It is necessary to know about brewing Absinthe at home where there is unavailability of real wormwood Absinthe.
Absinthe of Henri-Louis Pernod was made with the use of a wine base and herbs in addition with aniseed, hyssop, fennel, lemon balm, star anise, angelica, veronica, juniper, dittany and nutmeg. Sebor uses a blend of 13 herbs with chamomile and mint in addition to wormwood and a 100 year old recipe for manufacturing Absinthe.
There are 3 main ways to make your own Absinthe drink:-
1.For distillation of Absinthe liquor one will require a recipe.
2.Use an Absinthe Kit with a blend of herbs and instructions.
3.Use an Absinthe essence
How to Brew Absinthe Using a Recipe
Distilling liquor at home is illegal in most countries unless you have a license and is quite complicated. Typical home-brew recipes include:-
– Wormwood (Grande Wormwood, Artemisia Absinthium)
– Knowledge of Green Anise
The ingredients are first macerated for several hours, heated and then slowly distilled and then colored with extra herbs such as lemon balm, hyssop and petite wormwood. After going through the heating process one has to filter and dilute the solution.
Other recipes only require a blend of herbs with alcohol. This is the example:-
– One will need 30g/ 1 ounce dried Wormwood
– Need of 1 teaspoon of hyssop
– Take a tablespoon angelica
– 1 pinch of fennel seeds or anise seeds
– A teaspoon of lemon balm is necessary for it
– One will need ¼ teaspoon each of caraway seeds and coriander seeds
– 1 liter of Everclear or vodka
In a bottle mix chopped dried wormwood with the alcohol and leave for 1-2 weeks in a cool dark place. Filter or sieve out the wormwood and mix in the other herbs. Refilter after 3 or 4 days. The Absinthe is ready now.
Brewing Absinthe at home in these ways is not recommended. Distilling is an illegal process and simply mixing the herbs with alcohol does not give a real Absinthe.
How To Brew Absinthe with a Herbal Blend Kit
There are many different herbal kits on sale online, for example the kits from Green Devil. Their kits include:-
– Their micron filtration system is unique.
– An Absinthe blend is required which includes grande wormwood, hyssop, calamus, melissa, anise seed, fennel seed, star anise and coriander.
– One has to use Absinthe flavoring and finishing blend.
Their Deluxe kit also contains two Absinthe spoons, two Absinthe glasses, a 1000ml bottle, two bottle labels, two muslin bags for infusing the herbs, a poster and a pamphlet containing information and instructions.
They claim that their finished Absinthe will contain as much as 70-90mg of thujone per liter which is the chemical found in wormwood and was believed to cause psychedelic effects. After distillation a true Absinthe is produced.
How To Brew Absinthe With an Essence
Absinthe essences are available to buy from AbsintheKit.com are an easy way to make real Absinthe at home. The essences are distilled and made from traditional Absinthe herbs. Have own bottled Absinthe by mixing the essence with Everclear or vodka.
One can use 4 types of essence to produce varieties of Absinthe. One can find real wormwood in all of them and essences are used by the Absinthe industry.
AbsintheKit.One can get a Absinthe kit from AbsintheKit.com which has enough essence to make 14 bottles of Absinthe, bottle labels and a plastic measure. One can visit their website to know more about how to brew Absinthe with their essences.