There has been a renewed interest in Absinthe liquor about the world in the last decade since Absinthe’s legalization in many countries. One cannot get all the brands of Absinthe, the Green Fairy in the United States.
Know about Absinthe Liquor?
Absinthe is a distilled anise flavored spirit which was created for medicinal purposes as an elixir or tonic by the legendary Dr Pierre Ordinaire in Couvet, Switzerland. In between the 19th and 20th century it became famous in Switzerland and France.
A wine base is used in Absinthe preparation and it is flavored with herbs. Basic herbal ingredients of Absinthe are common wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), which gives Absinthe it’s name and it’s bitter taste, aniseed and fennel. Hyssop, lemon balm, star anise, dittany, juniper, nutmeg and licorice are other common herbs used in the Absinthe preparation.
There are many different types of Absinthe liquor:-
– Verte – This is the classic green Absinthe of the French La Belle Epoque and the Absinthe favored by the Bohemian culture of Montmartre and consumed by artists and writers such as Pablo Picasso, Van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, Gauguin, Degas, Baudelaire and Verlaine.
– La Blueu or La Blanche. Get this clear Absinthe. Bootleg Swiss Absinthe was clear at the time of ban.
A few Czech Absinthes are normal Absinthes but this term points to “Absinths” which are actually wormwood bitters without having an anise flavor.
– A sweeter flavor in Absenta, Spanish Absinthe is due to Alicante Anise.
– Hibiscus flowers are added ingredient in Rouge or Rose Absinthe due to which it appears red.
You can buy many different types and styles of Absinthe online– traditional styles and modern classics which are based on vintage Absinthes but have a modern twist.
As well as buying these different types of Absinthe beverages, you can also make your own Absinthe from Absinthe essences. AbsintheKit.The website AbsintheKit.com provides essences to the Absinthe industry and to consumers. The four types of essences prepared by them are a classic green Absinthe essence, a clear Absinthe essence, a strong essence which makes an Absinthe with a stronger bitter wormwood flavor, and an orange flavored essence which is flavored with orange oil and makes a lovely orange-yellow colored Absinthe. All the essences are made using top-quality herbs and are distilled that can be mixed with vodka or Everclear to get own wormwood Absinthe.
AbsintheKit.The website AbsintheKit.com also provides Absinthiana.
Whisky or vodka is less stronger than Absinthe. Care should be taken when consuming such a strong spirit especially if it is being mixed with other strong spirits in cocktails – it is very easy to get drunk on Absinthe!
Only a few drinks like Absinthe liquor have their many myths, legends, lies and falsehoods.