Figuring out How To Get Absinthe

Absinthe is now legal in the majority of countries and you can even buy Absinthe in the United States. This has sparked off a renewed interest in Absinthe and a new generation is wanting to know how to get Absinthe.

Absinthe is actually a strong liquor that's created by distilling alcohol using a recipe of herbal plants. Traditional herbs used in Absinthe production comprise of common wormwood, also referred to as grande wormwood or artemisia absinthum, aniseed and fennel. The aniseed gives the Absinthe its famous anise or licorice flavor and the wormwood gives the drink a good sharp edge of bitterness. Wormwood includes a chemical called thujone that has been thought to be psychoactive and to cause psychedelic effects. It was believed that Absinthe contained huge amounts of thujone and so it was banned during the early 1900s. Research and tests showed that Absinthe actually only contained very small quantities of thujone, insufficient to result in any effect whatsoever, and so the drink was yet again legalized in many countries.

To achieve the real taste of Absinthe you need to buy an Absinthe that contains wormwood. Don't be conned by the many fake Absinthes or substitute Absinthes - you'll need genuine wormwood Absinthe.

How to get Absinthe which contains wormwood

Here are a few buying guidelines to help you buy a true Absinthe:-

- Design your own from a kit. AbsintheKit.com sell absinthekits that may contain an Absinthe essence, a plastic measure and 14 imaginative bottle labels. The kit costs $29 also it consists of enough essence to produce 14 bottles of absinthe. Unlike steeping kits, the kits from AbsintheKit are already distilled so, if you mix them with vodka or Everclear, you have a true Absinthe. The essences contain the conventional Absinthe herbs, which includes wormwood, and therefore are an economical method of acquiring a actual wormwood Absinthe.

- Inform yourself regarding Absinthe online. Utilize the Buyer's Guide on sites like lafeeverte.net to learn up about Absinthes and to read reviews on specific brands.

- Check that the Absinthe contains wormwood and not simply southernwood or roman wormwood. The Absinthe should also contain anise or aniseed. Some Czech Absinth are wormwood bitters, not true Absinthe, since they're anise free.

- Check around and do a price comparison.

- Buy brands made by reputable distillers and investigate Absinthes which may have won awards.

How to get Absinthe oldies

Take a look at a few Absinthes that you may possibly be considering trying. All of them are real wormwood Absinthes.

- AbsintheKit.com Absinthe Classics essence - This essence makes a classic "verte" or green Absinthe which louches magnificently.

- The Jade Collection - This assortment of vintage style Absinthes are distilled by Ted Breaux in France. They have won awards and have absolutely got plenty of good reviews and write-ups on the web.

- Mari Mayans 70 - A Spanish Absinthe (Absenta). This collectors 70 edition has won awards and it has been made in Ibiza since 1880. Absinthe was never restricted in Spain which means this Absinthe has always been in production.

- Sebor - A Czech Absinth containing both wormwood and anise. It's a popular Czech brand with a great reputation.

- La Boheme Absinthe Original - A Czech Absinthe which is based on a 200 year old Swiss recipe.

- Absinthe Roquete 1797 - This French Absinthe is based on a genuine 18th century recipe and is distilled in nineteenth century alambics.

Other noteworthy Absinthes are La Ptite Douce, Absinthe La Clandestine, Doubs Mystique Carte'Or, Absinthe Duplais and Lucid, which is easily obtainable in the USA.

If you have bought the preferred Absinthe don't forget to keep to the Ritual and to work with an Absinthe glass and slotted spoon. Replicas of antique glasses and spoons can be bought from AbsintheKit.com.

Now you know how to get Absinthe, enjoy the taste of the Green Fairy.