An Absinthe Kit is a kit designed to help you make your very own Absinthe liquor as opposed to buying a bottle of Absinthe.
There are different types of Absinthe kits available. With some kits available online you have to steep herbs for a few days and use a two step steeping process, with others you use Absinthe essences to mix with a neutral alcohol base and still others you mix Absinthe herbs with vodka and then filter after a few days.
One steeping kit I found online claimed to make Absinthe with a thujone content of 80-90mg! A lot of thujone and many times more than commercial Absinthe, even pre-ban Absinthe. It is thujone that was thought to cause psychedelic effects and hallucinations when consumed in large quantities.
An Absinthe kit from AbsintheKit.com is simple to use and has a sensible amount of thujone. The kit consists of your chosen Absinthe essence containing the usual herbs – wormwood, aniseed, fennel and star anise, a measure to measure the essence and attractive artistic labels to decorate your bottles.
The great thing about this kit is that it makes 14 bottles of Absinthe, not like some kits that just make one bottle! The essences are made with real wormwood, not a synthetic substitute, pure top-quality oils, created using high tech methods such as carbon dioxide distillation, and they are the same essences that are sold to the Absinthe industry – what more could you ask for?
Absinthe Kit Essences
There are 4 different essences available from AbsintheKit.com for making classic wormwood Absinthe:-
– Absinthe Classics Essence Kit – This is their number one seller and is the one that they sell most to the Absinthe industry. A 280ml bottle of essence will make 14 bottles of classic green Absinthe. One 750ml bottle of Absinthe made using this essence will contain 35mg of thujone.
– White Absinthe Pro – If you like the clear Swiss style Absinthes like La Bleue then this is the essence for you. A 750ml bottle of white Absinthe will contain 35mg of thujone.
– Orange Absinthe Pro – Flavored with real orange oil, this essence will make an interestingly different yellow orange Absinthe once mixed. A made up 750ml bottle of this drink will contain 35mg of thujone.
– Absinthe 55 Strong Pro – This essence makes a stronger and greener Absinthe with a higher thujone content of 55mg per 750ml bottle. Perfect for those who like a stronger wormwood flavor.
All these essences are easy to use following the recipe provided, simply measure 20ml of essence and mix with 730ml of neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka – Voila, your very own bottle of the Green Fairy!
The company Absinthe Kit also sell wonderful replica Absinthe glasses and spoons for you to buy online. The Absinthe ritual just isn’t right without the proper slotted Absinthe spoon to rest your sugar cube on.