If the Absinthe revival has arouse your interest in trying Absinthe, then you may be asking "from what site can you purchase Absinthe?". Well, bottled Absinthe can be quite costly, over $100 sometimes, and it may not be delivered to your country. Real wormwood Absinthes are hard to find because some countries’ legislation prohibit wormwood as it contains the chemical thujone. Absinthe stands nowhere without wormwood.
Finally, what’s the answer?
AbsintheKit.com is a great site with an online store and shopping cart. AbsintheKit.com sell Absinthe essences, that contains real common wormwood. You can buy a 20ml bottle of essence for between $3.95 and $4.95 to produce one bottle of Absinthe or you can purchase a kit that makes 14 bottles for between $29 and $39 - an amazing price!
Absinthe Essence Kits
The Absinthe kit from AbsintheKit.com has everything required to make real Absinthe:-
– An Absinthe Essence - A 280ml bottle to make 14 bottles of Absinthe.
– A measure made up of good quality plastic to measure the essence.
– Artistic labels to decorate and label your finished bottle of Absinthe.
if you want a smoother Absinthe and want to make your very own bottle of the Green Fairy, mix 20ml of essence with 730ml of neutral alcohol such as vodka or Everclear and add some sugar (about 75g). Shake the bottle until the sugar has dissolved and your very own Absinthe is ready.
Essences that are Available
AbsintheKit.com sell Absinthe essences which contain real wormwood and the other traditional Absinthe herbs such as aniseed and fennel. To give you a top quality essence, these essences are manufactured by using a high carbon dioxide distillation process.
The Four essences are:-
– Absinthe Classics Essence - Gives green Absinthe containing 35mg thujone.
– Absinthe White Essence - People who like the clear Blanche or La Bleue style Absinthes. It louches in a beautiful manner. Thujone is 35mg per bottle of Absinthe.
– Absinthe Orange Essence - This essence contains the extra ingredient of orange oil to give a lovely orange flavor and makes Absinthe yellow-orange colored. The Absinthe will louche more easily because it has an extra essential oil in it. With 35mg of thujone, Absinthe can be made.
– Absinthe 55 Strong - This essence manufacture a darker green Absinthe with a stronger wormwood flavor. Made for those who prefer that wonderful wormwood bitter taste. A bottle will contain 55mg of thujone if made with this essence.
AbsintheKit.com ship products world wide, as long as you are over 18, and have customer support to solve queries you may have about your order or about using the essences. You will find information about their products and instructions on the website itself. AbsintheKit.com also sell the most beautiful attractive replica Absinthe glasses and spoons such as a Pontarlier style glass and Eiffel Tower spoon - great to use with your homemade Absinthe.
The ritual observed
You will need to know how to prepare an Absinthe to drink once you have made your Absinthe. Generally Absinthe is not consumed straight but is diluted with water. Here are the ways of preparing an ideal Absinthe
– Pour 25-50ml of Absinthe into your Absinthe glass.
– Rest your slotted spoon or cuillere over the glass and place a sugar cube onto it.
– Slowly pour or drip iced water over the sugar to make an Absinthe with a ratio of 3:1 to 5:1 water to Absinthe.
– Watch the Absinthe louche as the water mixes in to the Absinthe. This louching is caused by the essential oils in the beverage which are not soluble in water. They cause the Absinthe liquor to go milky or cloudy - a beautiful thing to watch.
– Enjoy your real wormwood Absinthe drink.
So, which site is best to purchase Absinthe from? You can make 14 bottles for $29 lest you will have to buy a $100 bottle from any liquor site!
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