Knowing How To Drink Absinthe

How to drink Absinthe properly is the issue many people have once they have managed to obtain 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 famous compared to wine.

The information of how to drink Absinthe was lost until recent years because of the ban on Absinthe in many countries for many decades. In the United States it was prohibited in 1912 and Absinthes for example the “Lucid” brand have only just gone on sale in the US in 2007.

How To Drink Absinthe While using Traditional “Ritual”

This is the genuine approach to preparing Absinthe used in pre ban times in the 19th century in France and Switzerland. There’s an art to working with this process and it is based on utilizing a steady hand.

– Pour a shot of Absinthe straight into an Absinthe glass or large glass.
– Rest a slotted Absinthe spoon above the top of the glass and put a cube of sugar over the spoon.
– Slowly drip iced water above 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 control the dripping or make use of a very steady hand to pour the water coming from a carafe.
– Watch the Absinthe louche (turn cloudy) as the water mixes on the alcohol.
– Take pleasure in your Absinthe.

How To Drink Absinthe Utilizing the Modern day Bohemian or Czech Strategy

This is a more sophisticated method that is a little bit of fun and is scorned by many Absinthe drinkers. It’s often combined with cheaper Czech Absinthes and Absinthes which have a reduced alcohol content. Care should be taken when setting alcohol alight.

– Pour a shot of Absinthe straight into an Absinthe glass.
– Saturate the sugar cube in the Absinthe and then place on an Absinthe spoon sitting on the rim of the glass.
– Using a lighter or match, set the sugar on fire and watch it as it caramelizes , melts and drips into the Absinthe, it may set the Absinthe on fire too.
– Gradually pour iced water to the Absinthe to put out the flames and to make the Absinthe louche.
– Ingest your Absinthe.

Proportions of water to Absinthe depend upon 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 produced “Death in the Afternoon” – a cocktail of Absinthe plus champagne, but there are several other cocktail recipes for Absinthe. You do ought to keep in mind that Absinthe is certainly a strong Alcoholic beverage and is somewhere around twice the potency of other spirits like vodka and whisky.

Cocktail tips:-

Absinthe and Vodka – Blend 3 parts Absinthe with one part top quality vodka within an iced glass (out of the freezer) and garnish using a sprig of mint.

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

Absinthe Bloody Mary – Put 1 shot of Absinthe right 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 many other ways of how to drink Absinthe and you may even invent your individual cocktails.