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
Ingredients
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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Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.


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Loved it!

5

My hubs was quite excited when he got this. The product was easy to use and fun. We were pleasantly surprised by how good it turned out. Fun gift!! We will buy a refills and look forward to trying other kits.

Oregon

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I am going to buy this again.

5

The gift was a hit. My friend was more than excited to receive it!

Tamaqua Pa

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Great gift for an absinthe lover

5

My boyfriend spent a lot of time in Paris this last year and was raving about Absinthe. He hasn't really been able to find any good absinthe in the US so I got him this kit for his birthday. It was fun to make and the absinthe tastes as good as anything you will find abroad.

Miami, FL

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I would buy this product again and make a double batch

5

We used this product straight over ice or I would add it to Virgil's Root Beer and make the best alcoholic Root Beer ever!

Costa Mesa Ca.

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I love this so much I bought it twice

5

The kit is fantastic. The absinthe made isn't quite the green you typically associate with absinthe,but I'm sure that varies with the age of the spices. It still produced a completely viable absinthe. I bought this for my husband's graduation present and he loved it! He loved it so much that he begged for it for Christmas. Great product.

Fort drum, ny

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A DEFINITE RE-BUY!

5

He works in a brewery and helps brew the beer, so when i stumbled on this i thought YES ! i must get it. It shipped very fast and the product packaging is amazing. I plan to get refills for him in the future. He actually started making it right after he opened it and it was a really cool process

Riverside, CA.

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My husband loves it!

5

I bought this kit as a Christmas gift for my husband and he used it to make his own absinthe! It came out really flavorful and strong!

Easton,MD

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Novel gift

5

perfect present for the hard to buy for!

Flowery Branch GA

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cool packaging, arrives promptly

4

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

indiana

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WAY BETTER THAN I EXPECTED

4

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.

Seattle, Washington

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