The traditional technique of serving Absinthe is to try using a method known as the Ritual also to dilute it with water. Some people are bored of drinking Absinthe in this way and wish to realize what to mix Absinthe with.absinthe spoons I hope that this article motivate you to enjoy Absinthe even more.
Absinthe is a strong liquor which happens to be flavored with herbal plants such as grande wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel. It also sometimes features petite wormwood (artemisia pontica). The aniseed gives the drink its wonderful anise taste and also the wormwood gives the Absinthe its characteristic bitter or slightly sour flavour.
Grande wormwood contains thujone, named 3 thujamone or 3 sabinone by the book The IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry. Thujone is a ketone and a monoterpene much like the other terpenes, menthol and camphor. Some other names that thujone extracted from wormwood has been known as are Absinthol, salvinol and tanacetone.
Thujone is why Absinthe was banned in lots of countries during the early 1900s. It had been the thujone that was held responsible for the insanity and suicide of Van Gogh and several artists and writers believed that drinking Absinthe gave them their genius and creativity by means of dreams and hallucinations. The famous Absinthe drinker Oscar Wilde claimed of Absinthe:
“After the first glass of Absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.” Who knows what would happen following a whole bottle?!
We now know that Absinthe isn’t any more dangerous than any other strong spirit just like vodka and whisky, even though it is twice the strength. Studies have shown that Absinthe only contains traces of thujone and that it isn’t likely to consume enough Absinthe for thujone to have any negative or side effects. It will not cause you to hallucinate or go insane and it is now legal in the majority of countries. It is still illegal in Ireland nevertheless the Irish can order it from abroad and have it shipped for private consumption.
You could make your own personal bottled Absinthe by using Absinthe essences from AbsintheKit.com. These essences are made by distilling traditional Absinthe herbs and all you need to do is to mix them together with vodka or Everclear – an easy and cost-effective method to make Absinthe.
What to Mix Absinthe With
Since Absinthe is legal in most countries, we could test out utilizing it in cocktails or create classic Absinthe cocktails such as New Orleans Sazerac or Death in the Afternoon.
1 teaspoon of a high quality Absinthe
A sugar cube or perhaps 1 teaspoon of sugar.
1 Â½ ounces of Rye whisky (not bourbon)
3 dashes of angostura bitters
1 Lemon peel twist
Freeze a glass inside your freezer.
Swirl the Absinthe round the glass to coat the sides as well as bottom of the glass. Discard (or drink!) the extra.
Put the other ingredients in a cocktail shaker or mixer and shake for approximately Â½ a minute.
Pour into the glass, adding the lemon peel.
Death in the Afternoon
5 ounces of cooled champagne blended with 1 ounce of Absinthe – delicious!
Some people prefer to use mixers like lemonade, 7UP and cherryade with their Absinthe and I have even heard about Red Bull being blended with Absinthe! Be innovative when deciding what you should mix Absinthe with, use recipes off the Internet but let them have your personal twist or make-up your very own. Enjoy yourself.