Realizing How To Pour Absinthe

A lot of people don’t know how to pour Absinthe effectively and no, it isn’t really as simple as taking off the lid, pouring it right into a glass and drinking it! Absinthe needs to be served diluted with iced water and sweetened slightly with sugar making carbonated water. This method is known as “The Ritual” or “La Louche” and is exactly how Absinthe was prepared in its heyday during the nineteenth century and early 20th century.

The Ritual isn’t so much a recipe as a technique to follow. Here I will discuss instructions on how to pour the right Green Fairy every time:-

You will need:-

– Absinthe – Make use of a quality Absinthe that contains wormwood. There are lots of fake Absinthes around with virtually no thujone and thus no wormwood.

– An Absinthe glass – This will make measuring the Absinthe really easy as you fill the bulge towards the bottom or rise to the mark, according to what style glass you’ve got.

– A slotted Absinthe spoon (cuillere)

– Cold water

– A cube of white sugar

To produce your Absinthe drink you have to pour a shot of Absinthe into the glass and rest the spoon on the rim of the glass.Place the cube of sugar over the spoon and carefully drip the water above the sugar making it dissolve to the Absinthe. Top up the Absinthe to taste, usually a ratio of between 3:1 and 5:1 water to Absinthe.

Should you use a stable hand and drip the water gradually, it is possible to view the Absinthe louche the way it turns from a transparent bright green to an opalescent, pale, milky green. This is fascinating to watch.

Some Absinthe drinkers get a special Absinthe fountain that you just fill with water and ice cubes after which turn a tap to control the dripping of the water to the Absinthe – great if you’re heavy handed. A fountain also lets you make two drinks simultaneously because many fountains have two taps.

Replications . of antique Absinthe spoons and glasses may be ordered online from The company also sell Absinthe essences on their own webshop. You combine an essence with vodka or everclear to produce your own personal genuine wormwood Absinthe.

The Czech or Bohemian approach differs slightly from the Ritual and isn’t a conventional technique of preparing Absinthe. To produce Absinthe in this way you need to:-
– Pour a shot of Absinthe in a glass and then dip the cube of sugar to the alcohol.
– Place the cube of sugar onto the Absinthe spoon.
– By using a match or lighter, set the sugar alight.
– View the sugar caramelize and melt throughout the slots of the spoon and in the Absinthe.
– Carefully pour iced water into the Absinthe to dilute.
– Stir and enjoy.

Absinthe may also be combined with other alcohol in cocktails. Use the internet for Absinthe cocktail recipes clicking here. Ernest Hemingway drank “Death in the Afternoon” – Absinthe combined with champagne!

There you are, how to pour Absinthe utilizing the Ritual and the more sophisticated Bohemian method. Try them out and have fun with Absinthe.