If you are living in a country where
it is actually difficult to get real wormwood Absinthe, or maybe you just fancy having a go at creating your own Absinthe, you should 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 nutmeg. Czech company Sebor make use of a combination of 13 herbs, which includes chamomile and mint along with wormwood, and a 100 year old recipe to create their Absinthe.
You can find 3 main ways to create your own Absinthe drink:-
1.Work with a recipe to distill your own Absinthe liquor.
2.Use an Absinthe Kit with a blend of herbs and instructions.
3.Make use of 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 also quite complicated. Regular home-brew recipes contain:-
– Wormwood (Grande Wormwood, Artemisia Absinthium)
– Green Anise
The ingredients are first macerated for a few hours, heated and then slowly distilled and then colored with extra herbs including lemon balm, hyssop and petite wormwood. The mixture will then be heated once again, then filtered as well as diluted.
Other recipes don’t require distillation, just a mixture of herbs with alcohol. As an example:-
– 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 as well as coriander seeds
– 1 liter of Everclear or vodka
In a bottle mix chopped dried wormwood with the alcohol and then leave for 1-2 weeks in a cool dark place. Filter or sieve out the wormwood and mix in the other herbs. Wait around for 3 or 4 days then filter or sieve again. The Absinthe is ready.
Brewing Absinthe in your own home through these ways isn’t advised. Distilling is tricky and usually illegal and simply mixing the herbs with alcohol doesn’t give you a true Absinthe.
How To Brew Absinthe with a Herbal Blend Kit
There are many different herbal kits on sale online, as an example the kits from Green Devil. Their kits include:-
– Their own unique micron filtering method.
– An Absinthe blend made up of grande wormwood, hyssop, calamus, melissa, anise seed, fennel seed, star anise and also coriander see.
– Absinthe flavoring and finishing mixture made up of 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 and a pamphlet made up of info and instructions.
They claim their finished Absinthe will contain up to 70-90mg of thujone per liter – rather a great deal of thujone, the chemical found in wormwood that was once claimed to cause psychedelic effects. There isn’t any distilling involved so the Absinthe produced will not be a true Absinthe.
How To Brew Absinthe Using an Essence
Absinthe essences are for sale to buy from AbsintheKit.com are an easy way to make real Absinthe in your own home. The essences are made from standard Absinthe herbs and so are already distilled. Just mix the essence with Everclear or vodka and you will have your very own bottle of the Green Fairy.
4 kinds of essence can be found – 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 create a stronger more bitter Absinthe. Each of them contain real wormwood and are essences utilized by the Absinthe industry.
AbsintheKit.com also sell their essences in kits that contains enough essence to produce 14 bottles of Absinthe, bottle labels and a plastic measure. See the website to obtain additional facts on how to brew Absinthe using their essences.