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Absinthe Recipes

Here are examples of absinthe recipes. Each recipe will make one 750 ml bottle and can be scaled up for the size of your batch. The quality and preparation of your herbs will effect the outcome of your absinthe. These recipes are only examples to get you stated. Making quality absinthe is a skill that can only be learned with experience.




Recipe # 1 - Spanish Absinthe

Primary Maceration for Distillation:

15 grams - Grand Wormwood
45 grams - Green Anise (Seeds)
45 grams - Fennel Seed
14 grams - Coriander
4 grams - Star Anise
2 grams - Angelica

Secondary Maceration for Coloring:

4 grams - Hyssop
4 grams - Lemon Balm (Melissa)

Recipe # 2 - Suisse la Bleue

Primary Maceration for Distillation:

12 grams - Grande Wormwood
46 grams - Green Anise (Seeds)
43 grams - Fennel Seed
10 grams - Coriander
3 grams - Star Anise
2 grams - Angelica
2 grams - Peppermint Leaf
1 grams - Hyssop

Note: Suisse la Bleue style absinthe is clear and a coloring step is not performed.

Recipe #3 - French Absinthe

Primary Maceration for Distillation:

15 grams - Grande Wormwood
46 grams - Green Anise (Seeds)
42 grams - Fennel Seed
5 grams - Coriander
2 grams - Star Anise
2 grams - Angelica

Secondary Maceration for Coloring:

2 grams - Petite Wormwood
2 grams - Hyssop
2 grams - Melissa

Recipe #4 - Winston's La Fee Verte

Primary Maceration for Distillation:

13 grams - Grand Wormwood
45 grams - Green Anise (Seeds)
40 grams - Fennel Seed
8 grams - Coriander
2 grams - Star Anise
2 grams - Angelica root

Secondary Maceration for Coloring:

1 grams - Petite Wormwood
2 grams - Hyssop
2 grams - Melissa

Here is a full list of herbs used to make absinthe.

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