Absinthe is a strong flavor liquor which is made by distilling alcohol with herbs. It is known it is strong and can get you very drunk, but what percentage of alcohol is Absinthe and what is its proof?

Let’s look at the avl of popular brands of Absinthe:-

La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise 68% abv (136 proof)
Doubs Mystique Carte D’Or 65% alcohol by volume or 130 proof
La Clandestine Absinthe is 53% alcohol by volume (106 proof)
Jade Edouard 72% alcohol by volume or 144 proof
Sebor is 55% abv or 110 proof
Jade Nouvelle Orleans 68% alcohol is 136 proof
Mari Mayans Collectors 70 70% abv (140 proof)
La Fee Parisian 68% alcohol by volume is 136 proof
Lucid Absinthe 62% alcohol by volume = 124 proof
Jade Verte Suisse 65% abv (130 proof)
Pernod Absinthe 68% abv (136 proof)
Kuber 53 is 53% abv or 106 proof
Pere Kermanns is 60% abv or 120 proof
Jade PF 1901 which is 68% alcohol by volume is 136 proof
La Fee XS Absinthe Suisse is approximately 53% alcohol by volume or 106 proof
Roquette 1797 75% abv or 150 proof
La Fee Bohemian 70% abv is 140 proof

Let’s now compare Absinthe to several other beverages:-

Whisky - Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch 40% abv (80 proof)
Absinthe can be 75% alcohol by volume and up to 150 proof
Regular Tabel Wine 9-12% abv (18-24 proof)
Beer is only 4 or 5% alcohol by volume (8-10 proof)

The alcohol-information.com website reports that if you drink 1 shot of Everclear (190 proof) to drinking 2.85 beers and about 3 brandies. With this information we establish that 1 shot of Absinthe is equivalent to 2.2five cans of beer. So, 22 shots of Absinthe is equivalent to 49.five cans of beer!

As you can see, Absinthe is much stronger than as wine and beer and even whisky. We therefore need to be careful when consuming Absinthe, not because it will make us have hallucinations, or any other psychedelic effects, but because it is strong and intoxicates quickly. We need to take particular care when mixing Absinthe with other alcoholic drinks in cocktails.

When your are making your own Absinthe for drinking, care needs to always be taken. If you buy an Absinthe kit from someone like Green Devil then you are steeping herbs in a neutral alcohol such as Everclear. Now, Everclear has an abv of 95% and a proof of 190 so it is much stronger than commercial Absinthe. Absinthe essences from AbsintheKit.many are mixed with a neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka. Your finished Absinthe will be whatever the proof or abv of the neutral alcohol you have used.

In Absinthe what is the percentage? For commercial Absinthe just look on the bottle label or if ordering online, look at the product details for abv or proof. If you are making your own Absinthe from a kit, you need to look at the bottle of Everclear or vodka that you are using.

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