If the real wormwood Absinthe is not easily available then one must know how to brew Absinthe at home.
A wine base and herbs adding a niseed, 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 in the preparation of Absinthe.
There are 3 main ways to make your own Absinthe drink:-
1.One will need a recipe to distill his own Absinthe liquor.
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. One has to heat the mixture again, then filter and dilute it.
Distillation is not necessary for other recipes. Just for example:-
– Take 30g/ 1 ounce dried Wormwood
– 1 teaspoon hyssop
– 1 tablespoon angelica is required
– 1 pinch of fennel seeds (could use anise instead)
– 1 teaspoon of lemon balm is needed
– 1/4 teaspoon each of caraway seeds and coriander seeds is required
– 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. It is necessary to filter it after 3 or 4 days. This is the real Absinthe.
Brewing Absinthe at home in these ways is not recommended. Real Absinthe is not produced without distillation.
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
– Information about their unique micron filtration system.
– An Absinthe blend includes grande wormwood, hyssop, anise seed, fennel seed, calamus, melissa, star anise and coriander seed.
– Absinthe flavoring and finishing blend containing more 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. It is necessary to distill the Absinthe to get a real Absinthe.
How To Brew Absinthe With an Essence
Absinthe essences are available to buy from AbsintheKit.AbsintheKit.com is an easy way for preparing real Absinthe at home. Traditional Absinthe herbs are used for making essences and are already distilled. After mixing the essence with Everclear or vodka one can have his own bottle of Absinthe.
A person can get 4 types of essence - one to make a classic verte Absinthe, one to make a clear La Bleue style Absinthe, one to make an orange flavored Absinthe and one to make a stronger more bitter Absinthe. One can find real wormwood in all of them and essences are used by the Absinthe industry.
AbsintheKit.A person can also buy an Absinthe kit which is available with essence to make 14 bottles of Absinthe, bottle labels and a plastic measure. See their website to get more information on how to brew Absinthe with their essences.
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