Because of it’s legalization in the USA and other nations Absinthe has become popular once again among the people. Various young people are tasting it for the first time and knocking it back without reviewing it’s alcohol content. Know about Absinthe proof?
Along with blend of herbs wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel is used in the making of Absinthe. Absinthe is also famous as the Green Fairy, La Fee Verte because of having the characteristic emerald green coloring of classic verte styles.
Absinthe is diluted with iced water before drinking. The Absinthe louches when water is poured over a sugar lump on a slotted spoon and into the Absinthe.
As Absinthe contained wormwood so it was restricted in the early 1900s. Dr Valentin Magnan tested worwmood on guinea pigs in 1845 and found that a guinea pig given wormwood oilhad convulsions, whereas, a guinea pig given alcohol just got drunk. According to the tests done by Magnan during 1872 thujone was declared to be far more dangerous than ethanol (alcohol). According to him and others in the medical profession thujone was psychoactive and caused psychedelic effects. Absinthe was unauthorized because of this.
Due to similarities in the structures of a thujone molecule and THC from the drug cannabis they acted in a same manner.
We now know that all these claims are inaccurate and false. Thujone is not like THC, although it does act on the GABA receptors of the brain, when taken in large amounts. After testing Absinthes it has been proved that Absinthe only contains very small amounts of thujone, nowhere near enough to be harmful. When anyone drinks heavy amount of Absinthe he dies of alcohol poisoning before getting affected from thujone!
Absinthe is a highly alcoholic drink and will get a person drunk quite quickly.
Description of Absinthe proof?
Let’s see what the proof of well-known brands of Absinthe is:-
Jade Nouvelle Orleans 68% abv (136 proof)
The abv is 65% (130 proof) in Jade Verte Suisse
One can get 72% abv (144 proof) in Jade Edouard
Jade PF 1901 is available with 68% abv (136 proof)
Roquette 1797 contains 75% abv (150 proof)
Doubs Mystique Carte D’Or 65% abv (130 proof)
One can find 53% abv in Kubler 53
La Fee Parisian contains 68% abv (136 proof)
La Fee Bohemian 70% abv (140 proof)
La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise contains 68% abv or 136 proof
La Fee XS Absinthe Suisse contains 53% abv (106 proof)
Mari Mayans Collectors 70 70% abv (140 proof)
There is 68% abv (136 proof) in Pernod Absinthe
Pere Kermanns 60% abv (120 proof)
Sebor is available with 55% abv (110 proof)
La Clandestine Absinthe 53% abv (106 proof)
Lucid Absinthe 62% abv (124 proof)
If we compare that to other alcoholic beverages we can see that Absinthe is very strong:-
Everclear 95% abv (190 proof)
One can find 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof) in Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch Whisky
Table Wine is available with 9-12% alcohol by volume (18-24 proof)
Beer contains 4 or 5% alcohol by volume (8-10 proof)
One will get 38% abv (76 proof) in Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila
Absolut Blue Vodka 40% abv (80 proof)
If you make homemade Absintheusing essences from AbsintheKit.The homemade Absinthe’s proof is related with the kind of neutral alcohol being used.
What is Absinthe proof? The answer is not reachable!