## How big is a drop?

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• In msg 14050 a commercial recipe for 100 litres of Absinthe was scaled down to 1 litre and quantities were given in drops of essential oils. The equivalency
Message 1 of 2 , Sep 2, 2003
In msg 14050 a commercial recipe for 100 litres of Absinthe was
scaled down to 1 litre and quantities were given in drops of
essential oils.
The equivalency measurement was based on -
20 drops = 1ml = 1/5 teaspoon
100 drops = 5ml = 1 tsp.
300 drops = 15ml = 1 tablespoon
600 drops = 30ml = 1 fluid ounce
1ml is approx. equivalent to 1 gram

The angelica oil should have been a 1/2 drop which I thought was
impractical but it can be done -
http://yarchive.net/chem/drop_to_cc.html

So strictly, the qty. for peppermint oil, hyssop oil, melissa oil
should be 1 drop.
For coriander oil, angelica oil the qty. should be 1/2 drop.
In practice it is OK, as the qty is so small and the dominating
flavors are from aniseed, fennel, wormwood.

Looking at various recipes, leads me to think that the angelica and
peppermint are optional, and could be substituted with say sweet flag
and camomile for the added complexity.

Wal
• 20 drops = 1ml or 1 drop =.20 ml ... flag
Message 2 of 2 , Sep 2, 2003
20 drops = 1ml or 1 drop =.20 ml

--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@h...> wrote:
> In msg 14050 a commercial recipe for 100 litres of Absinthe was
> scaled down to 1 litre and quantities were given in drops of
> essential oils.
> The equivalency measurement was based on -
> 20 drops = 1ml = 1/5 teaspoon
> 100 drops = 5ml = 1 tsp.
> 300 drops = 15ml = 1 tablespoon
> 600 drops = 30ml = 1 fluid ounce
> 1ml is approx. equivalent to 1 gram
>
> The angelica oil should have been a 1/2 drop which I thought was
> impractical but it can be done -
> http://yarchive.net/chem/drop_to_cc.html
>
> So strictly, the qty. for peppermint oil, hyssop oil, melissa oil
> should be 1 drop.
> For coriander oil, angelica oil the qty. should be 1/2 drop.
> In practice it is OK, as the qty is so small and the dominating
> flavors are from aniseed, fennel, wormwood.
>
> Looking at various recipes, leads me to think that the angelica and
> peppermint are optional, and could be substituted with say sweet
flag
> and camomile for the added complexity.
>
> Wal
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