Absinthe is now once again a popular alcoholic drink, thanks to its legalization in the USA and other countries after many decades of being illegal. Without any consideration of alcohol content in Absinthe lots of young people are trying. So, what is Absinthe proof?
Absinthe is produced by distilling alcohol with a blend of herbs together with wormwood, aniseed and fennel. Due to the characteristic emerald green coloring of classic verte styles of Absinthe it is popular as the Green Fairy, La Fee Verte.
There is the Ritual to mix Absinthe with iced water before drinking it. When water is dripped over a sugar lump on a slotted spoon and into the Absinthe then the Absinthe louche.
There was a ban on Absinthe in the early 1900s because of the wormwood in it. Dr Valentin Magnan tested worwmood on guinea pigs in 1845 and found that a guinea pig given wormwood oilhad convulsions, whereas, a guinea pig given alcohol just got drunk. The chemical thujone was found to be far more dangerous than ethanol (alcohol) from the tests done by Magnan. According to him and others in the medical profession thujone was psychoactive and caused psychedelic effects. Absinthe was restricted due to this reason.
A nature magazine showed that due to similarities in the structure of a thujone molecule and THC from the drug cannabis their activities are also similar.
We now know that all these claims are inaccurate and false. There is no resemblance between thujone and THC. Research prove that Absinthe contains very small amounts of thujone which is not harmful. When anyone drinks heavy amount of Absinthe he dies of alcohol poisoning before getting affected from thujone!
Absinthe is a highly alcoholic drink and will get a person drunk quite quickly.
Knowledge of Absinthe proof?
Let’s see what the proof of well-known brands of Absinthe is:-
Jade Nouvelle Orleans 68% abv (136 proof)
Jade Verte Suisse 65% abv (130 proof)
The abv in Jade Edouard is 72%
There is 68% abv (136 proof) in Jade PF 1901
There is 75% abv (150 proof) in Roquette 1797
Doubs Mystique Carte D’Or 65% abv (130 proof)
Kubler 53 is available with 53% abv (106 proof)
La Fee Parisian 68% abv (136 proof)
La Fee Bohemian contains 70% abv (140 proof)
La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise is available with 68% abv (136 proof)
La Fee XS Absinthe Suisse is available with 53% abv or 106 proof
Mari Mayans Collectors 70 70% abv (140 proof)
There is 68% abv (136 proof) in Pernod Absinthe
The abv in Pere Kermanns is 60% (120 proof)
Sebor 55% abv (110 proof)
La Clandestine Absinthe is available with 53% abv (106 proof)
Lucid Absinthe 62% abv (124 proof)
If we compare that to other alcoholic beverages we can see that Absinthe is very strong:-
Everclear 95% abv (190 proof)
The alcohol by volume in Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch Whisky is 40% (80 proof)
There is 9-12% alcohol by volume (18-24 proof) in Table Wine
One can find 4 or 5% alcohol by volume (8-10 proof) in Beer
Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila 38% abv (76 proof)
Absolut Blue Vodka 40% abv (80 proof)
If you make homemade Absintheusing essences from AbsintheKit.The homemade Absinthe’s proof is according to the type of neutral alcohol that is being used.
Description of Absinthe proof? The answer is very high!