Absinthe Classics

There are many modern Absinthe classics for sale. These Absinthes are premium Absinthes that are modeled on the vintage Absinthes, the Green Fairy, from the 18th and 19th centuries. Modern distillers use recipes from history or they have analyzed vintage Absinthes making sure that they make use of the right herbs and quantities.

Real Absinthe consists of Artemisia Absinthium, common wormwood, containing the substance thujone, together with other herbs and essential oils which trigger the drink to louche when water is added.

Here are some modern Absinthe classics:-

- Saint George Spirits make an Absinthe which happens to be produced from brandy and herbs such as wormwood, star anise, fennel, lemon balm, tarragon, mint, hyssop, basil, meadowsweet and nettles. Their Absinthe is known as "St George Spirits Absinthe Verte" - a green Absinthe that is legal in the USA.

- The Jade Absinthe Collection from the Combier distillery in Saumur, France - Ted Breaux from New Orleans, USA, has progressed this collection of vintage style Absinthes by testing and analyzing bottles of actual vintage Absinthe. The combier distillery uses 19th century alambics rescued from the Pernod Fils distillery to make absinthepostershop these Absinthes. The Jade collection includes a vintage Pernod Fils style Absinthe, a green Swiss style Absinthe, a clear La Bleue style Absinthe, a New Orleans style Absinthe and an Edouard Pernod inspired Absinthe. These Absinthes are typically handcrafted and have won many awards.

- Doubs Mystique "Carte d'Or Absinthe" - This fine Absinthe is distilled in Pontarlier, France using nineteenth century alambics. Pontarlier is the French home of Absinthe, where Pernod Fils first produced it at the turn of the 19th century. This is an Absinthe which uses conventional methods and ingredients though with a contemporary twist to suit the palates of today's generation of Absinthe drinkers.

- Absinthe Roquette 1797 - Named after the horse of the famous developer of Absinthe, Dr Pierre Ordinaire, this Absinthe is dependant on a genuine recipe of the eighteenth century. It is an attempt to reproduce the true true Absinthe and possesses the key ingredients of grande wormwood, anise and fennel, and is distilled in nineteenth century alambics in Pontarlier.

- Absinthe Duplais - This was the very first verte (green) Absinthe to be legalized in Switzerland and is founded on the nineteenth century Swiss protocols from a manual by P.Duplais. This Absinthe is distilled in Switzerland, home of Absinthe, at the Kallnacher distillery.

- Absinthe Brevans - Also from the Kallnacher distillery, this Absinthe is named after another French Absinthe manual writer. It is based upon on a recipe from 1897 and its base is a mixture of wine and marc. Marc is the alcohol from fermented pulp that is left after squeezing out the grape juice. Absinthe Brevans includes the herbs and plants used in historical Absinthe production.

- La Ptite Absinthe - This is a traditional Swiss La Bleue from Guadentia Persoz, a distiller in Couvet, Switzerland - home of the renowned Dr Pierre Ordinaire. This clear Absinthe is founded on a recipe from 1898 consisting of 12 herbs. Gaudentia found this recipe coupled with an alambic when she moved into her house in Couvet - what a find!

Absinthe Clandestine - This is also a La Bleue clear Absinthe distilled in Couvet by Claude-Alain Bugnon who made bootleg Absinthe prior to legalization in Switzerland. This Absinthe is founded on traditional La Bleue recipes and is made utilizing the typical herbs of wormwood and anise along with alpine plants and herbs.

Methods to make Absinthe Classics

You possibly can create your own traditional style Absinthe using Absinthe essences that happen to be used by distillers in the Absinthe industry. These Absinthe essences can be found from AbsintheKit.com. These are the essences widely available to get online:-

- Absinthe Classics - A 280ml bottle of this essence will make 14 bottles of classic green Absinthe containing the very important wormwood.

- Absinthe White - This will make 14 bottles of clear La Bleue style Absinthe.

- Absinthe Orange - This makes 14 bottles of an Absinthe with a delicate orange flavor from real orange oil.

- Absinthe 55 - This essence makes a stronger Absinthe made up of 55mg of thujone and so a far more bitter taste.

All the essences are manufactured using traditional ingredients and are distilled using carbon dioxide distillation to offer a top-quality essence. The essences are also accessible in an Absinthe kit that contains a measure and bottle labels.These essences allow you to make Absinthe classics economically and with a real vintage taste.