Where to Find Absinthe Online?

There are so many websites selling Absinthe and Absinthekits that its hard to know where to buy Absinthe online, especially if you’re new to Absinthe. Absintheliquor.com is probably the best as they also supply the same absinthe essence to the liquor industry from their industrial site distillery-yeast.com.

Absinthe, referred to as the Green Fairy or La Fee Verte, is a strong alcoholic beverage with an anise taste. Henri-Louise Pernod’s original Absinthe was made with a wine alcohol base and flavored with herbs such as grande wormwood, aniseed and fennel. Absinthe which is distilled at high proof and is very strong, it is served with iced water to dilute it. It is approximately twice as strong as other spirits such as vodka and whisky.

Absinthe contains the herb wormwood that gives the drink its characteristic bitter taste. The chemical thujone is in wormwood which caused it to be banned in the early 1900s. It was thought that thujone was psychoactive and harmful to health. Tests have now shown that Absinthe only contains trace amounts of thujone and is not harmful.

Absinthe is enjoyed after using a preparation technique called The Ritual. A shot of Absinthe in an Absinthe glass is diluted with water dripped over a cube of sugar in an Absinthe spoon. When the water mixes into the alcohol, causing the drink to louche becoming cloudy. Only Absinthe containing real herbs and oils will louche properly.

Where online to buy real Absinthe

To enjoy Absinthe properly you need to order quality Absinthe. An Absinthe which has wormwood. Most websites will give details about abv (or proof) and thujone content. For example, Absinth24.net says that Absinthe La Clandestine has an abv of 53% but has less than 30mg of thujone. Thedrinkshop.com, which is a UK based company gives very good product descriptions of the Absinthe available to order on their web shop and also has product reviews.

A good way of making sure that you use quality Absinthe, is to make your own. Home distillation is illegal in most countries unless you have a license and Absinthe just is not real without the distillation process. But, AbsintheKit. sells real wormwood Absinthe essences which is distilled by CO2 distillation. They contain natural, traditional herbs and are the same essences that AbsintheKit sell to the Absinthe industry. They are already distilled so you don’t have to do anything apart from mixing 20ml of essence with 730ml of vodka or Everclear. So, that’s it – very easy.

The essences come in 4 different varieties:-

Absinthe Classic Essence – The essence which makes a classic Absinthe with thujone content of 35 mg.

Absinthe White Essence – Is an essence used to make clear Absinthe reminiscent of Swiss La Bleue Absinthes. This essence produces an Absinthe with a 35 mg thujone content.

Absinthe Orange Essence – Flavored with orange oil with a thujone content of 35 mg.

Absinthe 55 Strong Essence – Produces a darker green Absinthe and has a stronger wormwood flavor. The content of thujone will be 55mg.

The essences are available in 20ml bottles, to make one 750ml bottle of Absinthe, or in 280ml bottles to make 14 bottles of Absinthe. The AbsintheKits contain a 280 ml bottle of essence, a plastic measure and artistic bottle labels.

To buy Absinthe online it is important to get quality Absinthe that tastes right and that louches. Search for companies selling award winning brand or make your own from essences.