Absinthe Making Kit

A blend of botanicals transforms your favorite liquor into the storied "Green Fairy" of bohemian legend.

$20.00 - 45.00

Ryan & Melanie Belshee created by

Ryan & Melanie Belshee

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Bottle the Green Fairy

You don't need a still or a garden of obscure botanicals to make your own fragrant absinthe with this DIY kit. Just add your favorite high proof neutral spirit--the kit has everything else to transform the liquor into the storied "Green Fairy" beloved of 19th century artists and writers (without the notorious neurotoxins of Bohemian legend). The key to the kit is a blend of eleven certified organic botanicals from around the world--including Fennel, Anise, Licorice, Hyssop, Angelica, and Artemisia--which add heady complexity to the brew. The kit also includes a 500 ml Tortuga antique green bottle with custom-designed label, a 4 inch funnel, a natural coffee filter, and easy instructions for brewing your absinthe. The label invites customization to record your cocktail creation. Assembled in Nevada by cocktail-loving couple Ryan and Melanie Belshee. Refill kits also available to keep the Green Fairy flowing.

Ryan & Melanie Belshee

created by

Ryan & Melanie Belshee

As an Eagle Scout, Ryan Belshee has always enjoyed creating things by hand. Ryan has a thirst for knowledge and loves a good experiment. On a whim Ryan decided to try his hand at making a batch of Absinthe at home. Unfortunately, private distilling is illegal in Oregon and it can be dangerous. With a little research he decided to give infusion a try. Through some trial and error the Absinthe infusion spice blend was born. Following the successful discovery, Ryan put his BA from Portland State University's Business school to good use and turned his delicious experiment into a company. When he's not busy grinding and blending spices, Ryan keeps his wife Melanie on her toes coming up with the new flavor profiles and a wide range of other crazy ideas. The pair met in high school and celebrated 15 years of marriage this year.

Melanie Belshee dreamed of being an artist from a very young age. Her passion for art carried grew into a career after earning her Bachelors of Science in Graphic design from the Art Institute of Portland in 2001. Originally wanting to work as a children's book illustrator, Melanie fell in love with Graphic Design and has been practicing her craft for the last 15 years helping large businesses and small non-profits create and maintain their branding image. Now as a small business owner and manufacturer, Melanie is thrilled to be able to share her work on a product line that is close to her heart. Always a fan of vintage, historical works; creating the look and feel for her very own product line has been a dream come true. Melanie aspires to keep every package design as historically accurate as possible along the way spending hours researching in an effort to keep the style true to the prohibition era period.

Made in the USA
Ages
21+
Made from
glass, cork, paper, stainless steel, organic spices
Measurements
13" L x 7" W x 4.5" H in packaging; 500 ML bottle
Notes
Absinthe Making Kit includes: spices and botanicals, instructions, 500 ML bottle, 1 4" stainless steel funnel, one natural filter.

Absinthe Making Kit - Refill includes: spices and botanicals.

Yields 500 ML of Absinthe.

Alcohol not included.

Estimated brew time: 26 hours.
Item ID
26228

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UncommonGoodsAbsinthe Making Kit
 
4.2

(based on 22 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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Cons

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Best Uses

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (16), No (8)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (7), Christmas or hanukkah (6), Other (6)

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

cool packaging, arrives promptly

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from indiana

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Comments about UncommonGoods Absinthe Making Kit:

everything looks cool, have yet to make it but i'm excited. alcohol not included with kit

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

WAY BETTER THAN I EXPECTED

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from Seattle, Washington

Comments about UncommonGoods Absinthe Making Kit:

I purchased this out of mere curiosity. I love absinthe and have always been curious as to making my own but didn't know exactly how. When I bought this I was skeptical, but got it anyways. When I was making it, I was very worried it was going to turn out brown like it was for 90% of the time I was brewing it, but the final addition of herbs really made the color turn out great. Mine turned out not so green, about 80% green, 20% percent brown but still a very genuine absinthe color. I think I left the wormwood in a little too long (3 hours roughly) because it was a little on the bitter side (I have to use two sugar cubes to make it on the sweet side). Next time I'll do 2 hours. It turned out fantastic otherwise! Tastes like black licorice and a complex variety of herbs. I've given my friends and parents drinks of it and all they have to say is "Wow, you MADE this??" I'll be getting refill kits again and again, as it's much cheaper and better as opposed to purchasing absinthe online or from stores (which in my area typically run around $80 for a "good" bottle). Only giving four stars due to the bitterness, but I strongly believe it will turn out better next time. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR NEWCOMERS OR ABSINTHEURS.

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  • No
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  • Other

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(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Got this for my dad. He really seemed to like it

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from Woolford, MD

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Comments about UncommonGoods Absinthe Making Kit:

Dad's birthday gift. I'm always looking for something unique and I found alot of nice different things at Uncommon Goods.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent gift

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from London KY

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Comments about UncommonGoods Absinthe Making Kit:

This product arrived promptly and the packaging was awesome. This was for my husband's birthday but I was so excited he got it early. If giving it a a gift make sure to pick up the Everclear first. We made this over a weekend. The instructions are easy to follow and the final product was great. I would recommend this product to anyone.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great gift for my husband!!

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from Mcadoo, Pa

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Comments about UncommonGoods Absinthe Making Kit:

It's easy to understand and the final product was awesome! Your site is amazing and the products are so unique and I'll be sure to be ordering again some cool items in the near future.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great/fun gift!

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from Portland OR

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Comments about UncommonGoods Absinthe Making Kit:

I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend and he loved it! The final product tasted great too!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Valentine’s Day

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great gift

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from Waterford, mi

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Comments about UncommonGoods Absinthe Making Kit:

I got this as a gift for my boyfriend and he really liked it. It's defiantly a unique gift for someone that's hard to shop for. The only thing is I suggest ordering the everclear online because it's not available in all areas in that high of proof. He hasn't made it yet so I'm not sure how everything will turn out.

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  • Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Unique Project

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from Ohio

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Pros

  • Anxious To Tryi It
  • fun project
  • Nice packaging

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Friends Want To Try
    • Project With Spouse

    Comments about UncommonGoods Absinthe Making Kit:

    Haven't tried it yet but anxious to try and taste.
    Good for a gift, looks cool.
    Haven't made the absinthe yet, so rated on packaging and ease of ordering/delivery.

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    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Very nice!

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    from Massachusetts

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    Comments about UncommonGoods Absinthe Making Kit:

    Very nice product, gave as a gift and the recipient was very pleased with it. Would buy it again.

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    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    i would buy this product again

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    from georgia

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    Comments about UncommonGoods Absinthe Making Kit:

    unique gift for the person with everything

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    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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