Instructions for our kits
All of our kits come with a
brosure containing detailed instructions but for your
convenience this is the process.
Place the LARGE bag of dry herbs
in a large jar or pitcher preferably made of glass. Do
not remove the herbs from the muslin bag, it will act as
a tea filter. Add one Liter of Everclear alcohol and one
liter of Vodka alcohol. If Everclear is not available
use two liters of vodka.
Let it steep for five days
shaking occasionally, keep in a dark place and do not
refrigerate. After five days decant off the liquid
squeezing as much from the mass of herb as possible. Wet
the herbs with some vodka and squeeze again. Now pour
the liquid through a coffee filter to get out any herbs
that may be in the liquid.
The next step is to color and
finish the liqueur by another round of maceration. Color
the liquid by now adding the small satchel of herbs, let
the herbs macerate for another three days.
The final step is micron
filtration, first soak the micron filter supplied for 10
min in water, this will activate the filter. Then place
the filter into a funnel (fold or roll if necessary) and
pour the liquid through the filter. Repeat 3 or more
times to ensure total filtration.
Now Bottle the liquid and if you
do not like the bitter taste add some corn syrup or
honey to the blend. That's it your done, please drink
responsibly, this is very strong alcohol.
TO DRINK ABSINTHE
Traditional Absinthe is
considered bitter and strong and this will be too. So it
is traditionally diluted with cold water and sugar.
Generally you dilute 1 part absinthe with 5 parts water.
The French method is as follows.
pour one shot (approx 1 oz) Absinthe into a glass.
Then place a perforated Absinthe spoon over the glass.
Place a few sugar cubes on the spoon
Very slowly pour or drip ice cold water (approx 5 oz) over the cubes so that
they melt into the glass.
Once glass is full mix with spoon.
If you have been to Europe
recently then perhaps you have done a shot in a bar. The
modern bohemian method is much different. The modern
absinthe does not need to be diluted, they will often
give you a spoon full of sugar. You then slowly dunk the
spoon into the shot to saturate the sugar, then place on
the glass and light with a flame. This makes for a nice
effect and allows the sugar to melt. Once it has
caramelized you blow it out, mix it in the shot and
drink. (This method can be very dangerous due to the
high flammability of alcohol, DON'T BURN YOUR HOUSE
With this absinthe you can also
just do a single shot, but be aware it will be very
strong. Dont over do it.