Absinthe is a strong flavor liquor which is made by distilling alcohol with herbs. We know it is strong and can get you drunk easily, but what percentage by volume of alcohol is Absinthe and what is its proof?
Here are the alcohol by volume levels of popular brands of Absinthe:-
La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise 68% alcohol by volume (136 proof)
Doubs Mystique Carte D’Or 65% alcohol by volume or 130 proof
La Clandestine Absinthe 53% abv which is 106 proof
Jade Edouard is around 72% alcohol by volume or 144 proof
Sebor is 55% alcohol by volume or 110 proof
Jade Nouvelle Orleans 68% abv (136 proof)
Mari Mayans Collectors 70 is 70% alcohol by volume (140 proof)
La Fee Parisian 68% alcohol by volume is 136 proof
Lucid Absinthe is 62% abv or 124 proof
Jade Verte Suisse 65% abv which is 130 proof
Pernod Absinthe which is 68% abv (136 proof)
Kuber 53 is 53% alcohol by volume or 106 proof
Pere Kermanns is 60% abv or 120 proof
Jade PF 1901 68% alcohol by volume (136 proof)
La Fee XS Absinthe Suisse 53% alcohol by volume (106 proof)
Roquette 1797 75% abv (150 proof)
La Fee Bohemian 70% abv which is 140 proof
Let’s now compare Absinthe to several other beverages:-
Whisky – Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch 40% alcohol by volume is 80 proof
Absinthe can be 75% alcohol by volume (150 proof)
Table Wine which is 9-12% abv is 18-24 proof
Beer is about 4 or 5% alcohol by volume (8-10 proof)
The information on the alcohol.comwebsite shows that 1 shot of Everclear (190 proof) is equivalent to two drinks.85 cans of beer and about 3 brandies. This information establishs that one shot of Absinthe is equivalent to 2.2five beers. So, the twenty-two shots of Absinthe is equivalent to forty-nine.5 cans of beer!
As you can see, Absinthe is much stronger than types of fermented drinks such as wine and beer and stronger than whisky. We therefore need to be careful when consuming Absinthe, not because it will make us have hallucinations, or any other psychedelic effects, but because it is strong and intoxicates quickly. We need to take particular care when mixing Absinthe with other alcoholic drinks in cocktails.
Care needs to always be taken when your are making your own Absinthe for drinking. If you buy an Absinthe kit from Green Devil then you are steeping herbs in a neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka. Now, Everclear has alcohol by volume of 95% and a proof of 190 so it is much stronger than commercial Absinthe. When you purchase the Absinthekit there are essences from Absinthe.com also have to be mixed with a neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka. Your finished Absinthe will be whatever the proof or abv of the neutral alcohol you used.
What percentage is in Absinthe? For commercial Absinthe just look on the bottle label or if ordering online, look at the product details for abv or proof. If you are making your own Absinthe from a kit, you need to look at the bottle of Everclear or vodka that you are using.