If you live in a country where it’s difficult to find real wormwood Absinthe, or maybe you just fancy having a go at making your very own Absinthe, you will want to understand how to brew Absinthe at home.
Henri-Louis Pernod produced his Absinthe with a wine base and herbs such as aniseed, hyssop, fennel, lemon balm, star anise, angelica, veronica, juniper, dittany and nutmeg. Czech company Sebor make use of a blend of 13 herbs, including chamomile and mint along with wormwood, and a 100 year old recipe to produce their Absinthe.
There are 3 main ways to make your own Absinthe drink:-
1.Work with a recipe to distill your individual Absinthe liquor.
2.Work with an Absinthe Kit with a mixture of herbs and instructions.
3.Work with an Absinthe essence
How to Brew Absinthe Utilizing a Recipe
Distilling liquor in your own home is against the law in most countries if you don’t have a license and is also quite complex absinthe-drink. Typical home-brew recipes consist of:-
– Wormwood (Grande Wormwood, Artemisia Absinthium)
– Green Anise
The components are first macerated for several hours, heated and after that slowly distilled and then colored with extra herbs for instance lemon balm, hyssop and petite wormwood. The amalgamation is then heated again, then filtered and also diluted.
Other recipes do not require distillation, merely a combination of herbs with alcohol. For instance:-
– 30g/ 1 ounce dried Wormwood
– 1 teaspoon hyssop
– 1 tablespoon angelica
– 1 pinch of fennel seeds (could use anise instead)
– 1 teaspoon of lemon balm
– Â¼ teaspoon each of caraway seeds and coriander seeds
– 1 liter of Everclear or vodka
In a bottle blend chopped dried wormwood with the alcohol and then leave for 1-2 weeks inside a cool dark place. Filter or sieve out the wormwood and blend the additional herbs recommended reading. Await three or four days then filter or sieve again. The Absinthe is now ready.
Brewing Absinthe from home in these ways is not advised. Distilling is tricky and in most cases illegal and merely mixing the herbs with alcohol does not give a true Absinthe.
How To Brew Absinthe with a Herbal Blend Kit
There are numerous herbal kits available for sale online, as an example the kits from Green Devil. Their kits include:-
– Their unique micron filtration system.
– An Absinthe blend containing grande wormwood, hyssop, calamus, melissa, anise seed, fennel seed, star anise as well as coriander see.
– Absinthe flavoring and finishing combination containing much more herbal ingredients.
Their Deluxe kit also includes two Absinthe spoons, two Absinthe glasses, a 1000ml bottle, two bottle labels, two muslin bags for infusing the herbs, a poster as well as a pamphlet made up of info and instructions.
They claim that their completed Absinthe will comprise approximately 70-90mg of thujone per liter – rather a great deal of thujone, the substance seen in wormwood which was once claimed to cause psychedelic effects. There is no distilling involved hence the Absinthe produced isn’t going to be a real Absinthe.
How To Brew Absinthe Using an Essence
Absinthe essences are available to buy from AbsintheKit.com are an easy way to produce real Absinthe from home. The essences are made from conventional Absinthe herbs and therefore are already distilled. Just mix the essence with Everclear or vodka and you have your own personal bottle of the Green Fairy.
4 types of essence can be found – one to create a classic verte Absinthe, one to make a clear La Bleue style Absinthe, one to create an orange flavored Absinthe and another to make a stronger more bitter Absinthe. They all contain real wormwood and are essences used by the Absinthe industry.
AbsintheKit.com likewise sell their essences in kits made up of enough essence to produce 14 bottles of Absinthe, bottle labels and a plastic measure. See their website to obtain more data on how to brew Absinthe using their essences.