Absinthe is an anise flavor liquor which is made by distilling alcohol with herbs one of which is wormwood and aniseed. 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 levels of popular brands of Absinthe:-
La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise 68% alcohol by volume (136 proof)
Doubs Mystique Carte D’Or 65% alcohol by volume or 130 proof
La Clandestine Absinthe 53% abv or 106 proof
Jade Edouard 72% abv or 144 proof
Sebor 55% abv (110 proof)
Jade Nouvelle Orleans 68% alcohol is 136 proof
Mari Mayans Collectors 70 is 70% abv (140 proof)
La Fee Parisian which 68% alcohol by volume (136 proof)
Lucid Absinthe 62% alcohol by volume = 124 proof
Jade Verte Suisse 65% abv (130 proof)
Pernod Absinthe 68% abv (136 proof)
Kuber 53 is 53% alcohol by volume or 106 proof
Pere Kermanns is 60% abv or 120 proof
Jade PF 1901 68% abv is 136 proof
La Fee XS Absinthe Suisse 53% abv (106 proof)
Roquette 1797 75% alcohol by volume or 150 proof
La Fee Bohemian 70% abv which is 140 proof
Let’s compare Absinthe to other beverages:-
Whisky such as Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof)
Absinthe can be 75% alcohol by volume and up to 150 proof
Table Wine which is 9-12% abv is 18-24 proof
Beer tends to be 4 or 5% alcohol by volume (8-10 proof)
Now, the information on the alcohol.com website has shown that if you have 1 shot of 190 proof Everclear it is equivalent to drinking 2.85 cans of beer and about 3 brandies. This information establishs that one shot of Absinthe is equivalent to 2.2five bottles of beer. So, the 22 shots of Absinthe is equivalent to forty-nine.5 cans of beer!
As you can see, Absinthe is much stronger than as wine and beer and even whisky. We therefore need to be careful when consuming Absinthe, not because it will make us have hallucinations, 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.
Care always needs to be taken when making your own Absinthe drink. If you buy an Absinthe kit from Green Devil then you are steeping herbs in a neutral alcohol such as vodka or Everclear. Everclear has an abv of 95% which is 190 proof so it is much stronger than commercial Absinthe. Absinthe essences from AbsintheKit.many are mixed with a neutral alcohol such as Everclear or vodka. Your finished Absinthe will be the proof or abv of the neutral alcohol you have used.
What is the percentage 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.