If you are a beginner, a new Absinthe drinker, you will want to know “how do you serve Absinthe?”. As being one of the strongest spirits absinthe is used in diluted form.
As being pshycoactive like cannabis Absinthe is banned in many countries. Most countries prefers Absinthe.
There are two special methods for the preparation of Absinthe which are La Louche or The Ritual it is the traditional French method of serving Absinthe and the modern Bohemian method known as the Czech Method. Absinthe is a speciality drink which requires special preparation. Preparing Absinthe by two different methods:-
The Ritual Method
Use of method in cultural history of Absinthe in France and Switzerland before the ban in the early 1900s.
You will need following equipment for this method
Take an Absinthe glass
A slotted spoon An Absinthe spoon is use with Absinthe.
A cube of sugar needed
Take Absinthe fountain of iced water.
The ritual recipe in use:-
Take 25-50ml of Absinthe.
Place the sugar cube on the Absinthe spoon.
Drip the ice cold water over the sugar cube or set the tap on the fountain to a slow drip. The Absinthe mixes with sugar cube and water.
As Absinthe mixed with it goes cloudy or milky. Absinthe causes louche effect as it contains essential oils such as wormwood which are soluble in alcohol but not in water.
To enjoy your Absinthe stir it.
Take water and Absinthe in the ratio between 3:1 and 5:1
An adaption of the Ritual is the “Glass in a Glass” method. With this method you place a small glass containing the Absinthe into a larger glass and drip water into the small glass which then overflows into the larger glass. The small glass is removed when water and all of the Absinthe is in the larger glass.
Necessities of this method
– An Absinthe glass
– An Absinthe Spoon
A cube of sugar is taken
Take a lighter or match
Iced water is added
The glass should be filled with 25-50ml of Absinthe.
Add sugar cube to soak in Absinthe and rest on the spoon.
Sugar cube is caramelize, melt and drip into Absinthe.
Add iced water to Absinthe for its louche.
This is popular method in recent times especially in Absinthe bars in the Czech Republic. This method was scorned by many drinkers.
Care is needed while setting alcohol
A quality Absinthe which contains real essential oils is needed for the Absinthe to louche. If you cannot buy quality bottled Absinthe you can buy essences from Absinthe Kit.com By mixing the distilled herb essence with vodka or Ever clear top quality Absinthe is prepared.
Once you have your quality Absinthe you can enjoy learning how do you serve Absinthe.