Knowing How To Brew Absinthe

If you are living in a country where it is difficult to get real wormwood Absinthe, otherwise you just fancy having a go at doing your own personal Absinthe, you will want to learn how to brew Absinthe from home.

Henri-Louis Pernod produced his Absinthe with a wine base and herbs such as aniseed, hyssop, fennel, lemon balm, star anise, angelica, veronica, juniper, dittany and also nutmeg. Czech company Sebor make use of a combination of 13 herbs, including chamomile and mint in addition to wormwood, and a 100 year old recipe to create their Absinthe.

You will find 3 main ways to make your own Absinthe drink:-

1.Make use of a recipe to distill your individual Absinthe liquor.
2.Make use of an Absinthe Kit with a combination of herbs and instructions.
3.Work with an Absinthe essence

How to Brew Absinthe By using a Recipe

Distilling liquor in your own home is against the law in many countries unless you possess a license and is quite challenging absinthe drink. Regular home-brew recipes include:-

– Wormwood (Grande Wormwood, Artemisia Absinthium)
– Green Anise
– Fennel
– Alcohol

The ingredients are first macerated for a few hours, heated and then slowly distilled and then colored with extra herbs like lemon balm, hyssop and petite wormwood. The mixture is then heated once more, then filtered and diluted.

Other recipes do not require distillation, just a blend of herbs with alcohol. For example:-
– 30g/ 1 ounce dried Wormwood
– 1 teaspoon hyssop
– 1 tablespoon angelica
– 1 pinch of fennel seeds (can use anise instead)
– 1 teaspoon of lemon balm
– ¼ teaspoon each of caraway seeds and also coriander seeds
– 1 liter of Everclear or vodka

In a bottle mix chopped dried wormwood together with the alcohol and then leave for 1-2 weeks inside a cool dark place. Filter or sieve out the wormwood and mix in the other herbs helpful resources. Await 3 or 4 days after which you can filter or sieve again. The Absinthe is already ready.

Brewing Absinthe from home in these ways just isn’t advised. Distilling is tricky and usually illegal and merely mixing the herbs with alcohol doesn’t give a true Absinthe.

How To Brew Absinthe with a Herbal Blend Kit

There are various herbal kits for sale online, for example the kits from Green Devil. Their kits include:-
– Their unique micron filtration system.
– An Absinthe blend made up of grande wormwood, hyssop, calamus, melissa, anise seed, fennel seed, star anise and also coriander see.
– Absinthe flavoring and finishing combination made up of more herbal ingredients.

Their Deluxe kit also includes two Absinthe spoons, two Absinthe glasses, a 1000ml bottle, two bottle labels, two muslin bags for infusing the herbs, a poster as well as a pamphlet containing data and instructions.

They claim that their finished Absinthe will consist of approximately 70-90mg of thujone per liter – rather a great deal of thujone, the chemical substance present in wormwood which was once claimed to cause psychedelic effects. There’s no distilling involved hence the Absinthe produced won’t be a true Absinthe.

How To Brew Absinthe By having an Essence

Absinthe essences are available to buy from AbsintheKit.com are an easy way to create real Absinthe at home. The essences are produced from traditional Absinthe herbs and are already distilled. Simply mix the essence with Everclear or vodka and you’ve got your own personal bottle of the Green Fairy.

4 kinds of essence are available – one to create a classic verte Absinthe, one to create a clear La Bleue style Absinthe, one to produce an orange flavored Absinthe and another to create a stronger more bitter Absinthe. Each of them contain real wormwood and so are essences employed by the Absinthe industry.

AbsintheKit.com furthermore sell their essences in kits containing enough essence to make 14 bottles of Absinthe, bottle labels and a plastic measure. See the website to obtain more facts on how to brew Absinthe using their essences.