There has been a renewed interest in Absinthe liquor about the world in the last decade since Absinthe’s legalization in many countries. Absinthe, also known as the Green Fairy or La Fee Verte, has only been legal in the United States since 2007, and only certain brands can be sold, so there is much interest in the liquor in the US.
What is Absinthe Liquor About?
Absinthe is a distilled anise flavored spirit which was created for medicinal purposes as an elixir or tonic by the legendary Dr Pierre Ordinaire in Couvet, Switzerland. It became popular in Switzerland and France in the 19th and early 20th centuries and even overtook wine in popularity in France.
The flavor is given by herbs to Absinthe and it is made from a wine base. Absinthe is prepared from common wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), which gives the name and bitter flavor to Absinthe, aniseed and fennel. Other common herbs that are used in the preparation of Absinthe are hyssop, lemon balm, star anise, dittany, juniper, nutmeg and licorice.
There are many different types of Absinthe liquor:-
– Verte – This is the classic green Absinthe of the French La Belle Epoque and the Absinthe favored by the Bohemian culture of Montmartre and consumed by artists and writers such as Pablo Picasso, Van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, Gauguin, Degas, Baudelaire and Verlaine.
– La Blueu is also popular as La Blanche. Describing a clear Absinthe. Bootleg Swiss Absinthe was clear during the ban.
The term Absinths in Czech Style Absinth are actually wormwood bitters and do not have an anise flavor.
– Absenta – Spanish Absinthe which has a sweeter flavor because it is made with Alicante Anise.
– Hibiscus flowers are added ingredient in Rouge or Rose Absinthe due to which it appears red.
You can buy many different types and styles of Absinthe online– traditional styles and modern classics which are based on vintage Absinthes but have a modern twist.
As well as buying these different types of Absinthe beverages, you can also make your own Absinthe from Absinthe essences. AbsintheKit.The website AbsintheKit.com provides essences to the Absinthe industry and to consumers. They make 4 varieties of essences that give a stronger bitter wormwood flavor and a lovely orange-yellow color to Absinthe. All the essences are made using top-quality herbs and are distilled so you don’t have to worry about distilling, simply order online and then mix with vodka or Everclear for your own wormwood Absinthe.
AbsintheKit.The website AbsintheKit.com also provides Absinthiana.
The strongness of Absinthe is much more than whisky or vodka. A person should be careful while consuming such a strong spirit as it is very easy to get drunk on Absinthe!
A person can enjoy Absinthe and go through the colorful and interesting history of Absinthe liquor.