The conventional method of serving Absinthe is to try using a method
called The Ritual and to dilute it with water. A lot of people are uninterested of drinking Absinthe this way and wish to understand what to mix Absinthe with. I hope that this information will help you to enjoy Absinthe even more.
Absinthe is actually a strong liquor that is flavored with herbal plants such as grande wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel. In addition, it sometimes features petite wormwood (artemisia pontica). The aniseed provides the drink its amazing anise taste and the wormwood gives the Absinthe its characteristic bitter or slightly sour flavour.
Grande wormwood is made up of thujone, named 3 thujamone or 3 sabinone via the book The IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry. Thujone is a ketone and also a monoterpene like the other terpenes, menthol and camphor. Some other names that thujone extracted from wormwood has been referred to as are Absinthol, salvinol and tanacetone.
Thujone is the reason that Absinthe was banned in many countries in the early 1900s. It was the thujone which was held accountable for the madness and suicide of Van Gogh and several artists and writers reported that drinking Absinthe gave them their genius and motivation by means of dreams and hallucinations. The well-known Absinthe drinker Oscar Wilde stated of Absinthe:
“After the first glass of Absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.” You never know what might happen after having a whole bottle?!
We now know that Absinthe isn’t any more hazardous than almost every other strong spirit like vodka and whisky, though it is twice the strength. Research has shown that Absinthe only contains traces of thujone and that it is not possible to ingest enough Absinthe for thujone to have any negative or harmful effects. It will not trigger you to hallucinate or go insane and it’s now legal in the majority of countries. It remains illegal in Ireland nevertheless the Irish can order it from overseas and get it shipped for private consumption.
You can create your very own bottled Absinthe by utilizing Absinthe essences from AbsintheKit.com. These essences are created by distilling standard Absinthe herbs and all you should do is to mix them with vodka or Everclear – a simple and affordable approach to make Absinthe.
What to Mix Absinthe With
Since Absinthe is legal in many countries, we could try out utilizing it in cocktails or create classic Absinthe cocktails just like the New Orleans Sazerac or Death in the Afternoon.
1 teaspoon of a high quality Absinthe
A sugar cube or perhaps 1 teaspoon of sugar.
1 Â½ ounces of Rye whisky (not bourbon)
3 dashes of angostura bitters
1 Lemon peel twist
Freeze a glass inside your freezer.
Swirl the Absinthe around the glass to coat the sides and bottom of the glass. Throw away (or drink!) the excess.
Put the other ingredients within a cocktail shaker or mixer and shake for around Â½ a minute.
Pour into the glass, including the lemon peel.
Death in the Afternoon
5 ounces of cooled champagne combined with 1 ounce of Absinthe – tasty!
A lot of people prefer to use mixers for instance lemonade, 7UP and cherryade with their Absinthe and I have even got word of Red Bull being combined with Absinthe! Be imaginative when deciding what to mix Absinthe with, use recipes off of the Internet but let them have your own twist or make-up your very own. Enjoy yourself.