How To Use Absinthe

Absinthe has once more turned into a popular drink and, together with the legalization of some brands of Absinthe in 2007 in the United States, it could even be declared that we are experiencing an Absinthe revival. Yet, some individuals don’t fully realize how to use Absinthe correctly or maybe what Absinthe is.

What Exactly is Absinthe

Absinthe is not a hallucinogen or even a drug. It’s actually a strong liquor with an alcohol by quantity of up to 75% and an anise flavor.

Legend has it that Absinthe was created by Dr Pierre Ordinaire in Couvet, Switzerland during the 18th century as being an elixir for his patients. Through the turn of the 19th century Henri-Louis Pernod was distilling Absinthe and promoting it commercially. Pernod used a wine alcohol base distilled with different types of natural herbs such as wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), fennel, aniseed, star anise, hyssop, lemon balm, angelica, juniper, dittany, nutmeg and melissa.

Absinthe, or La Fee Verte (Green Fairy) the way it became known in France, became such a well-liked drink that it even becamemore popular than wine in France. Absinthe bars shot to popularity and also the “Ritual” or traditional approach to using and preparing Absinthe was born.

Absinthe was banished in France in 1915 after it had been claimed that Absinthe contained psychoactive chemicals and cause hallucinations, convulsions, insanity and death. It’s now known that these particular claims were false. Absinthe cannot as well as doesn’t cause such effects. Absinthe was legalized in several countries in the 1990s.

How to Use Absinthe the Common Method

To prepare Absinthe in the traditional method is to utilize the “Ritual”.

You should have:-
– A large glass or Absinthe glass.
– Absinthe
– An Absinthe spoon – imitation glasses and spoons can be bought online at together with top-quality Absinthe essences to create your own personal Absinthe.
– A sugar cube.
– A carafe of ice cold water.

Pour a shot of Absinthe on the glass.
Rest the spoon about the rim of the glass and place the sugar cube to the spoon.
Little by little drip, rather than pour, the iced water above the sugar to dissolve it.
Watch the Absinthe louche as the water mixes to the Absinthe. The essential oils within the Absinthe are certainly not soluble in water so result in the mixture to louche or go cloudy.
Blend your Absinthe and relish the taste of the Green Fairy.

Keep in mind that although Absinthe won’t present you with hallucinations, it’s really a strong drink and it’s also super easy to get drunk on Absinthe. Absinthe is manufactured from a curious combination of herbs – some are naturally sedative in nature and others are stimulants. This blend of herbs can grant a very different drunkenness than that brought on by other spirits or wine or beer. Some describe it as being a “clear headed” drunkenness.

The Czech or Bohemian Method

Using this method, once you have poured the shot of Absinthe into the glass you dip the sugar cube in the alcohol then set it up alight to the spoon using a match. When the sugar has caramelized and melted in the spoon and in the Absinthe, you add the iced water.

The Bohemian strategy is a contemporary method and it’s a bit of fun really rather than a serious technique of drinking Absinthe. It can also be slightly dangerous because the whole glass of Absinthe can catch fire, a bit of a waste of Absinthe! Be aware.

The Ritual is easily the most popular way of using Absinthe but Absinthe could also be used in cocktails – comprise your personal or search online for cocktail recipes to provide you with inspiration on how to use Absinthe.