Knowing How To Pour Absinthe

Many people have no idea how to pour Absinthe appropriately and no, it isn’t quite as simple as removing the lid, pouring it into a glass and drinking it! Absinthe needs to be served watered down with iced water and sweetened just a bit with sugar This process is named “The Ritual” or “La Louche” and is the way Absinthe was prepared in its heyday during the 19th century and early 20th century.

The Ritual isn’t a great deal of a recipe as a method to follow. Allow me to share instructions on how to pour the perfect Green Fairy every time:-

You will need:-

– Absinthe – Work with a quality Absinthe which contains wormwood. There are numerous fake Absinthes around with no thujone and thus no wormwood.

– An Absinthe glass – This makes measuring the Absinthe quite simple as you fill the bulge towards the bottom or go up to the mark, determined by what style glass you might have.

– A slotted Absinthe spoon (cuillere)

– Ice cold water

– A cube of white sugar

To produce your Absinthe drink you need to pour a shot of Absinthe into the glass and rest the spoon on the rim of the glass.Put the cube of sugar about the spoon and slowly drip the water over the sugar so it will be dissolve into the Absinthe. Top-up the Absinthe to taste, usually a ratio of between 3:1 and 5:1 water to Absinthe.

If you use a stable hand and drip the water carefully, you will be able to observe the Absinthe louche as it turns from a translucent bright green to an opalescent, pale, milky green. This really is fascinating to look at.

Some Absinthe drinkers buy a special Absinthe fountain which you fill with water and ice cubes and after that turn a tap to regulate the dripping of the water in the Absinthe – great in case you are heavy handed. A fountain also lets you make two drinks simultaneously because a lot of fountains have two taps.

Replicas of antique Absinthe spoons and glasses can be ordered online from This company also sell Absinthe essences on their webshop. You combine an essence with vodka or everclear to create your own personal authentic wormwood Absinthe.

The Czech or Bohemian method differs just a bit from the Ritual and isn’t a standard technique of preparing Absinthe. To make Absinthe this way you have to:-
– Pour a shot of Absinthe right into a glass after which dip the cube of sugar in the alcohol.
– Place the cube of sugar to the Absinthe spoon.
– Utilizing a match or lighter, set the sugar alight.
– Observe the sugar caramelize and melt through the slots of the spoon and on the Absinthe.
– Thoroughly pour iced water in the Absinthe to dilute.
– Stir and savor.

Absinthe may also be combined with other alcohol in cocktails. Look online for Absinthe cocktail recipes your domain name. Ernest Hemingway drank “Death in the Afternoon” – Absinthe blended with champagne!

There you are, how to pour Absinthe using the Ritual and the modern-day Bohemian method. Try them out and enjoy with Absinthe.