Tips To Brew Absinthe

If the real wormwood Absinthe is not easily available then one must know how to brew Absinthe at home.

A wine base and herbs including aniseed, hyssop, fennel, lemon balm, star anise, angelica, veronica, juniper, dittany and nutmeg were used by Henri-Louis Pernod for making his Absinthe. A blend of 13 herbs, in addition with chamomile and mint in addition to wormwood and a 100 year old recipe is used by Czech company Sebor in the preparation of Absinthe.

There are 3 main ways to make your own Absinthe drink:-

1.Use a recipe for the distillation of own Absinthe liquor.
2.Use an Absinthe Kit with a blend of herbs and instructions.
3.Use an Absinthe essence

How to Brew Absinthe Using a Recipe

Distilling liquor at home is illegal in most countries unless you have a license and is quite complicated. Typical home-brew recipes include:-

– Wormwood (Grande Wormwood, Artemisia Absinthium)
– Information about Green Anise
– Fennel
– Alcohol

The ingredients are first macerated for several hours, heated and then slowly distilled and then colored with extra herbs such as lemon balm, hyssop and petite wormwood. It is necessary to re-heat the mixture before filtration and dilution.

Distillation is not necessary for other recipes. For example:-
– Take 30g/ 1 ounce dried Wormwood
– 1 teaspoon hyssop is required
– There is necessity of 1 tablespoon angelica
– Take a pinch of fennel seeds or anise seeds
– Take 1 teaspoon of lemon balm
– There is requirement of ¼ teaspoon each of caraway seeds and coriander seeds
– 1 liter of Everclear or vodka

In a bottle mix chopped dried wormwood with the alcohol and leave for 1-2 weeks in a cool dark place. The filtered wormwood should be mixed in the other herbs. Refilter after 3 or 4 days. The Absinthe is ready now.

Brewing Absinthe at home in these ways is not recommended. Simply mixing the herbs with alcohol does not give a true Green Fairy.

How To Brew Absinthe with a Herbal Blend Kit

There are many different herbal kits on sale online, for example the kits from  Green Devil. One can buy their kits to get these things
– Unique micron filtration system is done for them.
– One can get an Absinthe blend that include grande wormwood, hyssop, calamus, melissa, anise seed, fennel seed, star anise and coriander.
– Absinthe flavoring and finishing blend containing sufficient herbal contents.

Their Deluxe kit also contains two Absinthe spoons, two Absinthe glasses, a 1000ml bottle, two bottle labels, two muslin bags for infusing the herbs, a poster and a pamphlet containing information and instructions.

The thujone content in their finished Absinthe can contain about 70-90mg of thujone per liter which was once thought to be responsible for psychedelic effects. A real Absinthe is not produced without distillation.

How To Brew Absinthe With an Essence

Absinthe essences are available to buy from AbsintheKit.One can visit AbsintheKit.com to make real Absinthe at home. One can get essences that are distilled and made from traditional Absinthe herbs. Have own bottled Absinthe by mixing the essence with Everclear or vodka.

One can use 4 types of essence to produce varieties of Absinthe. Real wormwood is their content and the Absinthe industry uses essences.

AbsintheKit.One can get a Absinthe kit from AbsintheKit.com which has enough essence to make 14 bottles of Absinthe, bottle labels and a plastic measure. Get more information on how to brew Absinthe with their essences by visiting their website.