Knowing What to Mix Absinthe With

The original method of serving Absinthe is to try using a method known as the Ritual and also to dilute it with water. A lot of people are bored of drinking Absinthe this way and would like to learn what to mix Absinthe with. Hopefully this information will allow you to enjoy Absinthe all the more.

Absinthe is usually a strong liquor which happens to be flavored with herbal plants including grande wormwood (artemisia absinthium), aniseed and fennel. Additionally, it sometimes features petite wormwood (artemisia pontica). The aniseed provides the drink its fantastic anise taste and the wormwood gives the Absinthe its typical bitter or slightly sour taste.

Grande wormwood contains 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 just like the other terpenes, menthol and camphor. Some other names that thujone extracted from wormwood has been known as are Absinthol, salvinol and tanacetone.

Thujone is the reason that Absinthe was banned in lots of countries during the early 1900s. It was the thujone which was held responsible for the insanity and suicide of Van Gogh and many artists and writers believed that drinking Absinthe provided them their genius and inspiration by way of dreams and hallucinations. The renowned Absinthe drinker Oscar Wilde stated 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 might happen after having a whole bottle?!

We now know that Absinthe isn’t any more dangerous than any other strong spirit such as vodka and whisky, even though it is double the strength. Research has shown that Absinthe only consists of traces of thujone and that it is not probable to take in enough Absinthe for thujone to get any negative or side effects. It will not trigger you to hallucinate or go insane and it is now legal in many countries. It’s still illegal in Ireland however the Irish can order it from abroad and have it shipped for private consumption.

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

What to Mix Absinthe With

Since Absinthe is legal in the majority of countries, we can experiment with making use of it in cocktails or make classic Absinthe cocktails just like the New Orleans Sazerac or Death in the Afternoon.

Sazerac Menu

1 teaspoon of a high quality Absinthe
Ice cubes
A sugar cube or maybe 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 around the glass to coat the sides and also base of the glass. Throw away (or drink!) the excess.
Position the other ingredients inside a cocktail shaker or mixer and shake for around ½ a minute.
Pour to the glass, including the lemon peel.

Death in the Afternoon

5 ounces of chilled champagne combined with 1 ounce of Absinthe – delightful!

A lot of people prefer to use mixers for instance lemonade, 7UP and cherryade with their Absinthe and I have even got word of Red Bull being combined with Absinthe! Be resourceful when deciding what you should mix Absinthe with, use recipes off the Internet but give them your own personal twist or makeup your very own. Have fun.