Clandestine: Swiss-style Absinthe
Genuine Swiss recipe
Est. 80-90mg thujone
Intense alpine-fresh aroma & taste
All natural ingredients
TASTE... Our popular Clandestine absinthe kit makes absinthe that has an intense herbal aroma of the Swiss alpine valleys and a great vibrant taste. All-natural light-green colour.
EFFECTS... A potent combination of organic, sun-dried Artemisia absinthium (wormwood) and a cocktail of several other herbs, Clandestine guarantees to deliver that powerful mind-bending buzz that sets absinthe apart from all other drinks. It's no surprise customers keep coming back for this one!
STRENGTH... A bottle of home-made Clandestine packs estimated 80-90mg of thujone — up to nine times more than mass-produced, commercial products — so get ready to liberate your mind and meet the Green Fairy!
Clandestine absinthe kit contains everything you need to make and enjoy a great absinthe at home: the herbs, filters, bottle labels, special sugar cubes, two absinthe spoons and an illustrated 23-page guide which explains the (easy) steeping process, as well as how to perform the different absinthe drinking rituals.
Absolutely Absinthe's Clandestine kit packs as much of the Fairy magic of the Alpine farmhouse kitchen as we could possibly get in.
Clandestine follows the tradition of the original Swiss recipe for clandestine, or la bleue, the "underground" Swiss absinthe that quietly survived a century of prohibition. (When absinthe was banned in Switzerland in 1907, the defiant mountain folk of Val de Travers and other Alpine regions wouldn't have any of it and continued to make their traditional drink at home regardless – hence the name "clandestine".)
Even though absinthe is legal in Switzerland and across Europe again, Swiss home-made clandestines still remain much sought-after for their superior taste and strength over mass-produced absinthes.
Note: The BBC has a short but interesting article about the lifting of the Swiss absinthe ban (BBC, Sep 25, 2003).
Absolutely Absinthe! Kits
Each Absolutely Absinthe! kit contains everything you need to make great absinthe at home in only three to five days. Our illustrated "Discover absinthe" handbook will guide you through the simple preparation procedure and explain how to perform various absinthe drinking rituals.
One kit makes two litres of absinthe – enough to keep a party of seven or eight going right till the early hours!
Here is our best-selling Clandestine 2018 (luxury gift wrapped):
The finished product, ready to drink!
It's the Green Hour! In France, Switzerland and the lands of Bohemia alike, absinthe was traditionally drunk as an elixir that helped to put to rest the stresses of the day. Come five o'clock in the afternoon, folks began to gather in cafes where they relaxed in the company of the Green Fairy.
But whenever your day ends, it's never too late for a green hour and that refreshing, mind-shifting buzz that only genuine 19th century-style absinthe can bring about.
A French-style tarte tatin or an apple pie is optional – though we do think it goes very well with a glass or two!
How about an absinthe party?
Absinthe, the "forbidden", mysterious, mind-bending drink is always guaranteed to intrigue guests. Make your next party a special one with home-made Absolutely Absinthe! and let your friends marvel at the magic of the absinthe ritual and, then, experience that powerful absinthe buzz.
We think our "Butterfly Kiss" bottle label does fit the bill and captivates people's imagination even before they take a sip of the Green Fairy... but here is another stylish party serving suggestion nevertheless:
Ready to meet the Green Fairy?
The go ahead and...