Absinthe is today perfectly legal and people can buy and drink absinthe in Europe without worry. The world over Absinthe is showing resurgence, thanks to the internet, people can now buy absinthe online and also shop for original absinthe accessories like spoons, glasses, etc on the internet. The internet has also enabled Americans to shop online for top-quality absinthe produced by some of the finest distilleries in Europe.
Absinthe is considered as a creativity enhancer for more than 200 years. It is also considered as an aphrodisiac by some. However, such claims are best ignored as they cannot be substantiated scientifically. The reason you should drink absinthe is because it tastes great and is one of the finest liquor available. Original absinthe recipes include green anise, angelica, hyssop, fennel and wormwood. Wormwood is the main ingredient which contains a very mild neurotoxin called Thujone.
Absinthe is also very romantically called as the green fairy or “La Fee Verte”. It was banned in the twentieth century in almost all European countries and it is only since the beginning of this century that countries across Europe have lifted the ban, since then absinthe has caught the imagination of connoisseurs of fine liquor. Most countries in the European Union permit the sale of absinthe with strength of 35 milligrams of Thujone per Kg.
Absinthe is not drunk like other everyday spirits in fact it has an elaborate ritual that adds to its romantic value. Absinthe is poured in a glass and a special absinthe spoon is kept on the glass. The spoon is perforated and is made of various materials such as stainless steel, chrome plated, etc. A sugar cube is kept on the spoon and then ice cold water is dripped over the cube. As water is poured over the cube the sugar dissolves and the ice cold water drips into the glass through the perforations in the spoon. As the absinthe gets diluted it changes its color from clear green to opaque white as essential oils are released. Absinthe gets its fabulous taste from the herbs it contains. The alcohol content in absinthe is high and so it is recommended that you drink it responsibly.
Serving absinthe at a party will enhance your reputation as the king of good times. It is possible for residents of United States to purchase absinthe legally from non-American producers by shopping online.
Another alternative you can try is to buy absinthe essence and mix it with plain vodka to make Absinthe liquor. The recipe is simple just mix the contents of the absinthe essence bottle (20ml) with 730 ml of vodka. Absinthe is manufactured in special distilleries and a very specific distillation process and equipment is required to distill top quality absinthe. The Czech Republic has many reputed distilleries that manufacture genuine absinthe products using the original recipes.
It is recommended that you buy absinthe and other accessories from reliable stores online. One place where you can find genuine absinthe products and accessories is absinthekit.com.