It is necessary to know about brewing Absinthe at home where there is unavailability of real wormwood Absinthe.
Henri-Louis Pernod used a wine base and herbs including aniseed, hyssop, fennel, lemon balm, star anise, angelica, veronica, juniper, dittany and nutmeg for making his Green Fairy. Czech company Sebor use a blend of 13 herbs, including chamomile and mint in addition to wormwood, and a 100 year old recipe to make their Absinthe.
There are 3 main ways to make your own Absinthe drink:-
1.A person will require a recipe to distill his own Absinthe liquor.
2.Use an Absinthe Kit with a blend of herbs and instructions.
3.Use an Absinthe essence
How to Brew Absinthe Using a Recipe
Distilling liquor at home is illegal in most countries unless you have a license and is quite complicated. Typical home-brew recipes include:-
– Wormwood (Grande Wormwood, Artemisia Absinthium)
– Information about Green Anise
The ingredients are first macerated for several hours, heated and then slowly distilled and then colored with extra herbs such as lemon balm, hyssop and petite wormwood. One has to heat the mixture again, then filter and dilute it.
Other recipes only require a blend of herbs with alcohol. Just for example:-
– 30g/ 1 ounce dried Wormwood is required
– Need of 1 teaspoon of hyssop
– 1 tablespoon angelica is also important
– 1 pinch of fennel seeds is required
– 1 teaspoon of lemon balm
– Take ¼ teaspoon each of caraway seeds and coriander seeds
– 1 liter of Everclear or vodka
In a bottle mix chopped dried wormwood with the alcohol and leave for 1-2 weeks in a cool dark place. Mix the sieved wormwood with the other herbs. Refilter after 3 or 4 days. This is the real Absinthe.
Brewing Absinthe at home in these ways is not recommended. Distillation is necessary for getting real Absinthe.
How To Brew Absinthe with a Herbal Blend Kit
There are many different herbal kits on sale online, for example the kits from Green Devil. One can buy their kits to get these things
– Unique micron filtration system is done for them.
– An Absinthe blend is required which includes grande wormwood, hyssop, calamus, melissa, anise seed, fennel seed, star anise and coriander.
– Absinthe flavoring and finishing blend which contains more herbal ingredients.
Their Deluxe kit also contains two Absinthe spoons, two Absinthe glasses, a 1000ml bottle, two bottle labels, two muslin bags for infusing the herbs, a poster and a pamphlet containing information and instructions.
They claim that their finished Absinthe will contain as much as 70-90mg of thujone per liter which is the chemical found in wormwood and was believed to cause psychedelic effects. One will not get a true Absinthe without distillation.
How To Brew Absinthe With an Essence
Absinthe essences are available to buy from AbsintheKit.A real Absinthe can be prepared at home by visiting AbsintheKit.com. The essences are prepared from traditional Absinthe herbs. A person can easily prepare his own bottle of the Green Fairy by simply mixing the essence with Everclear or vodka.
4 types of essence are available – one to make a classic verte Absinthe, one to make a clear La Bleue style Absinthe, one to make an orange flavored Absinthe and another to make a stronger more bitter Absinthe. The Absinthe industry uses essences and they all contain real wormwood.
AbsintheKit.There are essence, bottle labels and a plastic measure in the Absinthe kits sold at the site AbsintheKit.com. To know more about brewing Absinthe with their essences one should go through their website.