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Hacking Vodka into Absinthe

Friday, September 30, 2005

I thoroughly enjoyed the article on Hacking Vodka that was put out nearly a year ago. I don't know why I have not posted this sooner but here is a quick and basic way of hacking regular store bought vodka into absinthe. If you don't know what absinthe is, go here for the wiki. All you need to know is that it has been banned in the US since the early 1900s, long term usage seems to cause some major dementia, that many famous dead people drank it, and that I am going to show you how to make it for about 30 dollars. Now some stores in the US will claim to sell absinthe but it will be missing a key ingredient.

1.)Supplies: Vodka (any will do but better vodka will taste better, or hacked vodka), 1 ounce of liquid wormwood (you can order it here or here ), 1 bag of Jolly Ranchers, 1 glass, and 1 hammer.

2.)Pour a little more than 1OZ of vodka into a glass (waste not, want not- or something like that)

3.)Undo the cap for your wormwood extract (sorry about the blue tape earlier, it was shipped like that.

4.)Pour the contents straight into the vodka bottle.

5.)Take the jolly ranchers and separate the greens from the other colors. Original absinthe obviously did not use jolly ranchers but we don't really need the other herbs as long as we have wormwood. Mostly for aesthetics than for taste (you will see)

6.)Here I am about to hammer the shit out of the jolly ranchers (for a quicker breakdown)

7.)Now just add the pieces of jolly ranchers to the vodka and let it soak up for a nice greenish tint.

My homies and I have used this exact recipe for over 5 years now and none of us have died or gone blind. There are a number of other 'recipes' out there but apprently mixing the wrong amount of ingredients can possibly cause some bad side effects. Before I forget, shout outs to Mike from ouchmyeye.com for the wormwood and awesome site shirts.

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posted by aL, 10:41 PM


add about 10-15 licorice flavor altoids for the extra authentic flavor
commented by Anonymous upcoming drinkblog.com, 8:06 AM  
That's pretty funny.

Or you could just go here and buy the real shit.
commented by Blogger Lonnie Bruner, 9:19 AM  
As Absinthe is banned so i never tried this one.But from your blog if it is prepared with proper quantity of ingredients, then there will be no harm.The way you describe the procedure to prepare Absinthe is very transparent and easy.As there is risk in drinking Absinthe. I will stick to my Smirnoff of vodka with cigars.I prefer to Buy Cigars online.
commented by Anonymous Rolf Stephens, 9:26 AM  
commented by Blogger sherry1234, 1:55 AM  

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