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Making absinthe with Essential Oils.

Postby Bushman » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:46 am

Below are two absinthe recipes from the book Essential Oil Maker's Handbook

Recipe #1
1 quart (0.95 liters) 40% abv flavorless alcohol
1.76 oz (50 grams) of sugar
Wormwood oil, 0.4 ml
Anise oil 0.1 ml
Cilantro oil 0.2 ml

Recipe #2
1 quart (0.95 liters) 40% abv flavorless alcohol
1.76 oz (50 grams) of sugar
Wormwood oil, 0.5 ml
Orange oil,0.2 ml
Star anise oil, 0.1 ml
Orange Blossom oil, 0.05 ml
Lemon oil, 0.1 ml
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Re: Making absinthe with Essential Oils.

Postby rgreen2002 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:48 am

Dammit Bushman! Here's something else I have to get interested in....

The price for wormwood oil is UNBELIEVABLE!!! $1/ml

Thanks B-man, I like this new thread. :mrgreen:
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Re: Making absinthe with Essential Oils.

Postby Bushman » Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:23 am

rgreen2002 wrote:Dammit Bushman! Here's something else I have to get interested in....

The price for wormwood oil is UNBELIEVABLE!!! $1/ml

Thanks B-man, I like this new thread. :mrgreen:

Last year a kilogram of rose or lemon balm cost about $7,000 US. If we grow the plants we can make sure it's not artificial oil and it is not that expensive to make.
I have seen posts scattered through out different forum threads and thus saw a need for a dedicated thread. Distilling is not the only method for extracting the oils but in most cases it is the best way. I am going to have a lot of fun with this so after 3 years I have started making birdwatchers recipe again to build up my neutrals for experimenting with new recipes adding essential oils to create liqueurs.
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Re: Making absinthe with Essential Oils.

Postby kiwi Bruce » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:29 pm

Bushman how far along did you get ? When I put my "oil rig" back together I'll take a pic or three and post them.
I'll just sit quietly in the corner over here, with a tall glass of something special.
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Re: Making absinthe with Essential Oils.

Postby kiwi Bruce » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:57 pm

When I was doing my research into French made Absinthe, around the 1870's to 80's ...Ordinaire, which was to cheapest Absinthe allowed by French law, was criticized at the time as it was being made by Local wine and spirit distributors, who used grain alcohol, essential oils and food dyes to make it...it was also as low as 54% ABV. A shot of Ordinaire served in one of the myriad of back street Bistros in Paris cost only 5 Centime...about a nickel U.S. (pint of beer cost about the same at the time)
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Re: Making absinthe with Essential Oils.

Postby Bushman » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:16 am

Update:
Bought 1000 wormwood seeds and several 100 anise seeds and none came up so will probably buy plants and try again next year.
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