Knowledge Of Absinthe Proof

Because of it’s legalization in the USA and other nations Absinthe has become popular once again among the people. Without any consideration of alcohol content in Absinthe lots of young people are trying. Know about Absinthe proof?

Absinthe is an anise flavored liquor which is made from distilling alcohol with a blend of herbs including wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel. Absinthe is also famous as the Green Fairy, La Fee Verte because of having the characteristic emerald green coloring of classic verte styles.

According to the Ritual Absinthe is generally drunk diluted with iced water. There is a louche effect when water is dripped over a sugar lump on a slotted spoon and into the Absinthe.

Absinthe was unauthorized not because of it’s high alcohol content but because of the wormwood in it. Dr Valentin Magnan tested worwmood on guinea pigs in 1845 and found that a guinea pig given wormwood oilhad convulsions, whereas, a guinea pig given alcohol just got drunk. Absinthe was found to be much more harmful than other spirits by the testing done by Magnan on the thujone content in it. He and others in the medical profession were convinced that thujone was psychoactive and caused psychedelic effects. Therefore many countries illegalled Absinthe.

The activities of a thujone molecule and THC from the drug cannabis are same because their structures are similar.

All these claims have been proved to be unreal. Thujone is not like THC, although it does act on the GABA receptors of the brain, when taken in large amounts. According to the experiments done on Absinthe the thujone content in it is so small that it cannot harm anybody. You would have to drink vast amounts of Absinthe and die of alcohol poisoning before suffering any effects from thujone!

Absinthe is a highly alcoholic drink and will get a person drunk quite quickly.

What is Absinthe proof?

Let’s see what the proof of well-known brands of Absinthe is:-

Jade Nouvelle Orleans 68% abv (136 proof)
Jade Verte Suisse is available with 65% abv (130 proof)
Jade Edouard 72% abv (144 proof)
One can find 68% abv (136 proof) in Jade PF 1901
Roquette 1797 contains 75% abv (150 proof)
One can find 65% abv (130 proof) in Doubs Mystique Carte D’Or
There is 53% abv (106 proof) in Kubler 53
La Fee Parisian 68% abv (136 proof)
One can get 70% abv (140 proof) in La Fee Bohemian
One can find 68% abv (136 proof) in La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise
One can find 53% abv (106 proof) in La Fee XS Absinthe Suisse
One can get 70% abv (140 proof) in Mari Mayans Collectors 70
Pernod Absinthe contains 68% abv (136 proof)
The abv in Pere Kermanns is 60% (120 proof)
Sebor has 55% abv (110 proof)
La Clandestine Absinthe contains 53% abv (106 proof)
Lucid Absinthe 62% abv (124 proof)

If we compare that to other alcoholic beverages we can see that Absinthe is very strong:-

Everclear 95% abv (190 proof)
One can find 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof) in Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch Whisky
The alcohol by volume is 9-12% (18-24 proof) in Table Wine
There is 4 or 5% alcohol by volume (8-10 proof) in beer
38% abv (76 proof) is found in Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila
Absolut Blue Vodka 40% abv (80 proof)

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What is Absinthe proof? Very high is the answer!