these herbs all look like they’re acceptable herbs in making Absinthe and the Everclear and Ouzo provide the homemade Absinthe its alcohol content BUT making Absinthe from home from herbs just isn’t quite as simple as making homemade beer and is particularly very risky.

Common Wormwood, or Artimesia Absinthium, continues to be considered to be a hallucinogen in large doses and calamus root and nutmeg are all herbs which are psychoactive and can have psychodelic effects. The alcohol absinthe-recipe.com along with other ingredients may have a sedative effect and the alcohol is clearly an intoxicant. Is it really safe to mix these herbs with alcohol using recipes from the Internet? Probably not! This kind of Green Fairy could leave you feeling rather ill!

It’s best to buy quality Absinthe brands like Pernod, Hapsburg, Mari Mayans and Rodniks from known suppliers or to get Absinthe essences online from companies like AbsintheKit.com. You can buy Absinthe, also called Absenta, without or with wormwood although a lot of people believe that Absinthe is not Absinthe without wormwood, after all that’s the way it got its name.

Absinthe Recipe – The Ritual

When you have bought your quality Absinthe, or made a bottle from essence, you will have to discover ways to prepare proper Absinthe, the Absinthe from history appreciated by famous artists and writers which includes Oscar Wilde and Van Gogh.

These instructions can help you make the perfect Absinthe. You will need:-
– Absinthe
– An Absinthe glass or large glass
– An Absinthe spoon (or strainer)
– A cube of sugar
– Ice cold water

Pour about 25-50ml of Absinthe into the glass.Put the cube of sugar to the spoon and rest over the glass.
Slowly pour or drip the cold water on the sugar and in the Absinthe.
Enjoy La Louche – the essential oils of the herbs in the Absinthe are not water soluble therefore louche or cloud making the drink milky. It is great to look at.

You can get antique Absinthiana which includes spoons, glasses and Absinthe fountains or you can buy cheaper replicas. These can give your Absinthe preparation and drinking true style. An Absinthe fountain allows you to control the dripping of the water to give you an incredible louche effect.

There are plenty of cocktail drinks you can make with Absinthe, which includes Ernest Hemingway’s favorite “Death in the Afternoon” which is a mix of Absinthe and champagne.

Steer clear of any Absinthe Recipe for homemade Absinthe and buy safe products in which the amounts of thujone and psychoactive herbs are controlled and measured.