How To Distill Absinthe Adequately

There are several websites giving Absinthe recipes and even tutorials and help regarding 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 wish to distill your own personal Absinthe, or some 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 web consist of the subsequent recipes:-

A recipe just like an 1855 Pontarlier Recipe
– Macerate 25g wormwood (botanical name Artemesia Absinthium), 50g fennel and 50g anise in 950ml 85% abv in a 2 liter flask.
– Add 450ml mineral water.
– Perform a pot still distillation, gather 950ml of distillate.
– Split 400ml of the distillate and blend 10g of Roman Wormwood (Artemisia Pontica), 5g lemon balm, 10g hyssop and macerate at 60C.
– Filter and mix with all the leftover 550ml distillate and dilute to 74% abv to make 1 liter of Absinthe.

(Recipe from and formerly from “Scientific American”, June 1989)

Various other recipes on the web include additional herbs such as sage, mint, galangal, ginger, sweet flag, licorice, aniseed, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamon.

Distillation isn’t just illegal in a few countries but it is also complex Thankfully, you can find kits available online from different suppliers to help you make Absinthe from home simply and without difficulty without making use of distillation.

Absinthe Essence Kits create Absinthe essences for the Absinthe industry and for consumers. The essences are created with top-quality essential oils and herbs and by hi-tech carbon dioxide distillation. Every essence has already been distilled, all you have to do is mix with a neutral alcohol base like Everclear or vodka and you then can enjoy your very own Absinthe in your own home.

The Absinthe essences may either be obtained in 20ml bottles at $3.95 ($4.95 for Strong 55) which is enough to create one 750ml bottle of Absinthe, or perhaps in a 280ml bottle (to make 14 bottles of Absinthe) within a kit with artistic bottle labels plus a handy 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 flavored essence, an essence to produce clear Swiss style Absinthe as well as a stronger essence to make an Absinthe with a more bitter wormwood flavor bonuses. All essences consist of real wormwood and other traditional herbs like aniseed and fennel. The Strong 55 provides a thujone content of 55mg per 750ml bottle of Absinthe and the other essences provide a content of 35mg.

There exists a guide concerning how to utilize the essences on the website. additionally sell replicas of antique 19th century Absinthe glasses, just like the Pontarlier glass, and Absinthe spoons, such as the famous Eiffel Tower spoon designed to commemorate the opening of the Eiffel Tower in 1889. Using the proper Absinthiana (Absinthe equipment) will truly put you in the correct mood to prepare and drink your perfect Absinthe drink.