How To Use Absinthe

Absinthe has once again become a popular drink and, together with the legalization of a few brands of Absinthe in 2007 in the United States, it could even be said that we are experiencing an Absinthe rebirth. Yet, a lot of people don’t truly know how to use Absinthe correctly or maybe what Absinthe is.

Precisely What is Absinthe

Absinthe isn’t a hallucinogen or maybe a drug. It is a strong liquor with an alcohol by quantity of up to 75% and an anise flavor.

Legend has it that Absinthe was developed by Dr Pierre Ordinaire in Couvet, Switzerland during the 18th century as an elixir for his patients. By the turn of the 19th century Henri-Louis Pernod was distilling Absinthe and marketing it commercially. Pernod used a wine alcohol base distilled with assorted types of natural herbs such as wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), fennel, aniseed, star anise, hyssop, lemon balm, angelica, juniper, dittany, nutmeg and melissa.

Absinthe, or La Fee Verte (Green Fairy) while it became known in France, became such a popular drink that it even becamemore common than wine in France. Absinthe bars become popular and also the “Ritual” or traditional way of using and preparing Absinthe came to be.

Absinthe was banned in France in 1915 after it had been claimed that Absinthe comprised psychoactive chemicals and cause hallucinations, convulsions, insanity and death. Now it is known that these claims were false. Absinthe cannot as well as doesn’t cause such effects. Absinthe was legalized in a lot of countries in the 1990s.

How to Use Absinthe the Common Way

To make Absinthe in the standard technique is to use the “Ritual”.

You should have:-
– A sizable glass or Absinthe glass.
– Absinthe
– An Absinthe spoon – imitation glasses and spoons can be bought online at along with top-quality Absinthe essences to produce your own Absinthe.
– A sugar cube.
– A carafe of ice cold water.

Pour a shot of Absinthe in the glass.
Rest the spoon about the rim of the glass and put the sugar cube to the spoon.
Little by little drip, rather than pour, the iced water over the sugar to dissolve it.
Watch the Absinthe louche as the water mixes into the Absinthe. The essential oils in the Absinthe are certainly not soluble in water so cause the mixture to louche or go cloudy.
Blend your Absinthe and like the taste of the Green Fairy.

Take into account that although Absinthe won’t give you hallucinations, it is a strong drink and it is super easy to get drunk on Absinthe. Absinthe is manufactured out from a curious blend of herbs – some are naturally sedative by nature while others are stimulants. This combination of herbs can provide an extremely different drunkenness than that caused by other spirits or wine or beer. Some describe it as being a “clear headed” drunkenness.

The Czech or Bohemian Method

With this method, once you’ve poured the shot of Absinthe into the glass you dip the sugar cube into the alcohol and then set it alight on the spoon using a match. After the sugar has caramelized and melted throughout the spoon and to the Absinthe, you add the iced water.

The Bohemian strategy is a contemporary method and it’s a little bit of fun really instead of a serious approach to drinking Absinthe. It may also be slightly dangerous because the whole glass of Absinthe can catch fire, somewhat of a waste of Absinthe! Be aware.

The Ritual is regarded as the popular method of using Absinthe but Absinthe can also be used in cocktails – make up your own personal or search online for cocktail recipes to offer you inspiration on how to use Absinthe.