Absinthe Kits

You can find different types of Absinthe kits available to buy online, every one of them intended to make your individual “Green Fairy” bottled Absinthe drinks.

With many kits you have to stick to a recipe and steep an array of traditional Absinthe herbs, just like buy absinthe wormwood, aniseed and fennel, for a while or use a special 2 step steeping process. For some other Absinthe kits, you need to mix Absinthe herbs with a neutral alcohol base, like vodka, after which filter the amalgamation after a couple of days. Neither of these methods is likely to make real Absinthe since there is no distillation involved.

Some of these Absinthe kits could also be dangerous. One available online claimed to create an Absinthe liquor which has a thujone content of 80-90mg. Research indicates that vintage Absinthe in the nineteenth century and early 1900s contained simply a small amount of thujone, nowhere near 80mg! Thujone is a chemical found in wormwood that may be toxic and affect the GABA receptors in the brain producing muscle spasms and convulsions when consumed in big amounts.

Absinthe was suspended in early 1900s because it was considered to have psychedelic effects, bring about insanity and hallucinations. It has now been completely disproved and Absinthe is legal generally in most countries. Absinthe is no more hazardous than any of the other strong spirits like whisky and vodka.

Absinthe Kits from AbsintheKit.com

The Absinthe kits through AbsintheKit.com include an Absinthe essence, manufactured from distilling traditional Absinthe herbs (wormwood, aniseed, fennel and star anise), bottle labels and a measure to evaluate out the essence. These essences are the very same essences that the company also sell to the Absinthe industry.

A 280ml bottle of essence makes 14 bottles of Absinthe and four varieties of essence can be found:-

– Absinthe Classics Essence – The main seller and the one that will be sold probably the most to the Absinthe industry. This essence makes classic green Absinthe and a 750ml bottle of Absinthe made by using this essence will contain 35mg of thujone.

– White Absinthe Pro – This essence is likely to make a 35mg thujone content Swiss style clear Absinthe such as a La Bleue. If you like the Swiss clandestine varieties of Absinthe then this is the choice for you.

– Orange Absinthe Pro – Flavored with real orange oil, this essence can make an excellent orange flavored yellow-orange Absinthe with a 35mg thujone content. Absinthe that has a twist!

– Absinthe 55 Strong Pro – This Absinthe essence creates a stronger and greener Absinthe which has a higher thujone content – 55mg. This essence contains more wormwood and so gives a more bitter flavor.

Every one of these essences have got a safe volume of thujone and so are user friendly following the instructions provided. All you have to do is measure out 20ml of essence and mix with 730ml of neutral alcohol such as vodka or Everclear. You can contribute sugar if you’d rather a smoother Absinthe. There it is, your own Green Fairy!

As well as Absinthe kits, AbsintheKit.com also sell beautiful imitation Absinthe glasses and spoons. The Ritual just isn’t right without a traditional glass and spoon because to organize proper Absinthe you must drip iced water on the sugar cube with a slotted spoon to steadily mix with the Absinthe and cause the Absinthe to louche.