There are several websites giving Absinthe recipes as well as
tutorials and help concerning how to distill Absinthe, the Green Fairy, or La Fee Verte, the strong alcoholic beverage enjoyed by the likes of Van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway.
If you are in the United States and you simply would like to distill your own Absinthe, or any other alcohol, officially you need a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms because it is illegal to distill alcohol without having a proper license.
How to Distill Absinthe at Home
Recipes and guides on the net consist of the subsequent recipes:-
A recipe similar to an 1855 Pontarlier Recipe
– Macerate 25g wormwood (organic name Artemesia Absinthium), 50g fennel and 50g anise in 950ml 85% abv within a 2 liter flask.
– Put 450ml mineral water.
– Do a pot still distillation, gather 950ml of distillate.
– Separate 400ml of the distillate and mix in 10g of Roman Wormwood (Artemisia Pontica), 5g lemon balm, 10g hyssop and macerate at 60C.
– Filter and mix with the remaining 550ml distillate and dilute to 74% abv to produce 1 liter of Absinthe.
(Recipe from www.homedistiller.org and initially from “Scientific American”, June 1989)
Various other recipes on the internet consist of additional herbs just like sage, mint, galangal, ginger, sweet flag, licorice, aniseed, cinnamon, nutmeg as well as cardamon.
Distillation isn’t just illegal in certain countries but it’s also complicated. Thankfully, you will find kits available on the web from different suppliers to enable you to make Absinthe from home simply and without difficulty without making use of distillation.
Absinthe Essence Kits
AbsintheKit.com develop Absinthe essences for the Absinthe industry as well as for consumers. The essences are manufactured with top-quality essential oils and herbs and by hi-tech carbon dioxide distillation. Every essence is already distilled, all you need to do is mix by using a neutral alcohol base just like Everclear or vodka and you then can enjoy your own personal Absinthe from home.
The Absinthe essences may either be bought in 20ml bottles at $3.95 ($4.95 for Strong 55) that is enough to create one 750ml bottle of Absinthe, or even in a 280ml bottle (to make 14 bottles of Absinthe) inside a kit with artistic bottle labels as well as a helpful plastic measure. The kits are $29 or $39 for the Strong 55 kit.
Four types of essence are available – one to make a classic green Absinthe, an orange oil flavoured essence, an essence to produce clear Swiss style Absinthe and a stronger essence to produce an Absinthe with a more bitter wormwood flavor. All essences contain real wormwood as well as other traditional herbs just like aniseed and fennel. The Strong 55 gives a thujone content of 55mg per 750ml bottle of Absinthe and also the other essences provide a content of 35mg.
There exists a guide regarding how to make use of the essences within the AbsintheKit.com website.
AbsintheKit.com likewise sell replicas of antique nineteenth century Absinthe glasses, just like the Pontarlier glass, and Absinthe spoons, including the famous Eiffel Tower spoon designed to commemorate the opening of the Eiffel Tower in 1889. While using proper Absinthiana (Absinthe equipment) will really put you in the right mood to get ready and drink your excellent Absinthe drink.