Since there has been an Absinthe revival in many countries over the past few years, many people are seeking Absinthe info.
Absinthe is a strong herbal liquor which is nicknamed “La Fee Verte” or “The Green Fairy” because of its characteristic green color. Unlike the alcoholic beverages, beer and cider it is distilled usually with a wine base and lots of herbal ingredients.
The name of Absinthe and it’s distinctive bitter taste both came from the common wormwood, artemisia absinthium. As thujone was restricted in the countries like the USA so they prepared Absinthe without wormwood.
Fennel, green aniseed, star anise, hyssop, lemon balm, juniper, angelica, licorice, dittany, coriander, nutmeg and sweet flag are the other herbs and essential oils used in the preparation of Absinthe. Due to the essential oils Absinthe louches when coming in contact with water. The drink becomes cloudy because the oils are soluble in alcohol but not in water.
Absinthe Info about the Ban
The prohibition movement claimed that Absinthe was harmful and that drinking Absinthe led to “Absinthism” which was characterized by convulsions, fits, madness, brain damage and ultimately death. People believed that thujone causes psychedelic effects and can be dangerous. It was assumed that Absinthe was very toxic and harmful due to a high quantity of thujone in it. The use of Absinthe was illegal in many countries in the early 1900s.
These statements and claims regarding to Absinthe are totally unreal. Thujone can be harmful when taken in large quantities. Recent studies prove that the thujone content in Absinthe is about 6mg per kg. A person can die because of Alcohol poisoning before experiencing the dangerous effects of thujone if drunk an impossible amount of Absinthe!
Absinthe has now been legalized in most countries and there are many types and styles available:-
– Clear Absinthe – This is known as La Bleue or Blanche Absinthe and is commonly distilled in Switzerland.
– La Verte – This is traditional green Absinthe, the Green Fairy.
Spanish Absinthe is more sweet than normal French or Swiss Absinthe because it is made with Spanish Alicante Anise.
– Bohemian or Czech style Absinthe – Also known as Absinth, it is a wormwood bitter, rather than an Absinthe, which does not contain other herbs such as aniseed or fennel.
Thujone or wormwood is the important content of real Absinthe.
You can also make your own Absintheby using Absinthe essences from AbsintheKit.com. Aniseed, wormwood and fennel are the classic Absinthe herbs and part of essences which are distilled by modern carbon dioxide distillation. Absinthe with real wormwood can be prepared by making a solution with a neutral alcohol.
For purchasing essences, replica spoons and Absinthe glasses and getting more Abisinthe info one can visit to AbsintheKit.com.