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Real alcohol content of absinthe

-- By  Dan in  USA on Thu, 26 Jan 2012 at 06:10.

For those of you who freak out at absinthe's high (50%-70%) alcohol content, you should know that when diluted with ice water, it's not as severe.
Think about it: To drink absinthe properly, you dilute 1oz of absinthe with 3oz of water. In doing so, that 62% (for Pacifique, one of my favorites!) now goes down to 15.5% alcohol content. That's roughly the same as a glass of wine.
Drink it in MODERATION like you would wine or saké, and there are no effects other than that wonderful flavor!

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