Discovering What to Mix Absinthe With

The conventional technique of serving Absinthe is by using a technique referred to as the Ritual and to dilute it with water. Some individuals are uninterested of drinking Absinthe in this manner and want to learn what to mix Absinthe with. I hope that this information will help you to enjoy Absinthe even more.

Absinthe is usually a strong liquor which is flavored with herbal plants such as grande wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel. It also sometimes features petite wormwood (artemisia pontica). The aniseed provides the drink its fantastic anise taste and the wormwood gives the Absinthe its typical bitter or slightly sour flavour.

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

Thujone is why Absinthe was banned in lots of countries in the early 1900s. It was the thujone which was blamed for the insanity and suicide of Van Gogh and many artists and writers believed that drinking Absinthe provided them their genius and inspiration by means of dreams and hallucinations. The famous 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 could happen after having a whole bottle?!

We now know that Absinthe isn’t any more dangerous than any other strong spirit just like vodka and whisky, although it is twice the strength. Research shows that Absinthe only contains traces of thujone and therefore it is not probable to take in enough Absinthe for thujone to get any negative or harmful effects. It won’t trigger you to hallucinate or go insane and it is now legal in most countries. It is still illegal in Ireland however the Irish can order it from abroad and get it shipped for private consumption.

You can make your own personal bottled Absinthe by making use of Absinthe essences from These essences are made by distilling conventional Absinthe herbs and all you should do is to mix them with vodka or Everclear – an easy and economical approach to make Absinthe.

What to Mix Absinthe With

Since Absinthe is legal in the majority of countries, we could test out making use of it in cocktails or create classic Absinthe cocktails such as New Orleans Sazerac or Death in the Afternoon.

Sazerac Menu

1 teaspoon of a good 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 base of the glass. Dispose of (or drink!) the surplus.
Put the additional ingredients within a cocktail shaker or mixer and shake for about ½ a minute.
Pour to the glass, adding the lemon peel.

Death in the Afternoon

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

Some individuals love to use mixers for instance lemonade, 7UP and cherryade with their Absinthe and I have even heard of Red Bull being mixed with Absinthe! Be imaginative when deciding what you should mix Absinthe with, use recipes off of the Internet but provide them with your own twist or make up your own. Have a great time.