Knowing What to Mix Absinthe With

The original method of serving Absinthe is to use a technique called The Ritual and also to dilute it with water. Some individuals are uninterested of drinking Absinthe this way and want to learn what to mix Absinthe with.absinth liquor I hope that this article allow you to enjoy Absinthe all the more.

Absinthe is actually a strong liquor which happens to be flavored with natural herbs such as grande wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel. Additionally, it sometimes contains petite wormwood (artemisia pontica). The aniseed gives the drink its wonderful anise taste as well as the wormwood provides the Absinthe its attribute bitter or slightly sour taste.

Grande wormwood is made up of thujone, named 3 thujamone or 3 sabinone by the book The IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry. Thujone is a ketone and also a monoterpene like the other terpenes, menthol and camphor. Various other names that thujone obtained from wormwood has been referred to as are Absinthol, salvinol and tanacetone.

Thujone is why Absinthe was banned in several countries during the early 1900s. It had been the thujone that was held responsible for the insanity and suicide of Van Gogh and many artists and writers reported that drinking Absinthe afforded them their genius and motivation through dreams and hallucinations. The well-known Absinthe drinker Oscar Wilde explained of Absinthe:
“After the first glass of Absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.” You will never know what might happen following a whole bottle?!

We now know that Absinthe is not any more harmful than any other strong spirit such as vodka and whisky, even though it is double the strength. Studies have shown that Absinthe only consists of traces of thujone and therefore it’s not likely to ingest enough Absinthe for thujone to obtain any negative or harmful effects. It won’t cause you to hallucinate or go insane and is now legal in many countries. It’s still illegal in Ireland but the Irish can order it from abroad and get it shipped for personal consumption.

You can make your very own bottled Absinthe by making use of Absinthe essences from These essences are created by distilling classic Absinthe herbs and all you need to do would be to mix them with vodka or Everclear – a simple and affordable approach to make Absinthe.

What to Mix Absinthe With

Now that Absinthe is legal for most countries, we could try out using it in cocktails or produce classic Absinthe cocktails much like the New Orleans Sazerac or Death in the Afternoon.

Sazerac Recipe

1 teaspoon of a high quality Absinthe
Ice cubes
A sugar cube or maybe 1 teaspoon of sugar.
1 ½ ounces of Rye whisky (not bourbon)
3 dashes of angostura bitters
1 Lemon peel twist

Freeze a glass inside your freezer.
Swirl the Absinthe round the glass to coat the sides and bottom part of the glass. Throw away (or drink!) the extra.
Put the other ingredients inside a cocktail shaker or mixer and shake for around ½ a minute.
Pour in the glass, adding the lemon peel.

Death in the Afternoon

5 ounces of refrigerated champagne combined with 1 ounce of Absinthe – delicious!

A lot of people love to use mixers just like lemonade, 7UP and cherryade with their Absinthe and I have even got word of Red Bull being combined with Absinthe! Be resourceful when deciding what you should mix Absinthe with, use recipes off of the Internet but give them your personal twist or make-up your very own. Have a great time.