Absinthe is a strong anise flavor liquor which is made by distilling alcohol with herbs such as wormwood, and fennel. We know it is strong and can get you drunk easily, but what percentage is Absinthe and what is its proof?
Here are the avl of popular brands of Absinthe:-
La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise 68% abv (136 proof)
Doubs Mystique Carte D’Or 65% abv is 130 proof
La Clandestine Absinthe 53% abv which is 106 proof
Jade Edouard 72% alcohol by volume or 144 proof
Sebor is 55% alcohol by volume or 110 proof
Jade Nouvelle Orleans 68% alcohol by volume is 136 proof
Mari Mayans Collectors 70 is 70% abv (140 proof)
La Fee Parisian 68% alcohol by volume (136 proof)
Lucid Absinthe 62% alcohol by volume = 124 proof
Jade Verte Suisse 65% alcohol by volume (130 proof)
Pernod Absinthe which is 68% abv (136 proof)
Kubler 53 53% abv (106 proof)
Pere Kermanns is 60% abv or 120 proof
Jade PF 1901 which is 68% abv is 136 proof
La Fee XS Absinthe Suisse is approximately 53% alcohol by volume (106 proof)
Roquette 1797 75% abv or 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% aby (80 proof)
Absinthe can be 75% alcohol by volume (150 proof)
Table Wine which is 9-12% alcohol by volume is 18-24 proof
Beer is about 4 or 5% alcohol by volume (8-10 proof)
Now, the alcohol-information.comwebsite shows that 1 shot of Everclear (190 proof) is equivalent to two drinks.85 bottles of beer and about 3 brandies. With this information we establish that 1 shot of Absinthe is equivalent to 2.25 cans of beer. So, the twenty-two shots of Absinthe is equivalent to 49.five cans of beer!
As you can see, Absinthe is much stronger than types of fermented drinks such as wine and beer. 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 so strong and will intoxicate quickly. We need to take particular care when mixing Absinthe with other alcoholic drinks in cocktails.
Care needs to always be taken when your are making your own Absinthe for drinking. If you buy an Absinthe kit from Green Devil then you are steeping herbs in a neutral alcohol such as vodka or Everclear. Now, Everclear with an abv of 95% and a proof of 190 — is much stronger than commercial Absinthe. In the Absinthekit are Absinthe essences.some also have to be mixed with a neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka. The finished Absinthe will be the proof or abv of the neutral alcohol you used.
What percentage is in Absinthe? For commercial Absinthe just look on the bottle label or if you order online, look at the product details for abv 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.