Absinthe drink [Artemisia absinthium]

by Christian Müller 3/20/2018 Absinthe |  Others |  Make Views 1776


This is a recipe for making absinthe without using distilled ethereal oils. Leaving out these oils, make the process much easier, plus you do not need too much equipment.


  • 30 - 40 grams of Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
  • 8,5 grams of Hyssop herb (Hyssopus officinalis)
  • 1,8 grams of Sweet Flag root (Acorus calamus)
  • 6,0 grams of Lemon balm leaves (Melissa officinalis)
  • 30 grams of Anise seeds (Pimpinella anisum)
  • 25 grams of Fennel seeds (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • 10 grams of Star anise fruits (Illicium verum)
  • 3,2 grams of Coriander seeds (Coriandrum sativum) 

Preparation Method

1. 30 - 40 grams of Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

2. Crush the herbs and put them in a sealable jar (a big preserving jar will do well).

3. Pour 800 ml of alcohol (90 - 95%) over the herbs. Keep the mixture in the jar for one week, but shake it once in a while.

4. After a week, add 2/3 l of water to it. Allow it to stand for another day, then filter the herbs. It is best to use a cloth, because this will also filter small rests of herbs. The remaining liquid can be pressed out easily.


Absinthe [Artemisia absinthium]

Usually, 1 gram of the dried herb is used as a medical dosage.

For smoking mixes, the amount can be adjusted.

The amount of herbs used in alcoholic extracts like absinthe varies heavily.

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