If you are living in a country where it is actually difficult to find real wormwood Absinthe, or perhaps you just fancy having a go at making your very own Absinthe, you will need to know how to brew Absinthe at home.
Henri-Louis Pernod made his Absinthe with a wine base and herbs which includes aniseed, hyssop, fennel, lemon balm, star anise, angelica, veronica, juniper, dittany as well as nutmeg. Czech company Sebor work with a mixture of 13 herbs, which includes chamomile and mint together with wormwood, and a 100 year old recipe to create their Absinthe.
There are 3 main ways to create your own Absinthe drink:-
1.Make use of a recipe to distill your own Absinthe liquor.
2.Make use of an Absinthe Kit with a combination of herbs and instructions.
3.Use an Absinthe essence
How to Brew Absinthe By using a Recipe
Distilling liquor from home is against the law in many countries unless you have a license and is quite challenging www.absinthe-drink.com. Typical home-brew recipes include:-
– Wormwood (Grande Wormwood, Artemisia Absinthium)
– Green Anise
The components are first macerated for a few hours, heated and after that slowly distilled and then colored with extra herbs including lemon balm, hyssop and petite wormwood. The mixture is then heated once again, then filtered and diluted.
Other recipes don’t require distillation, merely a blend of herbs with alcohol. As an 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
– Â¼ teaspoon each of caraway seeds and also coriander seeds
– 1 liter of Everclear or vodka
In a bottle blend chopped dried wormwood together with the alcohol and leave for 1-2 weeks within a cool dark place. Filter or sieve out the wormwood and mix in additional herbs more help. Wait for 3 to 4 days after which you can filter or sieve again. The Absinthe is already ready.
Brewing Absinthe at home through these ways isn’t encouraged. Distilling is tricky and usually illegal and merely mixing the herbs with alcohol doesn’t give you a true Absinthe.
How To Brew Absinthe with a Herbal Blend Kit
There are various herbal kits on sale online, for example the kits from Green Devil. Their kits include:-
– Their unique micron filtering method.
– An Absinthe blend containing grande wormwood, hyssop, calamus, melissa, anise seed, fennel seed, star anise and coriander see.
– Absinthe flavoring and finishing combination containing a lot 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 plus a pamphlet containing information and instructions.
They claim that the completed Absinthe will comprise up to 70-90mg of thujone per liter – rather a great deal of thujone, the substance seen in wormwood which was once claimed to cause psychedelic effects. There isn’t any distilling involved so the Absinthe produced won’t be a genuine Absinthe.
How To Brew Absinthe Using an Essence
Absinthe essences are available to buy from AbsintheKit.com are an easy way to create real Absinthe from home. The essences are produced from classic Absinthe herbs and so are already distilled. Simply just mix the essence with Everclear or vodka and you have your own personal bottle of the Green Fairy.
4 kinds of essence can be found – one to produce a classic verte Absinthe, one to make a clear La Bleue style Absinthe, one to produce an orange flavored Absinthe and another to produce a stronger more bitter Absinthe. All of them contain real wormwood and are essences employed 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 get more information on how to brew Absinthe with their essences.