A person should know to brew Absinthe at home if it is hard to find real wormwood Absinthe in his country.
Henri-Louis Pernod used a wine base and herbs including aniseed, hyssop, fennel, lemon balm, star anise, angelica, veronica, juniper, dittany and nutmeg for making his Green Fairy. 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 to make their Absinthe.
There are 3 main ways to make your own Absinthe drink:-
1.Absinthe liquor can be distilled by a recipe.
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
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 instance:-
– 30g/ 1 ounce dried Wormwood is required
– Take 1 teaspoon hyssop
– There is necessity of 1 tablespoon angelica
– 1 pinch of fennel seeds or anise seeds
– 1 teaspoon of lemon balm
– Take 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. Filter or sieve out the wormwood and mix in the other herbs. One will have to wait for 3 or 4 days and then filter again. The Absinthe is ready now.
Brewing Absinthe at home in these ways is not recommended. Distilling is an illegal process and simply mixing the herbs with alcohol does not give a real Absinthe.
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. Their kits are available with these things
– Unique micron filtration system is done for them.
– An Absinthe blend containing grande wormwood, hyssop, calamus, melissa, anise seed, fennel seed, star anise and coriander see.
– Absinthe flavoring and finishing blend which contains more herbal ingredients.
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.A real Absinthe can be prepared at home by visiting AbsintheKit.com. One can get essences that are distilled and made from traditional Absinthe herbs. After mixing the essence with Everclear or vodka one can have his own bottle of Absinthe.
A person can get 4 types of essence – one to make a classic verte Absinthe, one to make a clear La Bleue style Absinthe, one to make an orange flavored Absinthe and one to make a stronger more bitter Absinthe. Essences are used by the Absinthe industry and they all include real wormwood.
AbsintheKit.There are essence, bottle labels and a plastic measure in the Absinthe kits sold at the site AbsintheKit.com. To know more about brewing Absinthe with their essences one should go through their website.