Absinthe Kits

Since the ban on absinthe was in place for most part of the twentieth century. It was very difficult for absinthe lovers to experience the unique effects of pre-ban absinthe. However, since the beginning of this century most European countries have lifted the ban and absinthe is now accessible to lovers of fine liquor. With the phenomenal growth of the internet it is now possible to order your own favorite absinthe online. Absinthe kits have become very popular as you can now make your own absinthe at home in a week’s time. Absinthe kits contain absinthe essence, herbs, absinthe spoons, and detailed instructions.

Absinthe liquor is the legendary alcoholic drink made using herbs. The most common herb is wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium). For more than 200 years absinthe has had the privilege of being considered as an aphrodisiac and creativity stimulant. Both these properties of absinthe are still to be proved scientifically, however, absinthe popularity is due to its great taste. Absinthe is emerald green in color and very bitter to taste. Due to its bitter taste it is traditionally mixed with sugar and drunk. Elaborate traditional ritual is followed to prepare the absinthe drink.

Absinthe was very popular with great artists and writers in the nineteenth century. Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Oscar Wilde, Hemmingway and many others were followers of this drink also called as the green fairy. Henri-Louis Pernod is credited with commercial production of absinthe for the first time. Pernod’s absinthe recipe included herbs like wormwood, fennel, anise, angelica, juniper, hyssop, and nutmeg. The herb wormwood contains thujone which is a mild neurotoxin and is responsible for absinthe’s unique effects. Chlorophyll was also added to absinthe to give it the green hue. This green absinthe earned the nickname “LA Fee Verte” or the green fairy.

Absinthe is now available in Europe; however, it is still banned in the United States. Absinthe is very popular as base for cocktails the world over and hence the popularity of absinthe kits. With the absinthe kit making absinthe is far simpler and does not violate any local laws. The absinthe kits use a traditional method of making absinthe. All the necessary herbs are steeped in an alcoholic drink such as vodka, wine or neutral spirits (high proof) and kept for a few days. Afterwards the mixture is strained and absinthe is ready. You do not need a still to distill the drink. This is the most convenient way to make your own absinthe without breaking any law.

Absinthe kits contain
* Formulations of different strains of wormwood and wormwood extracts.
* Traditional and authentic formula of flavoring agents.
* Sugar cubes
* Cotton strainers
* Instructions on absinthe preparation and absinthe rituals.

So go order your absinthe kit from absinthekit.com and experience life’s greatest pleasure. Generally one kit makes about two liters of absinthe enough to keep a party of eight going till dawn.