There are many websites selling Absinthe and Absinthekits that its hard to know where to buy Absinthe online, especially if you’re new to Absinthe. Absintheliquor.com is probably the best as they also supply the same absinthe essence to the liquor industry from their industrial site distillery-yeast.com.
Absinthe, known as the Green Fairy or La Fee Verte, is an alcoholic beverage with an anise taste. Henri-Louise Pernod’s original Absinthe was made with a wine alcohol base and flavored with herbs such as grande wormwood, and aniseed. Absinthe which is distilled at high proof and is very strong, it is served with iced water to dilute it. Absinthe is approximately twice as strong as other drinks such as vodka and whisky.
Absinthe contains the herb wormwood that gives the drink its characteristic bitter taste. The chemical thujone is in wormwood which caused it to be banned in the early 1900s. It was believed that thujone was harmful to health. Studies and tests have now shown that Absinthe, even pre ban Absinthe from distilleries like Pernod, only contains trace amounts of thujone and is not harmful.
Absinthe is enjoyed after using a preparation technique called The Ritual. A shot of Absinthe is slowly diluted with water dripped over a cube of sugar on an Absinthe spoon. The water mixes into the alcohol causing the drink to louche becoming cloudy. Only Absinthe containing real herbs and essential oils will louche so you need to make sure you use a top-quality Absinthe.
Where to Buy Absinthe online – real Absinthe
To enjoy Absinthe properly you need to order a quality Absinthe. An Absinthe that contains wormwood. Some websites will give details about alcohol by volume (or proof) and thujone content. A good example is Absinth24.net says that Absinthe La Clandestine has an abv of 53% and has less than 30mg of thujone. Thedrinkshop.com, which is a UK based company gives very good product descriptions of the Absinthe available to order on their web shop and also has product reviews.
Another good way of ensuring that you use quality Absinthe, is to make your won. Remember home distllation is illegel in most countries unless you have a license and Absinthe just is not real Absinthe without the distiallation process. But, AbsintheKit. has real wormwood Absinthe essences. They contain natural, traditional herbs and are the same essences that AbsintheKit sell to the Absinthe industry. They are already distilled so you don’t have to do anything apart from mixing 20 ml of essence with 730 ml of vodka. That’s it and it is very easy.
The essences come in 4 different and unique varieties:-
Absinthe Classic Essence – Essence which produces a classic green Absinthe with thujone of 35 mg.
Absinthe White Essence – This essence is used to make a clear Absinthe. This essence makes an Absinthe with a 35mg thujone content.
Absinthe Orange Essence – Excellent natural orange oil flavored essense with a thujone content of 35 mg.
Absinthe 55 Strong Essence – This essence produces a darker green Absinthe with a stronger wormwood flavor. The content of thujone will be 55mg.
Essences are available in two sizes depending on the number of bottles of Absinthe you which to make. An AbsintheKits contain a 280 ml bottle of essence, a handy plastic measure and artistic bottle labels.
It is important to buy Absinthe online at sites where you will find quality Absinthe that tastes right and that louches. Search for reputable companies selling award winning brands or make you own from essences.