Because of it’s legalization in the USA and other nations Absinthe has become popular once again among the people. Without any consideration of alcohol content in Absinthe lots of young people are trying. Description of Absinthe proof?
One can prepare Absinthe from distilling alcohol and mixing herbs along with wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel. Absinthe is also famous as the Green Fairy, La Fee Verte because of having the characteristic emerald green coloring of classic verte styles.
One has to dilute Absinthe with iced water according to the Ritual. The Absinthe louches when water is poured over a sugar lump on a slotted spoon and into the Absinthe.
Absinthe was banned in the early 1900s not because of its high alcohol content but because of the wormwood in it. Dr Valentin Magnan tested worwmood on guinea pigs in 1845 and found that a guinea pig given wormwood oilhad convulsions, whereas, a guinea pig given alcohol just got drunk. By 1872 Magnan tested thujone on dogs and claimed that it was far more dangerous than ethanol (alcohol) , so Absinthe was much more harmful than other types of spirits. According to him and others in the medical profession thujone was psychoactive and caused psychedelic effects. Due to this reason Absinthe was banned.
A nature magazine showed that due to similarities in the structure of a thujone molecule and THC from the drug cannabis their activities are also similar.
All these claims are away from reality. There is no resemblance between thujone and THC. After testing Absinthes it has been proved that the quantity of thujone in it is very small to be harmful. When anyone drinks heavy amount of Absinthe he dies of alcohol poisoning before getting affected from thujone!
Absinthe is a highly alcoholic drink and will get a person drunk quite quickly.
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Let’s see what the proof of well-known brands of Absinthe is:-
Jade Nouvelle Orleans 68% abv (136 proof)
Jade Verte Suisse contains 65% abv (130 proof)
Jade Edouard is available with 72% abv (144 proof)
Jade PF 1901 68% abv (136 proof)
Roquette 1797 75% abv (150 proof)
Doubs Mystique Carte D’Or is available with 65% abv (130 proof)
Kubler 53 is available with 53% abv (106 proof)
La Fee Parisian 68% abv (136 proof)
There is 70% abv (140 proof) in La Fee Bohemian
La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise contains 68% abv or 136 proof
La Fee XS Absinthe Suisse is available with 53% abv or 106 proof
Mari Mayans Collectors 70 70% abv (140 proof)
One can get 68% abv (136 proof) in Pernod Absinthe
One can get 60% abv (120 proof) in Pere Kermanns
One can get 55% abv (110 proof) in Sebor
La Clandestine Absinthe contains 53% abv (106 proof)
Lucid Absinthe 62% abv (124 proof)
If we compare that to other alcoholic beverages we can see that Absinthe is very strong:-
Everclear 95% abv (190 proof)
Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch Whisky contains 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof)
Table Wine 9-12% alcohol by volume (18-24 proof)
The alcohol by volume in beer is 4 or 5% (8-10 proof)
Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila contains 38% abv (76 proof)
Absolut Blue Vodka 40% abv (80 proof)
If you make homemade Absintheusing essences from AbsintheKit.The homemade Absinthe’s proof is related with the kind of neutral alcohol being used.
Details of Absinthe proof? It cannot be answered!