Absinthe is a strong alcoholic liquor of typically 68% alcohol by volume / 136 US proof. The name "Absinthe" derives from "artemisia absinthium", the Latin name of wormwood and the spirit´s main ingredient. Absinthe traditionally has a natural green color. It is commonly referred to in historical literature as the "Green Fairy". Absinthe Gothica is different, Absinthe Gothica is the "Black Fairy"!
Gothica is a strong black Absinthe. It is made for Absintheurs who want to experience Absinthe in full effect. Nevertheless, it is important to point out, that Absinthe is not a drug. You will not hallucinate. The Absinthe effect is a state of higher physical and mental activation. In the 19th century poets, artist and writers often drank a glass of Absinthe for inspirational sakes. Indeed, some legendary artworks owe their existence to the spirit. But Gothica is a special Absinthe. It is not made after grandfathers recipe, it does not want to be a traditional French-styled Absinthe. Why? Because it is a dedication to darkness and inspiration! With a strong wormwood taste, a merciless alcohol degree of 80% / 160 proof Gothica opens the gates to a new dimension. Drink with responsibility, the Essence-of-Darkness is nothing to play with. If you instantly want to buy a bottle of Gothica, just visit the ALANDIA Absinthe store. They ship worldwide:
How does Gothica Absinthe taste like?
Gothica being a strong Absinthe, is distilled with an extra portion of wormwood. The Absinthe recipe makes use of artemisia absinthium, as well as other ingredients that are known for their transcendental virtues. Although this Absinthe is 160 proof its taste is milder than expected. You will not experience a sharp alcoholic taste. Moreover, your tongue will be tempted by bitter-sweet tones. In the finish you will detect notes of roses. As this Absinthe contains anise in its recipe, it louches when ice-cold water is added. Here is the detailed review:
Unlouched, black color with purple parts at the edges.
Louched, magic purple louche, with a black layer on top. Overall mid to strong density.
Herbal notes of wormwood are first, followed by some sweet, slightly bitter tones reminding of cloves, cinnamon and roses. Overall a dense presence of wormwood.
Sweet tones stay on the tongue with a pleasantly warm feeling.
Gothica is a merciless strong Absinthe, no doubt in this regard. But its taste is pleasantly sweet like a Fairy´s kiss.
80% Alcohol by Volume
The Essential Herbal Ingredient
The Glass for the Black Fairy
How do I drink this black Absinthe?
The black Absinthe Gothica can either be prepared the classic way with a sugar cube and ice cold water, or you can as well use this Absinthe for cocktails. A nice drink is the "Kiss of Death":
Take a sugar cube, put it in an empty glass of Champagne and pour just a bit of Gothica Absinthe into the glass. Only so much, that the sugar cube is Absinthe-soaked and therefore as well black in color. Then you fill the glass with Champagne. The sugar cube will dissolve in black swirls by the bubbles of the Chamapgne. Magic! Check out as well our video of Gothica Absinthe. It shows another drinking variation for this Absinthe: Gothica blended with a bit of red wine. It´s delicious and inspiring! Check out as well our video of the traditional French Absinthe Ritual.
Where can I buy Absinthe Gothica online?
Online, Gothica is exclusively sold by the Absinthe online store ALANDIA. ALANDIA was founded in 2001, soon after legalization of Absinthe in the European Union. Since 2001 they are serving the Absinthe community. Worldwide shipping is offered including the USA. The delivery is 100% guaranteed.
Absinthe Gothica Reviews:
„Strong as hell, this stuff is evil!! Love it!"
Carol from USA
„Had to try this because of the bottle and the black color. Although I expected a kick in the face this absinthe is mellow and sweet. Had it with 3 parts water, 1 part absinthe. Didn´t need any sugar at all.“
Petr from Finland
„Wow, had two glasses and the night became clear and bright. Had the best dreams ever....“
Dirk from Germany