Comprehending What is the Recommended Amount of Absinthe?

There is much fascination with Absinthe, the drink known as the Green Fairy or La Fee Verte. People would like to know how to buy it, which sort to buy, how to prepare it and what’s the advised volume of Absinthe to use when preparing a drink.

Firstly you must buy a quality Absinthe which is rich in essential oils and that contains wormwood. There are plenty of Absinthe substitutes and fake Absinthes on sale that may contain southernwood or roman wormwood instead of common wormwood (artemisia absinthium). Make sure you buy a proper real Absinthe. If you reside in a country where it’s difficult to find a good quality Absinthe then you may make your own Absinthe using essences from

Upon having got your Absinthe, you need to learn The Ritual, or La Louche. It is a standard French or Swiss means of preparing Absinthe and it uses one shot of Absinthe. Listed below are the instructions:-

To carry out the Ritual, you will require an Absinthe glass, a slotted Absinthe spoon, a lump of sugar and ice cold water.

– Pour 25-50ml of Absinthe in the glass.
– Rest the Absinthe spoon covering the rim of the glass and set a cube of sugar into it.
– Slowly drip iced water above the sugar either by dripping from the tap of the fountain or by using a stable hand to pour from a carafe. Dripping it gradually will give the sugar possiblity to dissolve and drip throughout the slots of the spoon. You should see a lovely “louche” effect as the water mixes into the alcohol. The Absinthe louches since the essential oils of the herbs are soluble in alcohol but not in water and so make the mixture cloudy or milky when water is added in.
– Sit back and luxuriate in your Absinthe drink.

The Bohemian or Czech Method is much like the Ritual but is a modern method of preparing cheap Czech Absinthes. The Bohemian strategy is scorned by a lot of Absinthe followers.

Instructions and strategies for making use of the Bohemian method:-

– Pour 25-50ml of Absinthe into the glass and dip the sugar cube in it to soak the sugar.
– Place sugar cube to the Absinthe spoon and rest around the rim of the glass.
– Set the sugar cube alight for 1 minute to allow the sugar to caramelize and melt. The sugar need to drip throughout the slots of the spoon and into the Absinthe.
– Position the spoon to the Absinthe and pour the iced water in to the Absinthe to place out any flames and to result in the Absinthe to louche.
– Enjoy your Absinthe drink.

Should you wish to enjoy your Absinthe properly the you’ll want some Absinthiana – Absinthe glasses, spoons and perhaps even an Absinthe fountain to manipulate the flow of the water. Replicas of antique spoons and glasses can be bought from

So, what is the recommended amount of Absinthe to work with in planning an Absinthe drink? About 45ml or a US shot. Obviously, you may use Absinthe in cocktails too – look for recipes online.