There is much interest in Absinthe, the drink referred to as the Green Fairy or La Fee Verte. People wish to know how to buy it, which sort to buy, how you can prepare it and what is the advised quantity of Absinthe to use when preparing a drink.
Initially you have to buy a quality Absinthe which is abundant with essential oils and that contains wormwood. There are many Absinthe substitutes and fake Absinthes www.absinthekit.com for sale that contain southernwood or roman wormwood in place of common wormwood (artemisia absinthium). Ensure you obtain a proper real Absinthe. If you reside in a country where it is difficult to find a high quality Absinthe then you could create your own Absinthe using essences from AbsintheKit.com.
Once you have got your Absinthe, you will have to learn The Ritual, or La Louche. It is a standard French or Swiss method of preparing Absinthe and it uses one shot of Absinthe. Here are the instructions:-
– Pour 25-50ml of Absinthe in the glass.
– Rest the Absinthe spoon above the rim of the glass and put a cube of sugar onto it.
– Gradually drip iced water on the sugar either by dripping from the tap of the fountain or using a stable hand to pour from a carafe. Dripping it slowly and gradually can give the sugar opportunity to dissolve and drip through the slots of the spoon. You ought to see a lovely “louche” effect as the water mixes in the alcohol. The Absinthe louches since the essential oils of the herbs are soluble in alcohol however, not in water and so make the mixture cloudy or milky when water is included.
– Sit back and luxuriate in your Absinthe drink.
The Bohemian or Czech Method is much like the Ritual but is a modern way of preparing cheap Czech Absinthes. The Bohemian technique is scorned by many Absinthe followers.
Instructions and tips for making use of the Bohemian method:-
– Pour 25-50ml of Absinthe in the glass and dip the sugar cube into it to soak the sugar.
– Place sugar cube on the Absinthe spoon and rest within the rim of the glass.
– Set the sugar cube alight for 1 minute to let the sugar to caramelize and melt. The sugar should drip over the slots of the spoon and into the Absinthe.
– Position the spoon to the Absinthe and pour the iced water in to the Absinthe to place out any flames and to cause the Absinthe to louche.
– Take pleasure in your Absinthe drink.
Should you wish to enjoy your Absinthe properly the you’ll want some Absinthiana – Absinthe glasses, spoons and even perhaps an Absinthe fountain to regulate the flow of the water. Replicas of antique spoons and glasses can be acquired from AbsintheKit.com.
So, what is the recommended amount of Absinthe to utilize while preparing an Absinthe drink? About 45ml or perhaps a US shot. Obviously, you may use Absinthe in cocktails too – seek out recipes online.