Since there has been an Absinthe revival in many countries over the past few years, many people are seeking Absinthe info.
As Absinthe has green color so it is called as “La Fee Verte” or “The Green Fairy”. It is not fermented like the alcoholic beverages, beer and cider.
The main herb in Absinthe is common wormwood, artemisia absinthium, which gives Absinthe both its name and its distinctive bitter taste. As thujone was restricted in the countries like the USA so they prepared Absinthe without wormwood.
Absinthe is also prepared with the other herbs and essential oils like Fennel, green aniseed, star anise, hyssop, lemon balm, juniper, angelica, licorice, dittany, coriander, nutmeg and sweet flag. It is the essential oils in Absinthe which cause the drink to louche when water is added. The drink becomes cloudy because the oils are soluble in alcohol but not in water.
Absinthe Info about the Ban
The prohibition movement claimed that Absinthe was harmful and that drinking Absinthe led to “Absinthism” which was characterized by convulsions, fits, madness, brain damage and ultimately death. Thujone is the chemical found in wormwood which was believed to be dangerous. It was believed that Absinthe had a large amount of thujone content because of which it was extremely toxic and dangerous. Most of the countries banned Absinthe in the early 1900s.
Everyone is familiar that these statements and claims are far from the truths related to Absinthe. Thujone can be dangerous but only in large quantities. Absinthe from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries was thought to contain as much as 350mg of thujone per kg, recent studies have shown that it contained a maximum of 6mg per kg – a huge difference. One has to drink sufficient amount of Absinthe for thujone to be of any danger!
Absinthe has now been legalized in most countries and there are many types and styles available:-
– Clear Absinthe – This is known as La Bleue or Blanche Absinthe and is commonly distilled in Switzerland.
– La Verte – This is traditional green Absinthe, the Green Fairy.
The normal French or Swiss Absinthe is less sweeter than the Spanish Absinthe.
– Bohemian or Czech style Absinthe is a wormwood bitter in comparison to an Absinthe, which does not contain aniseed or fennel.
A few Absinthes are unreal as they lack thujone or wormwood content.
You can also make your own Absintheby using Absinthe essences from AbsintheKit.com. The distillation process of these essences are done by using modern carbon dioxide distillation. Absinthe with real wormwood can be prepared by making a solution with a neutral alcohol.
For purchasing essences, replica spoons and Absinthe glasses and getting more Abisinthe info one can visit to AbsintheKit.com.