If you live in a country where
it is difficult to get real wormwood Absinthe, or you just fancy having a go at doing your own personal Absinthe, you should understand how to brew Absinthe at home.
Henri-Louis Pernod manufactured his Absinthe with a wine base and herbs such as aniseed, hyssop, fennel, lemon balm, star anise, angelica, veronica, juniper, dittany and nutmeg. Czech company Sebor use a mixture of 13 herbs, including chamomile and mint along with wormwood, and a 100 year old recipe to produce their Absinthe.
You will find 3 main methods to make your own Absinthe drink:-
1.Use a recipe to distill your own Absinthe liquor.
2.Make use of an Absinthe Kit with a mixture of herbs and instructions.
3.Use an Absinthe essence
How to Brew Absinthe Utilizing a Recipe
Distilling liquor from home is illegal in many countries unless you have a license and is also quite challenging. Standard home-brew recipes consist of:-
– Wormwood (Grande Wormwood, Artemisia Absinthium)
– Green Anise
The ingredients are first macerated for several hours, heated after which slowly distilled then colored with extra herbs just like lemon balm, hyssop and petite wormwood. The amalgamation is then heated once more, then filtered and also diluted.
Other recipes don’t require distillation, merely a mixture of herbs with alcohol. For instance:-
– 30g/ 1 ounce dried Wormwood
– 1 teaspoon hyssop
– 1 tablespoon angelica
– 1 pinch of fennel seeds (are able to use anise instead)
– 1 teaspoon of lemon balm
– Â¼ teaspoon each of caraway seeds and coriander seeds
– 1 liter of Everclear or vodka
In a bottle blend chopped dried wormwood together with the alcohol and then leave for 1-2 weeks in a cool dark place. Filter or sieve out the wormwood and blend additional herbs. Wait for 3 or 4 days after which you can filter or sieve again. The Absinthe is already ready.
Brewing Absinthe from home in these ways just isn’t encouraged. Distilling is tricky and in most cases illegal and simply mixing the herbs with alcohol isn’t going to give a true Absinthe.
How To Brew Absinthe by using a Herbal Blend Kit
There are various herbal kits on sale online, as an example the kits from Green Devil. Their kits include:-
– Their unique micron filtering system.
– 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 containing 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 containing information and instructions.
They claim their completed Absinthe will comprise as much as 70-90mg of thujone per liter – rather a large amount of thujone, the substance found in wormwood which has been once claimed to result in psychedelic effects. There isn’t any distilling involved therefore the Absinthe produced will not be a true Absinthe.
How To Brew Absinthe With an Essence
Absinthe essences are for sale to purchase from AbsintheKit.com are an easy way to create real Absinthe at home. The essences are made from classic Absinthe herbs and therefore are already distilled. Simply mix the essence with Everclear or vodka and you have your own bottle of the Green Fairy.
4 kinds of essence can be obtained – one to make 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 used by the Absinthe industry.
AbsintheKit.com furthermore sell their essences in kits containing enough essence to produce 14 bottles of Absinthe, bottle labels plus a plastic measure. See their website to obtain additional information on how to brew Absinthe with their essences.