Mastering What to Mix Absinthe With

The conventional method of serving Absinthe is to try using a method referred to as the Ritual also to dilute it with water. A number of people are uninterested of drinking Absinthe in this way and want to know what to mix Absinthe Hopefully this article enable you to enjoy Absinthe much more.

Absinthe is a strong liquor which happens to be flavored with natural herbs such as grande wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel. In addition, it sometimes contains petite wormwood (artemisia pontica). The aniseed gives the drink its fantastic anise taste and also the wormwood gives the Absinthe its characteristic bitter or slightly sour flavor.

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

Thujone is why Absinthe was banned in many countries in the early 1900s. It was the thujone that was blamed for the madness and suicide of Van Gogh and several artists and writers claimed that drinking Absinthe provided them their genius and creativity by means of dreams and hallucinations. The famous Absinthe drinker Oscar Wilde stated 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 following a whole bottle?!

We now know that Absinthe is not any more dangerous than some other strong spirit just like vodka and whisky, even though it is double the strength. Research has revealed that Absinthe only contains traces of thujone and therefore it isn’t likely to consume enough Absinthe for thujone to obtain any negative or harmful effects. It won’t cause you to hallucinate or go insane and it’s now legal in most countries. It’s still illegal in Ireland nevertheless the Irish can order it from abroad and get it shipped for private consumption.

You could make your own personal bottled Absinthe by utilizing Absinthe essences from These essences are made by distilling classic Absinthe herbs and all you need to do would be to mix them together with vodka or Everclear – a simple and cost-effective strategy to make Absinthe.

What to Mix Absinthe With

Now that Absinthe is legal for most countries, we could try out utilizing it in cocktails or create classic Absinthe cocktails such as the New Orleans Sazerac or Death in the Afternoon.

Sazerac Menu

1 teaspoon of a high quality Absinthe
Ice cubes
A sugar cube or perhaps 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 round the glass to coat the sides and bottom part of the glass. Discard (or drink!) the surplus.
Position the many other ingredients in a cocktail shaker or mixer and shake for around ½ a minute.
Pour in the glass, incorporating the lemon peel.

Death in the Afternoon

5 ounces of refrigerated champagne blended with 1 ounce of Absinthe – delicious!

Some individuals 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 inventive when deciding what you should mix Absinthe with, use recipes off the Internet but give them your own personal twist or make up your very own. Enjoy yourself.