Because of it’s legalization in the USA and other nations Absinthe has become popular once again among the people. Many young people are trying it for the first time and knocking it back without any consideration of its alcohol content. Learning about Absinthe proof?
The preparation of Absinthe is done from distilling alcohol with a blend of herbs including wormwood (artemisia absinthium), fennel and aniseed. It is commonly known as the Green Fairy, La Fee Verte, because of the characteristic emerald green coloring of classic verte styles of Absinthe.
There is the Ritual to mix Absinthe with iced water before drinking it. You have to drip the water over a sugar lump on a slotted spoon and into the Absinthe which causes the Absinthe to louche – a lovely effect.
As Absinthe contained wormwood so it was restricted in the early 1900s. 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. Absinthe was therefore banned.
Due to similarities in the structures of a thujone molecule and THC from the drug cannabis they acted in a same manner.
All these claims have been proved to be unreal. There is no resemblance between thujone and THC. Experiments show that the amount of thujone content in Absinthes is not enough to harm anyone. Before being affected by thujone one will die due to alcohol poisoning when taking Absinthe in large amount!
One should drink Absinthe in balanced amount as it will get him drunk quite quickly.
Introduction of Absinthe proof?
Let’s see what the proof of well-known brands of Absinthe is:-
Jade Nouvelle Orleans 68% abv (136 proof)
One can find 65% abv (130 proof) in Jade Verte Suisse
The abv in Jade Edouard is 72%
There is 68% abv (136 proof) in Jade PF 1901
There is 75% abv (150 proof) in Roquette 1797
Doubs Mystique Carte D’Or 65% abv (130 proof)
Kubler 53 53% abv (106 proof)
The abv in La Fee Parisian is 68% abv (136 proof)
The abv in La Fee Bohemian is 70%
La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise contains 68% abv or 136 proof
La Fee XS Absinthe Suisse is available with 53% abv or 106 proof
Mari Mayans Collectors 70 contains 70% abv (140 proof)
The abv in Pernod Absinthe is 68% (136 proof)
One can get 60% abv (120 proof) in Pere Kermanns
Sebor 55% abv (110 proof)
La Clandestine Absinthe is available with 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)
Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch Whisky 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof)
Table Wine 9-12% alcohol by volume (18-24 proof)
Beer tends to be 4 or 5% alcohol by volume (8-10 proof)
The abv is 38% (76 proof) in Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila
Absolut Blue Vodka 40% abv (80 proof)
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