Being aware of How To Drink Absinthe

How to drink Absinthe properly is the issue lots of people have once they have been able to get hold of a bottle of the Green Fairy. In La Belle Epoque in France everybody knew how to serve and drink Absinthe, it was part of the


society and was even more common compared to wine.

The information of how to drink Absinthe was lost until recent times due to ban on Absinthe practically in most countries for many decades. In the United States it was suspended in 1912 and Absinthes including the “Lucid” brand only have just gone available for sale in the US in 2007.

How To Drink Absinthe While using the Classic “Ritual”

This is the original approach to preparing Absinthe used in pre ban times in the 19th century in France and Switzerland. It comes with an art to using this method and it depends on utilizing a steady hand.

– Pour a shot of Absinthe directly into an Absinthe glass or huge glass.
– Rest a slotted Absinthe spoon on the top of the glass and place a cube of sugar about the spoon.
– Carefully drip iced water over the sugar so that the sugar dissolves and drips through the slots into the Absinthe. Either make use of an Absinthe fountain or dripper to control the dripping or use a very steady hand to pour the water from a carafe.
– Watch the Absinthe louche (become cloudy) as the water mixes on the alcohol.
– Take pleasure in your Absinthe.

How To Drink Absinthe Using The Modern day Bohemian or Czech Technique

This is a more sophisticated method that is a little bit of fun and is also scorned by a lot of Absinthe drinkers. It’s often used in combination with cheaper Czech Absinthes and Absinthes that have a reduced alcohol content. Care must be taken when setting alcohol alight.

– Pour a shot of Absinthe directly into an Absinthe glass.
– Saturate the sugar cube inside the Absinthe after which place on an Absinthe spoon resting on the rim of the glass.
– Employing a lighter or match, set the sugar on fire and observe it as it caramelizes , melts and drips to the Absinthe, it might set the Absinthe on fire too.
– Carefully pour iced water to the Absinthe to extinguish the flames and also to make the Absinthe louche.
– Drink your Absinthe.

Percentages of water to Absinthe rely on taste but a ratio which can be between 3:1 and 5:1 water to Absinthe is the advised dilution.

How To Drink Absinthe in Cocktails

Ernest Hemingway famously produced “Death in the Afternoon” – a cocktail of Absinthe and champagne, but there are lots of other cocktail recipes for Absinthe. You do really need to keep in mind that Absinthe is an extremely strong Alcoholic beverage and is approximately twice the potency of other spirits such as vodka and whisky.

Cocktail thoughts:-

Absinthe and Vodka – Combine 3 parts Absinthe with one part high quality vodka in an iced glass (out of the freezer) and garnish by using a sprig of mint.

Absinthe Explosion – Mix 3 parts Tequila, 4 parts vodka, 3 parts whisky and 7 parts Absinthe. Put ice and after that stir.

Absinthe Bloody Mary – Put 1 shot of Absinthe into a cocktail glass with ice and top up with tomato juice. Include a dash of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce and season with pepper and salt.

There are lots of alternative methods of how to drink Absinthe and you can even invent your personal cocktails.