Absinthe is a strong flavor liquor which is made by distilling alcohol with herbs. It is known it is strong and can get you very drunk, but what percentage of alcohol is Absinthe and what is its proof?
Let’s look at the alcohol by volume levels of popular brands of Absinthe:-
La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise 68% abv (136 proof)
Doubs Mystique Carte D’Or 65% abv or 130 proof
La Clandestine Absinthe is 53% alcohol by volume (106 proof)
Jade Edouard 72% abv or 144 proof
Sebor is 55% alcohol by volume or 110 proof
Jade Nonvelle Orleans which is 68% alcohol bt volume is 136 proof
Mari Mayans Collectors 70 is 70% abv (140 proof)
La Fee Parisian 68% abv is 136 proof
Lucid Absinthe 62% abv (124 proof)
Jade Verte Suisse 65% abv (130 proof)
Pernod Absinthe which is 68% abv (136 proof)
Kuber 53 is 53% alcohol or 106 proof
Pere Kermanns 60% alcohol by volume or 120 proof
Jade PF 1901 68% alcohol by volume is 136 proof
La Fee XS Absinthe Suisse is approximately 53% alcohol by volume (106 proof)
Roquette 1797 75% abv (150 proof)
La Fee Bohemian 70% abv which is 140 proof
Let’s now compare Absinthe to other beverages:-
Whisky such as Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch 40% alcohol by volume is 80 proof
Absinthe can be up to 75% abv (150 proof)
Table Wine 9-12% abv (18-24 proof)
Beer is only 4 or 5% alcohol by volume or 8-10 proof
The information on the alcohol.com website has shown that if you have 1 shot of 190 proof Everclear it is equivalent to drinking 2.8five cans of beer and about 3 brandies. With this information we can establish that one shot of Absinthe is equivalent to two.25 cans of beer. So, the 22 shots of Absinthe is equivalent to forty-nine.5 bottles of beer!
As you can see, Absinthe is much stronger than types of fermented drinks such as wine and beer and stronger than whisky. We therefore need to be careful when consuming Absinthe, not because it will make us have hallucinations, or any other psychedelic effects, but because it is strong and intoxicates quickly. We need to take particular care when mixing Absinthe with other alcoholic drinks in cocktails.
Care should also be taken when making your own homemade Absinthe drink. If you buy an Absinthe kit like Green Devil then you are simply steeping herbs in a neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka. Now, Everclear has an abv of 95% and a proof of 190 so it is much stronger than commercial Absinthe. Absubtge essebces are included in the Absinthekit.many are mixed with a neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka. The finished Absinthe will be whatever the proof or abv of the neutral alcohol you have used.
What is the percent in Absinthe? For commercial Absinthe look on the bottle label or if you order online, look at the product details for alcohol by volume or proof. If you are making your own Absinthe from a kit, you need to look at the bottle of Everclear or vodka that you are using.