How To Use Absinthe

Absinthe has once more turned into a popular drink and, with the legalization of a few brands of Absinthe in 2007 in America, it could even be declared we are experiencing an Absinthe revival. Yet, some individuals don’t truly know how to use Absinthe correctly or maybe what Absinthe is.

What Exactly is Absinthe

Absinthe is not a hallucinogen or perhaps a drug. It is a strong alcoholic beverage with an alcohol by quantity of up to 75% plus an anise flavor.

Legend has it that Absinthe was developed by Dr Pierre Ordinaire in Couvet, Switzerland in the eighteenth century being an elixir for his patients. By the turn of the 19th century Henri-Louis Pernod was distilling Absinthe and promoting it commercially Pernod used a wine alcohol base distilled with different types of natural herbs for example wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), fennel, aniseed, star anise, hyssop, lemon balm, angelica, juniper, dittany, nutmeg and melissa.

Absinthe, or La Fee Verte (Green Fairy) while it grew to become known in France, became such a favorite drink that it even becamevery popular than wine in France. Absinthe bars became popular and also the “Ritual” or traditional way of using and preparing Absinthe was created.

Absinthe was forbidden in France in 1915 after it had been claimed that Absinthe comprised psychoactive chemicals and cause hallucinations, convulsions, insanity and death. It is now known that these particular claims were false. Absinthe cannot and does not cause such effects. Absinthe was legalized in a great many countries during the 1990s.

How to Use Absinthe the Traditional Method

To prepare Absinthe in the standard technique is to utilize the “Ritual”.

You should have:-
– A big glass or Absinthe glass.
– Absinthe
– An Absinthe spoon – replica glasses and spoons can be purchased online at together with top-quality Absinthe essences to produce your individual Absinthe.
– A sugar cube.
– A carafe of iced water.

Pour a shot of Absinthe in the glass.
Rest the spoon about the rim of the glass and set the sugar cube over the spoon.
Slowly drip, rather than pour, the iced water above the sugar to dissolve it.
Watch the Absinthe louche as the water blends to the Absinthe. The essential oils within the Absinthe are not soluble in water so result in the mixture to louche or go cloudy.
Stir your Absinthe and like the taste of the Green Fairy.

Keep in mind that although Absinthe will not give you hallucinations, it is a strong drink and it’s also quite simple to get drunk on Absinthe. Absinthe is produced from a curious mixture of herbs – some are naturally sedative naturally while others are stimulants. This mixture of herbs can grant an extremely different drunkenness than that caused by other spirits or wine or beer. Some describe it as being a “clear headed” drunkenness.

The Czech or Bohemian Method

With this method, once you’ve poured the shot of Absinthe into the glass you dip the sugar cube in the alcohol after which set it alight on the spoon with a match. When the sugar has caramelized and melted through the spoon and in the Absinthe, you add the iced water.

The Bohemian method is a modern method and is a bit of fun really instead of a serious technique of drinking Absinthe read more. It could also be slightly dangerous since the whole glass of Absinthe can catch fire, somewhat of a waste of Absinthe! Be cautious.

The Ritual is easily the most popular method of using Absinthe but Absinthe could also be used in cocktails – constitute your personal or do some searching online for cocktail recipes to provide you with inspiration on how to use Absinthe.