Absinthe is a strong flavor liquor which is made by distilling alcohol with herbs. We know it is strong and can get you drunk easily, but what percentage is Absinthe and what is its proof?
Let’s look at the alcohol by volume of popular brands of Absinthe:-
La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise 68% alcohol by volume or 136 proof
Doubs Mystique Carte D’Or 65% abv or 130 proof
La Clandestine Absinthe is 53% alcohol by volume (106 proof)
Jade Edouard 72% alcohol by volume or 144 proof
Sebor is 55% alcohol by volume or 110 proof
Jade Nouvelle Orleans 68% abv is 136 proof
Mari Mayans Collectors 70 is 70% abv is 140 proof
La Fee Parisian which 68% alcohol by volume (136 proof)
Lucid Absinthe 62% abv is 124 proof
Jade Verte Suisse 65% abv which is 130 proof
Pernod Absinthe 68% abv (136 proof)
Kuber 53 is 53% alcohol by volume or 106 proof
Pere Kermanns 60% abv (120 proof)
Jade PF 1901 68% alcohol by volume (136 proof)
La Fee XS Absinthe Suisse is approximately 53% alcohol by volume (106 proof)
Roquette 1797 75% alcohol by volume (150 proof)
La Fee Bohemian 70% alcohol by volume (140 proof)
Let’s now compare Absinthe to other beverages:-
Whisky such as Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof)
Absinthe can be up to 75% alcohol by volume (150 proof)
Table Wine 9-12% abv (18-24 proof)
Beer is only 4 or 5% alcohol by volume (8-10 proof)
The alcohol-information.com website shows that 1 shot of 190 proof Everclear is equivalent to drinking 2.8five bottles of beer and about 3 brandies. With this information we establish that 1 shot of Absinthe is equivalent to 2.25 bottles of beer. So, the 22 shots of Absinthe is equivalent to forty-nine.five cans of beer!
As you can see, Absinthe is much stronger than types of fermented drinks such as wine and beer and stronger than whisky. We therefore need to be careful when consuming Absinthe, not because it will make us have hallucinations, or any other psychedelic effects, but because it is so strong and will intoxicate quickly. We need to take particular care when mixing Absinthe with other alcoholic drinks in cocktails.
When your are making your own Absinthe drink, care needs to always be taken. If you buy an Absinthe kit like Green Devil then you are simply steeping herbs in a neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka. Everclear has an abv of 95% which is 190 proof so it is much stronger than commercial Absinthe. Absubtge essebces are included in the Absinthekit.some have been mixed with a neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka. The finished Absinthe will be whatever the proof or abv of the neutral alcohol you have used.
What % is in Absinthe? For commercial Absinthe just look on the bottle label or if you order online, look at the product details for abv or proof. If you are making your own Absinthe from a kit, you need to look at the bottle of Everclear or vodka that you are using.