Knowing What to Mix Absinthe With

The original


way of serving Absinthe is by using a strategy known as the Ritual and also to dilute it with water. Some individuals are uninterested of drinking Absinthe in this manner and wish to realize what to mix Absinthe with. I hope that this information will help you to enjoy Absinthe all the more.

Absinthe is usually a strong liquor which happens to be flavored with natural herbs such as grande wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel. Additionally, it sometimes contains petite wormwood (artemisia pontica). The aniseed gives the drink its wonderful anise taste as well as the wormwood provides the Absinthe its characteristic bitter or slightly sour flavour.

Grande wormwood is made up of thujone, named 3 thujamone or 3 sabinone by the book The IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry. Thujone is actually a ketone as well as a monoterpene much like the other terpenes, menthol and camphor. Various other names that thujone extracted from wormwood has been termed as are Absinthol, salvinol and tanacetone.

Thujone is the reason why Absinthe was banned in many countries in the early 1900s. It had been the thujone that has been held accountable for the insanity and suicide of Van Gogh and several artists and writers reported that drinking Absinthe provided them their genius and inspiration through dreams and hallucinations. The renowned Absinthe drinker Oscar Wilde said of Absinthe:
“After the first glass of Absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.” Who knows what could happen after a whole bottle?!

We now know that Absinthe is not any more harmful than some other strong spirit just like vodka and whisky, though it is two times the strength. Studies have shown that Absinthe only contains traces of thujone and therefore it’s not possible to ingest enough Absinthe for thujone to have any negative or harmful effects. It will not make you hallucinate or go insane and it is now legal in most countries. It remains illegal in Ireland however the Irish can order it from overseas and get it shipped for personal consumption.

You could make your personal bottled Absinthe by making use of Absinthe essences from These essences are produced by distilling traditional Absinthe herbs and all you have to do should be to mix them together with vodka or Everclear – an easy and affordable approach to make Absinthe.

What to Mix Absinthe With

Seeing that Absinthe is legal in the majority of countries, we can easily try out using it in cocktails or make classic Absinthe cocktails just like the New Orleans Sazerac or Death in the Afternoon.

Sazerac Menu

1 teaspoon of a high quality Absinthe
Ice cubes
A sugar cube or maybe 1 teaspoon of sugar.
1 ½ ounces of Rye whisky (not bourbon)
3 dashes of angostura bitters
1 Lemon peel twist

Freeze a glass in your freezer.
Swirl the Absinthe around the glass to coat the sides and also bottom of the glass. Throw away (or drink!) the excess.
Place the additional ingredients within a cocktail shaker or mixer and shake for around ½ a minute.
Pour to the glass, incorporating the lemon peel.

Death in the Afternoon

5 ounces of cooled champagne combined with 1 ounce of Absinthe – delightful!

Many people prefer to use mixers such as lemonade, 7UP and cherryade with their Absinthe and I have even been aware of Red Bull being combined with Absinthe! Be resourceful when deciding what to mix Absinthe with, use recipes off of the Internet but provide them with your own personal twist or makeup your very own. Have a good time.