There are many legends about Absinthe, the wormwood and aniseed flavored favorite drink of the artistic set in Paris, France in the 1800s.
This essence once-and-for-all kills the myth that Absinthe distilled with herbs in a pot tastes better than when using essence flavorings.
Minimum alcohol strength = 45%
Recommended alcohol strength = 55% +
Strong alcohol is necessary for the herb oils to fully dissolve.
Absinthe Classic makes one 750ml bottle (US 25 floz) of Absinthe - mix with 60-70% (120-140 proof) vodka or Everclear. You can use 40-50% vodka (80-100 proof) but stronger alcohol content is preferred and less than 45% by volume (90 proof) is definitely not recommended. Color is green.
The taste is strong and powerful and the wormwood, fennel, aniseed and star aniseed are the strongest of the flavors in this very well balanced classic Absinth. Thujone content is 35mg in 750ml absinthe alcohol. This is Real Absinthe.
How to make absinthe alcohol:
1) Pour Absinthe Essence into a 75 cl (US 25 fl oz) bottle.
2) Add 75 grams (2.5 oz) granulated sugar.
(Optional, as our Classic Absinthe will also taste great without any sugar)
3) Fill the bottle with 3/4 vodka and shake to mix (until the sugar has dissolved, if sugar is added).
4) Top up the bottle and continue to shake until the contents have fully blended.
These Absinthe louche beautifully and have an outstanding taste.
The natural flavors and oils used in this essence are of superb quality. Prestige use carbon dioxide distillation and other high tech methods that are far superior to simply mixing herbs and alcohol followed by distillation. But this is not true for other manufacturers...
Traditional manufacture involves boiling ingredients in pot stills (boiling vessels) at high temperatures and for many hours. This destroys some of the finest flavors and many of the "wanted" oils get left in the boiling vessel. Add to this the fact that other manufacturers cannot obtain the highest quality herbs (they are already purchased by the flavor or herb oil industry and not widely available), and you don't get perfect absinthe.
Try this Absinthe Classics and you will taste the difference for yourself.
This Absinthe essence today is much more advanced. Each part is made separately by the best suppliers and contract producers (for example carbon dioxide distillation). This is then combined by Prestige using only the purest oils from world leading producers. These unique techniques give a taste much, much better than any other method available on the market today.