There are several types of Absinthe kits obtainableto get online, every one of them created to create your individual “Green Fairy” bottled Absinthe drinks.
With some kits you need to follow a recipe and steep an array of traditional Absinthe herbs, like wormwood, aniseed and fennel, for several days or use a special 2 step steeping process. Along with other Absinthe kits, you need to mix Absinthe herbs which has a neutral alcohol base, for example vodka, and then filter the mixture after a couple of days. Neither of these methods will make real Absinthe since there is no distillation involved.
Many of these Absinthe kits may also be dangerous. One available on the internet claimed to create an Absinthe liquor with a thujone content of 80-90mg. Studies show that vintage Absinthe from the 19th century and early 1900s contained only a tiny amount of thujone, nowhere near 80mg! Thujone is a chemical seen in wormwood which can be toxic and impact the GABA receptors inside the brain triggering muscle spasms and convulsions when taken in large quantities.
Absinthe was forbidden in early 1900s as it was considered to have psychedelic effects, trigger insanity and hallucinations. This has now been entirely disproved and Absinthe is legal generally in most countries. Absinthe is no more hazardous than any of the other powerful spirits just like whisky and vodka.
Absinthe Kits from AbsintheKit.com
The Absinthe kits from AbsintheKit.com contain an Absinthe essence, manufactured from distilling traditional Absinthe herbs (wormwood, aniseed, fennel and star anise), bottle labels along with a measure to measure out the essence. These essences are the very same essences which the company also market to the Absinthe industry.
A 280ml bottle of essence can make 14 bottles of Absinthe and four forms of essence can be obtained:-
– Absinthe Classics Essence – The main seller and the one that’s sold the most to the Absinthe industry. This essence can make classic green Absinthe and a 750ml bottle of Absinthe made using this essence will consist of 35mg of thujone.
– White Absinthe Pro – This essence will make a 35mg thujone content Swiss style clear Absinthe such as a La Bleue. If you’d prefer the Swiss clandestine forms of Absinthe then this is the selection for you.
– Orange Absinthe Pro – Flavored with real orange oil, this essence is likely to make an excellent orange flavored yellow-orange Absinthe with a 35mg thujone content. Absinthe with a twist!
– Absinthe 55 Strong Pro – This Absinthe essence creates a stronger and greener Absinthe which has a higher thujone content – 55mg. This essence contains more wormwood and so provides a more bitter flavor.
Every one of these essences contain a safe amount of thujone and are user friendly following the instructions provided. All you need to do is measure out 20ml of essence and blend with 730ml of neutral alcohol just like vodka or Everclear. You can include sugar if you like a smoother Absinthe. There you have it, your own personal Green Fairy!
As well as Absinthe kits, AbsintheKit.com also sell beautiful duplicate Absinthe glasses and spoons. The Ritual is just not right without a traditional glass and spoon because to get ready proper Absinthe you have to drip iced water over a sugar cube on a slotted spoon to gradually mix with the Absinthe and induce the Absinthe to louche.