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Absinthe by cold compounding

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  • waljaco
    Some gins are made by cold compounding which means using essential oils. In http://www.feeverte.net/bedel/page8.html there is a fine recipe for 100 litres
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 2, 2003
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      Some gins are made by 'cold compounding' which means using essential
      oils. In
      http://www.feeverte.net/bedel/page8.html
      there is a 'fine' recipe for 100 litres which I have scaled down and
      rounded off, to 1 litre of 70%abv (trad. strength), assuming that
      1tsp = 5ml = 100 drops. It works out to approx 1/2 tsp of essential
      oils/litre of alcohol which appears to be an optimum amount for
      flavoring liqueurs.
      Essential oils are popular now and are readily available. If not
      there are plenty of mail order firms.

      Absinthe (cold compounded)
      1 litre neutral 70%abv
      Wormwood oil............ 8 drops
      Peppermint oil.......... 2 drops
      Hyssop oil.............. 2 drops
      Angelica oil............ 1 drop
      Melissa (Lemon Balm) oil 2 drops
      Anise oil................40 drops
      Coriander oil............1 drop
      Fennel oil...............6 drops

      Green food coloring......2-3 drops

      This would give about 4mg of thujone/drink (30ml) which a source
      states is below the level at which acute pharmacological effects are
      observed.

      Wal
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