Absinthe is an anise flavor liquor which is made by distilling alcohol with herbs one of which is wormwood. We know it is strong and can get you drunk easily, but what percentage is Absinthe and what is its proof?
Let’s look at the alcohol by volume of popular brands of Absinthe:-
La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise 68% alcohol by volume (136 proof)
Doubs Mystique Carte D’Or 65% alcohol by volume is 130 proof
La Clandestine Absinthe 53% abv which is 106 proof
Jade Edouard 72% alcohol by volume or 144 proof
Sebor is 55% alcohol by volume or 110 proof
Jade Nouvelle Orleans 68% alcohol by volume (136 proof)
Mari Mayans Collectors 70 is 70% abv (140 proof)
La Fee Parisian which 68% alcohol by volume (136 proof)
Lucid Absinthe 62% abv (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 68% alcohol by volume is 136 proof
La Fee XS Absinthe Suisse 53% alcohol by volume (106 proof)
Roquette 1797 75% abv (150 proof)
La Fee Bohemian 70% alcohol by volume (140 proof)
Let’s compare Absinthe to other beverages:-
Whisky - Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof)
Absinthe can be 75% alcohol by volume (150 proof)
Table Wine which is 9-12% alcohol by volume is 18-24 proof
Beer is about 4 or 5% alcohol by volume (8-10 proof)
The information on the alcohol.com website shows that 1 shot of 190 proof Everclear is equivalent to drinking 2.8five beers and about 3 brandies. With this information we can establish that one shot of Absinthe is equivalent to 2.2five cans of beer. So, the 22 shots of Absinthe is equivalent to forty-nine.5 bottles of beer!
As you can see, Absinthe is stronger than types of fermented drinks such as wine and beer and even stronger than 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 so strong and will intoxicate quickly. We need to take particular care when mixing Absinthe with other alcoholic drinks in cocktails.
Care needs to always be taken when your are making your own Absinthe drink. If you buy an Absinthe kit from Green Devil then you are steeping herbs in a neutral alcohol such as vodka or Everclear. Now, Everclear with an abv of 95% and a proof of 190 — is much stronger than commercial Absinthe. In the Absinthekit are Absinthe essences.many are mixed with a neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka. The finished Absinthe will be whatever the proof or abv of the neutral alcohol you have used.
What is the percentage in Absinthe? For commercial Absinthe just look on the bottle label or if you order 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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