You may have bought yourself a bottle of Absinthe, the Green Fairy, or made your very own Absinthe by using top-quality Absinthe essences such as those available from AbsintheKit.com. Now you just need to learn how to prepare Absinthe. Follow the following instructions and tips to make the perfect Absinthe drink.
There are two main methods for preparing Absinthe. The Ritual or La Louche is the traditional method used in France and Switzerland in bars and homes before the Absinthe ban of the 1900s. The Czech or Bohemian method is a more modern method of preparing absinthe and is scorned by many Absinthe drinkers who say it was just an advertising stunt and was never used in history.
How to Prepare Absinthe using “The Ritual”
To perform “The Ritual” you will need:-
– An Absinthe glass or large glass – replica Absinthe glasses and spoons are available from AbsintheKit.com
– An Absinthe spoon – which is a slotted or perforated spoon.
– A cube of sugar
– An Absinthe fountain or jug of iced water.
Pour 25-50ml of Absinthe into the glass and rest the spoon over the rim of the glass.
Slowly drip the water over the sugar cube using a steady hand or by turning on the tap of the fountain.
The sugar will slowly dissolve and drip through the slots of the spoon.
Watch the Absinthe louche as the water mixes into the Absinthe.
Stir and enjoy your Green Fairy drink, the drink enjoyed by the likes of Van Gogh, Oscar Wilde and Pablo Picasso.
How to Prepare Absinthe using the Czech or Bohemian Method
For this method you will need:-
– An Absinthe glass or large glass
– An Absinthe spoon
– A cube of sugar
– A lighter or match
Place the sugar cube on the Absinthe spoon and rest on the rim of the glass.
Pour 25-50ml of Absinthe into the glass, pouring a bit over the sugar to soak the sugar.
Using the match or lighter, carefully set fire to the sugar cube.
Allow the sugar to caramelize, melt and drip into the Absinthe.
Dilute the Absinthe with the iced water to your required dilution.
Enjoy watching the Absinthe louche and then sit back and enjoy.
Be very careful with the Bohemian Method – you do not want to set the Absinthe alight and ruin the flavor or set your house on fire.
For both methods, you will want to use a quality Absinthe which contains real wormwood and real essential oils so that you can enjoy the “louche” effect. You may want to use Czech Absinthe for the Bohemian Method as it is said to come from the Czech Republic.
If you are unable to buy quality Absinthes in your shops then you can search online or make your own using real wormwood Absinthe essences from AbsintheKit.com. These essences are used by the Absinthe industry so you know that they are top quality. You simply mix the essence with vodka or Everclear to make Absinthe. Go to AbsintheKit.com to find out how to prepare Absinthe using essences.