If you reside in a country where
it’s difficult to find real wormwood Absinthe, or maybe you just fancy having a go at making your personal Absinthe, you will want to understand how to brew Absinthe in your own home.
Henri-Louis Pernod manufactured his Absinthe with a wine base and herbs which includes aniseed, hyssop, fennel, lemon balm, star anise, angelica, veronica, juniper, dittany and also nutmeg. Czech company Sebor make use of a blend of 13 herbs, such as chamomile and mint together with wormwood, and a 100 year old recipe to produce their Absinthe.
You can find 3 main ways to create your own Absinthe drink:-
1.Make use of a recipe to distill your own Absinthe liquor.
2.Make use of an Absinthe Kit with a blend of herbs and instructions.
3.Use an Absinthe essence
How to Brew Absinthe By using a Recipe
Distilling liquor at home is against the law in the majority of countries if you do not have a license and is also quite challenging. Typical home-brew recipes consist of:-
– Wormwood (Grande Wormwood, Artemisia Absinthium)
– Green Anise
The ingredients are first macerated for many hours, heated and then slowly distilled and then colored with extra herbs for instance lemon balm, hyssop and petite wormwood. The amalgamation is then heated once again, then filtered and also diluted.
Other recipes do not require distillation, just a blend of herbs with alcohol. For instance:-
– 30g/ 1 ounce dried Wormwood
– 1 teaspoon hyssop
– 1 tablespoon angelica
– 1 pinch of fennel seeds (can use anise instead)
– 1 teaspoon of lemon balm
– Â¼ teaspoon each of caraway seeds and also coriander seeds
– 1 liter of Everclear or vodka
In a bottle blend chopped dried wormwood together with the alcohol and leave for 1-2 weeks in a cool dark place. Filter or sieve out the wormwood and blend the other herbs. Wait around for three or four days then filter or sieve again. The Absinthe is now ready.
Brewing Absinthe at home through these ways is not encouraged. Distilling is tricky and in most cases illegal and just mixing the herbs with alcohol does not provide a true Absinthe.
How To Brew Absinthe using a Herbal Blend Kit
There are numerous herbal kits for sale online, as an example the kits from Green Devil. Their kits include:-
– Their own unique micron filtering system.
– An Absinthe blend that contains grande wormwood, hyssop, calamus, melissa, anise seed, fennel seed, star anise and coriander see.
– Absinthe flavoring and finishing mixture 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 plus a pamphlet containing info and instructions.
They claim their finished Absinthe will consist of up to 70-90mg of thujone per liter – rather a large amount of thujone, the substance seen in wormwood which was once claimed to cause psychedelic effects. There is no distilling involved therefore the Absinthe produced won’t be a genuine Absinthe.
How To Brew Absinthe With an Essence
Absinthe essences are for sale to purchase from AbsintheKit.com are an easy way to make real Absinthe at home. The essences are manufactured from traditional Absinthe herbs and are already distilled. Simply mix the essence with Everclear or vodka and you’ve got your very own bottle of the Green Fairy.
4 forms of essence can be obtained – 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 produce a stronger more bitter Absinthe. Each of them contain real wormwood and so are essences employed by the Absinthe industry.
AbsintheKit.com also sell their essences in kits containing enough essence to create 14 bottles of Absinthe, bottle labels as well as a plastic measure. See the website to get more data on how to brew Absinthe with their essences.