Since Absente Tasting Box is available on Bringfrancehome, let us explain to you how to prepare the perfect absinthe drink.
Absinthe is made with Artemisia absinthium (wormwood) and other secret herbs which make it a very special treat.
Many people don't know the proper way to drink it. To best enjoy your absinthe drink, we advise you to respect this method, called the classic French absinthe ritual.
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How to prepare the perfect absinthe drink
- Pour about one ounce (30ml) of absinthe into a glass. There are various types of glasses that can be used, some of antique or historical design and others of more modern design. If you are a purist, use a glass with a bulbous bottom.
- Lay a flat, perforated absinthe spoon across the rim of the glass, and place a single cube of sugar on the perforated area of the spoon.
- Drip very pure ice cold water into the absinthe.This very slow and gradual addition of the water forms the heart of the absinthe ritual.Three or four ounces of water are added per ounce of absinthe. To make sure the water you add is very cold, you can put ice cubes to the pitcher of water, but be sure that they don't fall into the glass of absinthe. As the water is added to the absinthe, the absinthe will gradually louche. Part of the classic French ritual absinthe is to enjoy the change of colour of your drink before drinking it.
- Stir your drink with the absinthe spoon after the water has been added and enjoy !