Discovering What to Mix Absinthe With

The traditional technique of serving Absinthe is to use a strategy called The Ritual and also to dilute it with water. A lot of people are uninterested of drinking Absinthe in this manner and would like to know what to mix Absinthe I hope that this information will allow you to enjoy Absinthe all the more.

Absinthe is actually a strong liquor that is flavored with herbal plants which includes grande wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel. Additionally, it sometimes contains petite wormwood (artemisia pontica). The aniseed gives the drink its amazing anise taste as well as the wormwood gives the Absinthe its characteristic bitter or slightly sour flavour.

Grande wormwood is made up of thujone, named 3 thujamone or 3 sabinone from the book The IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry. Thujone is actually a ketone and a monoterpene just like the other terpenes, menthol and camphor. Various other names that thujone obtained from wormwood has been termed as are Absinthol, salvinol and tanacetone.

Thujone is the reason that Absinthe was banned in several countries during the early 1900s. It was the thujone which was held responsible for the insanity and suicide of Van Gogh and lots of artists and writers believed that drinking Absinthe gave them their genius and inspiration by means of dreams and hallucinations. The famous Absinthe drinker Oscar Wilde claimed 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 never know what could happen after a whole bottle?!

We now know that Absinthe is not any more hazardous than some other strong spirit like vodka and whisky, although it is double the strength. Research has revealed that Absinthe only contains traces of thujone and therefore it is not likely to ingest enough Absinthe for thujone to have any negative or harmful effects. It will not make you hallucinate or go insane and it is now legal in many countries. It is still illegal in Ireland but the Irish can order it from overseas and get it shipped for private consumption.

You could make your own personal bottled Absinthe by using Absinthe essences from These essences are created by distilling standard Absinthe herbs and all you should do is to mix them along with vodka or Everclear – an easy and affordable strategy to make Absinthe.

What to Mix Absinthe With

Seeing that Absinthe is legal in many countries, we can test out utilizing it in cocktails or create classic Absinthe cocktails just 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 perhaps 1 teaspoon of sugar.
1 ½ ounces of Rye whisky (not bourbon)
3 dashes of angostura bitters
1 Lemon peel twist

Freeze a glass inside your freezer.
Swirl the Absinthe surrounding the glass to coat the sides and bottom level of the glass. Eliminate (or drink!) the surplus.
Position the other ingredients inside a cocktail shaker or mixer and shake for approximately ½ a minute.
Pour in the glass, adding the lemon peel.

Death in the Afternoon

5 ounces of chilled champagne blended with 1 ounce of Absinthe – delicious!

A lot of people like to use mixers such as lemonade, 7UP and cherryade with their Absinthe and I have even been aware of Red Bull being combined with Absinthe! Be inventive when deciding what to mix Absinthe with, use recipes off of the Internet but let them have your own personal twist or make up your own. Have fun.