Absinthe Kit

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History of Absinthe

Absinthe is a formerly banned spirit drink that is made with Artemisia absinthium (wormwood) and other herbs. Also known as la fe verte (the green fairy) absinthe waas originally formulated during the 18th century by the French-born Dr. Pierre Ordinaire in Switzerland as a digestive tonic.

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During the 19th century absinthe became a very popular drink in France. Often associated with artists and writers absinthe was consumed by such figures as Edgar Allan Poe Vincent van Gogh Oscar Wilde and Ernest Hemingway.  Oscar Wilde described drinking absinthe as such: `After the first glass you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see things as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are and that is the most horrible thing in the world.` 

How to drink Absinthe

Pour about one ounce (30ml) of absinthe into a glass. There are various types of glasses that can be used some of antique or historical design and others of more modern design. French absinthe glasses such as reservoir pontarlier glasses are traditional for the French absinthe ritual.

 

 Lay a flat perforated absinthe spoon across the rim of the glass and place a single cube of sugar on the perforated area of the spoon. This is customary but is not necessary. The sugar is traditionally used to balance the bitter taste of the wormwood.

Drip very pure ice cold water into the absinthe from a small pitcher. This very slow and gradual addition of the water forms the heart of the absinthe ritual and is done with or without the sugar. When using sugar the cold water is dripped over the sugar and into the drink causing the sugar to slowly dissolve into the absinthe.   Ice cubes can be added to the pitcher of water if desired but be sure that they don`t fall into the glass of absinthe.
 

Try it at home!

Order our Absinthe Kit and experience this very special drink for yourself (Includes Absinthe Spoon!).

 
Although it is sometimes mistakenly called a liqueur absinthe is not bottled with added sugar and is therefore classified as a spirit. Absinthe is unusual among spirits in that it is bottled at a very high proof but is normally diluted with water when consumed.
 
La Louche: The Original Absinthe Ritual
We will guide you down your path of decadence. To begin your journey we will explain how the legendary elixir is prepared....
The absinthe ritual of La Louche is a process of adding iced water to absinthe which dilutes the drink and slowly transforms its colour from the original emerald green to a lighter opalescent shade of milky green. More often than not the water is poured over a lump of sugar placed on a perforated spoon that rests on the top of the glass.
 
Kit Includes
(1 ) Absinthe Essence
(1) Wormwood Essence
(1) Absinthe Spoon
(1) 750ml Frosted Bottle
(1) T-Top Cork
 
Required but not included:
1 750ml (25 oz.) Bottle 100 120 Proof Vodka
    or Everclear 151 190 Proof (Grain Alcohol)
Sugar Cubes (optional but recommended)
Water

 

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