What Percentage is Absinthe?

Absinthe is a strong flavor liquor which is made by distilling alcohol with herbs. It is known it is strong and can get you very drunk, but what percentage of alcohol is Absinthe and what is its proof?

Let’s look at the alcohol by volume levels of popular brands of Absinthe:-

La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise 68% abv (136 proof)
Doubs Mystique Carte D’Or 65% alcohol by volume or 130 proof
La Clandestine Absinthe 53% abv or 106 proof
Jade Edouard 72% alcohol by volume or 144 proof
Sebor is 55% alcohol by volume or 110 proof
Jade Nouvelle Orleans 68% abv (136 proof)
Mari Mayans Collectors 70 is 70% alcohol by volume or 140 proof
La Fee Parisian 68% abv is 136 proof
Lucid Absinthe which is 62% abv is 124 proof
Jade Verte Suisse 65% abv or 130 proof
Pernod Absinthe 68% abv (136 proof)
Kuber 53 is 53% abv or 106 proof
Pere Kermanns is 60% abv or 120 proof
Jade PF 1901 68% alcohol by volume (136 proof)
La Fee XS Absinthe Suisse 53% alcohol by volume (106 proof)
Roquette 1797 75% alcohol by volume (150 proof)
La Fee Bohemian 70% alcohol by volumne which is 140 proof

Let’s now compare Absinthe to several other beverages:-

Whisky such as Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch 40% alcohol by volume is 80 proof
Absinthe can be up to 75% alcohol by volume (150 proof)
Table Wine 9-12% abv is 18-24 proof
Beer tends to be 4 or 5% alcohol by volume (8-10 proof)

The information on the alcohol.com website worked out if you have 1 shot of Everclear which is 190 proof is equivalent to drinking two.85 bottles of beer and about 3 brandies. With this information we can establish that one shot of Absinthe is equivalent to 2.25 cans of beer. So, the twenty-two shots of Absinthe is equivalent to forty-nine.5 beers!

As you can see, Absinthe is much stronger than as wine and beer and even whisky. We therefore need to be careful when consuming Absinthe, not because it will make us have hallucinations, but because it is so strong and will intoxicate quickly. We need to take particular care when mixing Absinthe with other alcoholic drinks in cocktails.

Care always needs to be taken when making your own Absinthe drink. When you buy an Absinthe kit like Green Devil then you are simply steeping herbs in a neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka. Everclear has an abv of 95% which is 190 proof so it is much stronger than commercial Absinthe. Absinthe essences for Absinthekit.some also have to be mixed with a neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka. Your finished Absinthe will be whatever the proof or abv of the neutral alcohol you have used.

In Absinthe what is the percentage? For commercial Absinthe just look on the bottle label or if you order online, look at the product details for abv or proof. If you are making your own Absinthe from a kit, you need to look at the bottle of Everclear or vodka that you are using.