There has been a renewed interest in Absinthe liquor about the world in the last decade since Absinthe’s legalization in many countries. From the year 2007 there are certain brands of Absinthe that can be sold in United States.
Information about Absinthe Liquor?
Absinthe is a distilled anise flavored spirit which was created for medicinal purposes as an elixir or tonic by the legendary Dr Pierre Ordinaire in Couvet, Switzerland. It became popular in Switzerland and France in the 19th and early 20th centuries and even overtook wine in popularity in France.
Absinthe is generally prepared from a wine base and is flavored with herbs. Basic herbal ingredients of Absinthe are common wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), which gives Absinthe it’s name and it’s bitter taste, aniseed and fennel. The production of Absinthe also includes the herbs like hyssop, lemon balm, star anise, dittany, juniper, nutmeg and licorice.
There are many different types of Absinthe liquor:-
– Verte – This is the classic green Absinthe of the French La Belle Epoque and the Absinthe favored by the Bohemian culture of Montmartre and consumed by artists and writers such as Pablo Picasso, Van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, Gauguin, Degas, Baudelaire and Verlaine.
– Everyone knows La Blueu as La Blanche also. Introducing a clear Absinthe. During the ban Bootleg Swiss Absinthe was clear.
Though some Czech Absinthes are normal Absinthes but this term relates to “Absinths” that are wormwood bitters and lack an anise taste.
– Absenta – Spanish Absinthe which has a sweeter flavor because it is made with Alicante Anise.
– The added ingredient of hibiscus flowers gives red color to Rouge or Rose Absinthe.
You can buy many different types and styles of Absinthe online– traditional styles and modern classics which are based on vintage Absinthes but have a modern twist.
As well as buying these different types of Absinthe beverages, you can also make your own Absinthe from Absinthe essences. AbsintheKit.Essences are supplied to the Absinthe industry and to consumers from the site AbsintheKit.com. They make 4 different essences – a classic green Absinthe essence, a clear Absinthe essence, a strong essence which makes an Absinthe with a stronger bitter wormwood flavor, and an orange flavored essence which is flavored with orange oil and makes a lovely orange-yellow colored Absinthe. A person can prepare wormwood Absinthe from the essences available on the websites.
AbsintheKit.AbsintheKit.com can be visited by an individual to purchase replicas of famous Absinthe glasses and spoons such as the Eiffel Tower spoon.
Whisky or vodka is less stronger than Absinthe. It is necessary to be attentive when consuming such a strong spirit especially if it is being mixed with other strong spirits in cocktails!
Only a few drinks like Absinthe liquor have their many myths, legends, lies and falsehoods.