Understanding How To Brew Absinthe

If you reside in a country where


it’s difficult to get real wormwood Absinthe, or you just fancy having a go at creating your own Absinthe, you will want to understand how to brew Absinthe from home.

Henri-Louis Pernod made his Absinthe with a wine base and herbs such as aniseed, hyssop, fennel, lemon balm, star anise, angelica, veronica, juniper, dittany and also nutmeg. Czech company Sebor use a mixture of 13 herbs, which includes chamomile and mint in addition to wormwood, and a 100 year old recipe to create their Absinthe.

You will find 3 main methods to create your own Absinthe drink:-

1.Use a recipe to distill your own Absinthe liquor.
2.Use an Absinthe Kit with a mixture of herbs and instructions.
3.Work with an Absinthe essence

How to Brew Absinthe By using a Recipe

Distilling liquor from home is illegal in the majority of countries if you do not have a license and is also quite complicated. Typical home-brew recipes contain:-

– Wormwood (Grande Wormwood, Artemisia Absinthium)
– Green Anise
– Fennel
– Alcohol

The ingredients are first macerated for several hours, heated and after that slowly distilled and then colored with extra herbs for instance lemon balm, hyssop and petite wormwood. The amalgamation is then heated once more, then filtered as well as diluted.

Other recipes do not require distillation, just a blend of herbs with alcohol. For example:-
– 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
– ¼ 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 leave for 1-2 weeks inside a cool dark place. Filter or sieve out the wormwood and blend additional herbs. Wait around for 3 to 4 days then filter or sieve again. The Absinthe is ready.

Brewing Absinthe at home in these ways isn’t recommended. Distilling is tricky and often illegal and simply mixing the herbs with alcohol does not provide a true Absinthe.

How To Brew Absinthe by using a Herbal Blend Kit

There are numerous herbal kits on sale online, for example the kits from Green Devil. Their kits include:-
– Their unique micron filtering system.
– An Absinthe blend containing grande wormwood, hyssop, calamus, melissa, anise seed, fennel seed, star anise as well as coriander see.
– Absinthe flavoring and finishing mixture containing more herbal ingredients.

Their Deluxe kit also contains two Absinthe spoons, two Absinthe glasses, a 1000ml bottle, two bottle labels, two muslin bags for infusing the herbs, a poster as well as a pamphlet made up of info and instructions.

They claim their completed Absinthe will consist of approximately 70-90mg of thujone per liter – rather a large amount of thujone, the substance present in wormwood which was once claimed to cause psychedelic effects. There isn’t any distilling involved therefore the Absinthe produced will not be a genuine 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 produced from standard Absinthe herbs and are already distilled. Simply just mix the essence with Everclear or vodka and you will have your own personal bottle of the Green Fairy.

4 forms of essence are available – one to produce 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. All of them contain real wormwood and so are essences utilized by the Absinthe industry.

AbsintheKit.com also sell their essences in kits containing enough essence to make 14 bottles of Absinthe, bottle labels and a plastic measure. See their site to obtain more data on how to brew Absinthe using their essences.