Learning What to Mix Absinthe With

The conventional method of serving Absinthe is to use a method referred to as the Ritual also to dilute it with water. A lot of people are bored of drinking Absinthe in this manner and wish to understand what to mix Absinthe with.absinthe-spoons Hopefully this article enable you to enjoy Absinthe much more.

Absinthe is a strong liquor which happens to be flavored with natural herbs which includes grande wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel. Additionally, it sometimes contains petite wormwood (artemisia pontica). The aniseed gives the drink its wonderful anise taste and the wormwood provides the Absinthe its characteristic bitter or slightly sour flavor.

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. Other names that thujone obtained from wormwood has been termed as are Absinthol, salvinol and tanacetone.

Thujone is why Absinthe was banned in lots of countries in early 1900s. It was the thujone which was held accountable for the madness and suicide of Van Gogh and several artists and writers reported that drinking Absinthe gave them their genius and creativity by means of dreams and hallucinations. The famous Absinthe drinker Oscar Wilde explained 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.” You never know what might happen after a whole bottle?!

We now know that Absinthe isn’t any more hazardous than any other strong spirit like vodka and whisky, though it is double the strength. Studies have shown that Absinthe only consists of traces of thujone and therefore it’s not possible to ingest enough Absinthe for thujone to get any negative or harmful effects. It won’t make you hallucinate or go insane and it is now legal in the majority of countries. It’s still illegal in Ireland nevertheless the Irish can order it from offshore and have it shipped for private consumption.

You can create your personal bottled Absinthe by using Absinthe essences from AbsintheKit.com. These essences are created by distilling classic Absinthe herbs and all you need to do would be to mix them together with vodka or Everclear – a straightforward and affordable approach to make Absinthe.

What to Mix Absinthe With

Seeing that Absinthe is legal in many countries, we can experiment with making use of it in cocktails or create classic Absinthe cocktails such as the New Orleans Sazerac or Death in the Afternoon.

Sazerac Menu

1 teaspoon of a top quality Absinthe
Ice cubes
A sugar cube or 1 teaspoon of sugar.
1 ½ ounces of Rye whisky (not bourbon)
3 dashes of angostura bitters
1 Lemon peel twist

Freeze a glass within your freezer.
Swirl the Absinthe around the glass to coat the sides as well as bottom part of the glass. Discard (or drink!) the excess.
Place the additional ingredients in a cocktail shaker or mixer and shake for about ½ a minute.
Pour in the glass, including the lemon peel.

Death in the Afternoon

5 ounces of refrigerated champagne combined with 1 ounce of Absinthe – tasty!

Many people prefer to use mixers such as lemonade, 7UP and cherryade with their Absinthe and I have even heard about Red Bull being blended with Absinthe! Be inventive when deciding what to mix Absinthe with, use recipes from the Internet but let them have your own personal twist or make up your very own. Enjoy yourself.