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?
Let’s look at the avl of popular brands of Absinthe:-
La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise 68% abv or 136 proof
Doubs Mystique Carte D’Or 65% alcohol by volume (130 proof)
La Clandestine Absinthe 53% abv (106 proof)
Jade Edouard 72% abv or 144 proof
Sebor is 55% alcohol by volume (110 proof)
Jade Nouvelle Orleans 68% alcohol by volume is 136 proof
Mari Mayans Collectors 70 is 70% abv is 140 proof
La Fee Parisian which is 68% alcohol by volume is 136 proof
Lucid Absinthe 62% abv is 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 is 60% abv or 120 proof
Jade PF 1901 which is 68% alcohol by volume is 136 proof
La Fee XS Absinthe Suisse 53% alcohol by volume or 106 proof
Roquette 1797 75% abv or 150 proof
La Fee Bohemian 70% abv 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 and up to 150 proof
Table Wine 9-12% abv is 18-24 proof
Beer is only 4 or 5% alcohol by volume or 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. This information establishs that one shot of Absinthe is equivalent to two.2five beers. So, 22 shots of Absinthe is equivalent to 49.five bottles of beer!
As you can see, Absinthe is much stronger than types of fermented drinks such as wine and beer and even stronger than whisky. We need to be careful when consuming Absinthe because it is so strong and will intoxicate quickly. We need to take particular care when mixing Absinthe with other alcoholic drinks in cocktails.
When your are making your own Absinthe for drinking, care needs to always be taken. If you buy an Absinthe kit from someone like Green Devil then you are simply steeping herbs in a neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka. Everclear has an abv of 95% and a proof of 190 so it is much stronger than commercial Absinthe. The absinthekit has absinthe essences.some have been mixed with a neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka. Your finished Absinthe will be the proof or abv of the neutral alcohol you have used.
What % 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.