“How much is Absinthe?” is a tricky question to answer because it all depends on the manufacturer and the type of Absinthe. On shoppersvineyard, an American website their cheapest Absinthe was Green Moon Absinthe and Vodka at $29.99, the “Lucid” brand of Absinthe from the famous distillery of Ted Breaux was on special offer at $51.99 and their most expensive Absinthe was St George Spirits Absinthe Verte at $73.99.
TheDrinkshop.com, a British company sell Absinthes from all over the world and have 32 different types and styles of Absinthe for sale on their site. Prices range from £30 -£53 for a 750ml bottle, the equivalent of about $60-100. their cheapest brand is Pere Kermanns and their most expensive is Sebor.
As you can see, Absinthe is quite an expensive liquor when compared to other alcoholic beverages such as wine and fermented alcohol such as beer and cider.
How much is Absinthe if you make it using a kit?
Because bottled Absinthe is expensive and also because of legislation in some countries, many people are interested in making their own Absinthe from a kit that they can purchase online.
There are different kits available. Some kits provide you with herbs that you have to steep and others provide you with herbs that you have to mix with alcohol and then filter after a few days.
The kit available from Green Devil includes two blends of herbs, a main blend and a finishing blend, muslin bags for infusing the herbs, their unique micron filtration system, a pamphlet containing instructions and information and two bottle labels. The kit contains enough herbs to make 2 liters of Absinthe and the herbs include wormwood, hyssop, calamus, anise and fennel along with others.
Using their standard kit, you can make 2 liters of Absinthe for $34.95 with a thujone content of 70-90mg.
Another way of making Absinthe at home is to use Absinthe essences. AbsintheKit.com sell essences which are produced using real Absinthe herbs, such as wormwood, aniseed and fennel, and high tech carbon dioxide distillation so that the hard work is done for you. All you have to do is mix the essence with a neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka and there you have it, your very own Green Fairy!
The essences from AbsintheKit.com are top-quality and are the same essences that they sell to the Absinthe industry. You can either purchase a 20ml essence for $3.95 ($4.95 for the Strong 55) or you can buy a kit for $29-39. A 20ml bottle of essence will make a 750ml bottle of Absinthe and a kit makes 14 bottles. The kit contains your chosen essence, artistic bottle labels and a measure for the essence.
Essences available are:-
– Absinthe Classics Essence – This makes traditional “verte” or green Absinthe.
– White Absinthe – This essence makes a premium Swiss style clear or La Bleue Absinthe which louches beautifully.
– Orange Absinthe – This makes a very different Absinthe with a yellow-orange color and an orange taste which comes from natural orange oil.
– Strong 55 Absinthe – This essence makes a stronger and more bitter Absinthe due to its higher concentration of wormwood. Perfect for those who love the wormwood taste.
The first three essences make Absinthe with a thujone content of 35mg per 750ml bottle and the Strong 55 makes one with an thujone content of 55mg.
The essences are shipped worldwide and are easy to use, see AbsintheKit.com for details and instructions.
How much is Absinthe all depends on whether you are buying commercially produced bottled Absinthe or making it from a kit. The most economical way is to use essences.