Best Process For Serving Absinthe

If you are a beginner, a new Absinthe drinker, you will want to know “how do you serve Absinthe?”. Absinthe is stronger than other liquor so it is used with iced water.

Absinthe is banned in many countries for being pshycoactive like cannabis. Now many country use it.

Absinthe is prepared by two main methods: Use of the Ritual,or La Louche which is traditional French method and the modern Bohemian method also known as the Czech Method. special preparation is required for Absinthe. The two different methods of preparing Absinthe

The Ritual Method

Use of method in cultural history of Absinthe in France and Switzerland before the ban in the early 1900s.

Requirement of equipment for this method are
– Absinthe
Use Absinthe glass
Specially designed slotted Absinthe spoon is use with Absinthe.
A sugar cube
Take Absinthe fountain of iced water.

Here is the ritual recipe:-
Pour 25-50ml of Absinthe into an Absinthe glass.
Absinthe spoon is rested on top of the glass to place the sugar cube on it.
Set the tap on the fountain to a slow drip over the sugar cube. The sugar cube and water mix into the Absinthe.
The drink will louche when water is mixed with Absinthe. Absinthe contains essential oils like wormwood which causes louche effect as it is soluble in alcohol but not in water.
To enjoy your Absinthe stir it.

Preposition of water to Absinthe should be between 3:1 and 5:1

“Glass in a Glass” method is an adaption of the Ritual method. 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.

Bohemian Method

Requirement of this method
– Absinthe
An Absinthe glass
Spoon used in Absinthe serving
A sugar cube
Take a lighter or match
Take iced water

The glass should be filled with 25-50ml of Absinthe.
Allow Absinthe to soak with sugar cube and then rest on the spoon.
Sugar cube is caramelized , melt and drip into Absinthe in light setting.
Absinthe is added to iced water to louche it.

This method has become very popular in recent times. As it is not traditional method so it was scorn by many drinkers.

Care is needed while setting alcohol

The Absinthe louches properly in real essential oils. If you cannot buy quality bottled Absinthe you can buy essences from Absinthe to make your own top-quality, classic wormwood Absinthe by mixing the distilled herb essence with vodka or Ever clear.

When you have your quality Absinthe you can enjoy learning how do you serve Absinthe and even use it in cocktails.