Today we'll tell you how to make absinthe, the legendary drink of Van Gogh and Hemingway. Not that green substance that is sold in each nearby alcohol shop but pure and qualitative, made of herbs. Some Russians do love it as well. Well, all the details inside the post.
The production of this wonderful drink is divided into 4 stages:
1. Infusing herbs
Stage One. Infusion. Ingredients: Alcohol 80% and herbs (the most common bought in the chemist's, in grams per 1 liter of alcohol):
Wormwood: 100 g
Fennel (fruit): 50 g
Anise: 50 g
Mint: 15 g
Melissa: 8 g
Chamomile: 3 g
Cumin: 10 g
Angelica: 10 g
It would be nice to add 5-10 g of hyssop, but it is difficult to find.
The substance should be kept in a dark place at room temperature for 7-15 days. You can certainly speed up the process, infusing the substance for 24 hours at a temperature of 40 C, but this will worsen the result.