Mastering What to Mix Absinthe With

The original technique of serving Absinthe is by using an approach called The Ritual also to dilute it with water. Some people are bored of drinking Absinthe in this manner and would like to realize what to mix Absinthe Hopefully this article motivate you to enjoy Absinthe even more.

Absinthe is actually a strong liquor which happens to be flavored with herbal plants which includes grande wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel. In addition, it sometimes consists of petite wormwood (artemisia pontica). The aniseed provides the drink its amazing anise taste as well as the wormwood provides the Absinthe its attribute 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 actually a ketone as well as a monoterpene like the other terpenes, menthol and camphor. Some other names that thujone extracted from wormwood has been referred to as are Absinthol, salvinol and tanacetone.

Thujone is why Absinthe was banned in many countries during the early 1900s. It was the thujone that has been blamed for the madness and suicide of Van Gogh and several artists and writers reported that drinking Absinthe provided them their genius and motivation by way of dreams and hallucinations. The well-known Absinthe drinker Oscar Wilde explained 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.” You will never know what could happen after having a whole bottle?!

We now know that Absinthe is not any more dangerous than almost every other strong spirit just like vodka and whisky, even though it is two times the strength. Research has shown that Absinthe only consists of traces of thujone and therefore it’s not possible to ingest enough Absinthe for thujone to get any negative or side effects. It won’t trigger you to hallucinate or go insane and it’s now legal in most countries. It remains illegal in Ireland but the Irish can order it from overseas and get it shipped for personal consumption.

You can make your personal bottled Absinthe by making use of Absinthe essences from These essences are produced by distilling traditional Absinthe herbs and all you have to do would be to mix them with vodka or Everclear – a simple and affordable strategy to make Absinthe.

What to Mix Absinthe With

Given that Absinthe is legal in the majority of countries, we can experiment with making use of it in cocktails or create classic Absinthe cocktails much like the New Orleans Sazerac or Death in the Afternoon.

Sazerac Menu

1 teaspoon of a good quality Absinthe
Ice cubes
A sugar cube or 1 teaspoon of sugar.
1 ½ ounces of Rye whisky (not bourbon)
3 dashes of angostura bitters
1 Lemon peel twist

Freeze a glass within your freezer.
Swirl the Absinthe round the glass to coat the sides as well as bottom part of the glass. Throw away (or drink!) the excess.
Place the additional ingredients in a cocktail shaker or mixer and shake for around ½ a minute.
Pour in the glass, adding the lemon peel.

Death in the Afternoon

5 ounces of cooled champagne blended with 1 ounce of Absinthe – scrumptious!

Some people love to use mixers just like lemonade, 7UP and cherryade with their Absinthe and I have even got word of Red Bull being mixed with Absinthe! Be innovative when deciding what you should mix Absinthe with, use recipes from the Internet but give them your personal twist or make up your own. Enjoy yourself.