How to drink Absinthe appropriately is the issue a lot of people have when they have managed to obtain a bottle of the Green Fairy. In La Belle Epoque in France every person knew how to serve and drink Absinthe, it was part of the
society and was even more widespread as compared to wine.
The knowledge of how to drink Absinthe was lost until recent years due to ban on Absinthe in most countries for a lot of decades. In the United States it was banned in 1912 and Absinthes such as 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 classic technique for preparing Absinthe utilized in pre ban times in the nineteenth century in France and Switzerland. There is an art to using this method and it lies in utilizing a steady hand.
– Pour a shot of Absinthe 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 in order that the sugar dissolves and drips throughout the slots into your Absinthe. Either make use of an Absinthe fountain or dripper to manage the dripping or use a very steady hand to pour the water from a carafe.
– View the Absinthe louche (become cloudy) as the water mixes on the alcohol.
– Appreciate your Absinthe.
How To Drink Absinthe Using The Modern Bohemian or Czech Technique
This is a more sophisticated method that is a bit of fun and is scorned by a lot of Absinthe drinkers. It’s often used in combination with cheaper Czech Absinthes and Absinthes that have a lower alcohol content. Care should be taken when setting alcohol alight.
– Pour a shot of Absinthe directly into an Absinthe glass.
– Soak the sugar cube within the Absinthe and after that put on an Absinthe spoon resting on the rim of the glass.
– Utilizing a lighter or match, set the sugar on fire and view it as it caramelizes , melts and drips in the Absinthe, it might set the Absinthe on fire too.
– Carefully pour iced water into the Absinthe to extinguish the flames and to make the Absinthe louche.
– Drink your Absinthe.
Percentages of water to Absinthe depend on taste but a ratio of between 3:1 and 5:1 water to Absinthe is the suggested dilution.
How To Drink Absinthe in Cocktails
Ernest Hemingway famously developed “Death in the Afternoon” – a cocktail of Absinthe and champagne, but there are lots of other cocktail recipes for Absinthe. You do ought to take into account that Absinthe is certainly a strong Alcoholic beverage and is approximately twice the potency of other spirits like vodka and whisky.
Absinthe and Vodka – Mix 3 parts Absinthe with one part top quality vodka within an iced glass (out of the freezer) and garnish by using a sprig of mint.
Absinthe Explosion – Blend 3 parts Tequila, 4 parts vodka, 3 parts whisky and 7 parts Absinthe. Add ice and stir.
Absinthe Bloody Mary – Put 1 shot of Absinthe into a cocktail glass with ice and top up with tomato juice. Add a dash of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce and season with salt and pepper.
There are lots of different ways of how to drink Absinthe and you could even invent your own personal cocktails.