US Absinthe + wormwood = ?

Discussion in 'Potent Potables' started by soolee, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. soolee

    soolee Member

    What is the proper way to prepare this tastey drink? I saw one person who had US absenthe, wormwood, and a sugar cube. Now I would like to repeat what he did. It was good.
    How much wormwood
    how much absenthe
    how much sugar cube

    Any insight here?
     
  2. InFlames420

    InFlames420 Member

    are you talking about adding more wormwood to pre-bottled absinth that you bought? If this is what you are talking about, then in the recipe you would soak the wormwood in the absinth for about a week (if you want you could add a little more high proof liquor,like grain alcohol). Then you can strain the wormwood out and save the liquid. After that, to prepare your drink you combine a tiny amount of water with about one augar cube(melt, and stir into the drink) to a few shots of the absinth. Quite a few people prepare their absinth like this with the sugar and water. Most however don't add the extra wormwood. Enjoy
     
  3. InFlames420

    InFlames420 Member

    most US absinth is sold as "absinth substitute" which doesn't contain thujone(active chem in wormwood). The person you are describing may have been adding wormwood to this substitute to create a more authentic absinth with thujone.
     
  4. InFlames420

    InFlames420 Member

    oh, and the ratios of the liquor to the sugar and water don't really matter, they are just personal preferecnce. if you want more info erowid.org is a good place
     
  5. soolee

    soolee Member

    How much wormwood would you use for a shot?
     
  6. it has to steep, it's an extractive process
     

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