Absinthe Liquor: All you need to know about the drink

To get started, we have some facts for you: Absinthe is commonly known under the name the Green Fairy. It has a green color and is the notorious liquor of the 19th century. It was mainly drank in Europe, especially in France and Switzerland at the turn of the century. An Absinthe recipe consist out of different herbs, which form the botanical base for this liquor. The three basic ingredients are wormwood, fennel and anise. Authentic, premium Absinthe is distilled and the final liquor has 68% alcohol - this high proof of the liquor is neccessary as only at this alcohol percentage the natural green color of the drink is preserved. Real Absinthe is available at different prices.

>> Below you can see a selection of Absinthe brands at a different price which you can buy at the ALANDIA online store:

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Absinthe LiquorAbsinthe (or Absynthe) is more than a basic alcohol. It is a drink of history and culture. Comparable to whisky and other spirits Absinthe has something special. As the drink was forbidden for almost 100 years, many myths surround this alcohol. It is said, that Absinthe made van Gogh cut off his ear, or that the Titanic sank because the captain drank some glasses of Absinthe at that night. Well, the truth lies somewhere in between. Fact is, that the liquor has something more to offer than normal proof alcohol. Why is this the case? Well, first of all Absinthe liquor contains thujone, an essential ingredient of the oil from the wormwood plant. And thujone is a mental and physical activator. Therefore, when you drink Absinthe you will experience an activation of your body and mind.

The liquor Absinthe and the Absinthe effect

Let us explain a bit more, what Absinthe (alternative spelling: Absynthe) is all about. The legal level of thujone in Absinthe is 10mg in the US and 35mg in Europe. The Absinthe effect of thujone is stimulating. You will experience a mental awareness, thanks to the virtues of this liquor. But you will not hallucinate. Absinthe is NOT a hallucinogenic drug. It is legal in almost all countries in the World, therefore you can imagine, that the global health organizations would never legalize a liquor that is poisonous. You have to drink approx. three glasses of Absinthe to feel a certain Absinthe effect. You should always prepare the drink according to the classic Absinthe ritual. This is NOT setting Absinthe on fire. You should drink it with sugar and water. Which means you need an Absinthe spoon, one glass, a decanter / carafe or ideally an Absinthe fountain, sugar cubes and cold water to prepare the Green fairy the right way. First the glass has to be filled with Absinthe, then you pour cold water into the glass by letting it flow over the spoon. The green liquor blends with the water and the dissolved sugar and your Absinthe glass is prepared once the green liquor has louched to a creaym white color. Sip the milky elixir and enjoy.

How to find the perfect green liquor at a good price:

There are many Absinthe brands for sale. You have to try different Absinthes to find your favorite. The best Green Fairy is always the one YOU like the most. Not the one a so called "Connaisseur" drinks. There are macerated and distilled Absinthes on the market. Distilled liquors are of higher quality, smoother from the taste and yes, as well more expensive with a higher price. Absinth is indeed sold at different prices. It depends which quality you are looking for. The minimum Absinthe price for a premium Absinthe is approx. 39 Euro / USD 45. Cheap Absinthe or lets say cheaper brands are often macerated Absinthe. Cheap means in this sense, that the production method (maceration) is less cost intensive, therefore you can find liquors at lower prices. The price for a macerated Absinthe is approx. 29 Euro / USD 45. These Absinthes are sometimes stronger, more bitter, and more intense from the flavor. They are not as fine as distilled ones. You have to try both. But when you want to enjoy your glass of Absinthe more in the sense of experiencing history and quality, you should buy a distilled one. Distilled Absinthe is softer and easier to drink. Macerated liquors are more for the Absinthe effect seeking Absintheur. Czech Absinthe is mostly macerated, French Absinthe mostly distilled. Have a look at our store, there you will find more info about the specific brands. If you are a US based Absintheur and want to purchase Absinthe, check out our info site: Absinthe USA.