Absinthe Drip Cocktail #1 (French method)

Absinthe Drip Cocktail #1 (French method) image

Serve in

an Absinthe glass or old-fashioned glass...
fl oz La Fee Parisienne absinthe
2 fl oz Chilled water
1 cube Caster sugar
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How to make:

POUR absinthe into glass. PLACE cube of sugar on a slotted absinthe spoon resting across the top of the glass. Using a bottle of chilled mineral water with a small hole in the cap, DRIP water over the sugar so it dissolves and drips into the glass. Traditionally the same amount of sugar is added as water but I find full strength absinthe requires more dilution. Add ice, stir and serve.

Garnish:

None

Comment:

Patience is a virtue. Slow dripping of the water is essential to dissolve the entire sugar cube and give the drink enough sweetness to balance the absinthe.

About:

This is the traditional method of serving absinthe. It was common until shortly before the First World War, when the drink was banned in most countries.

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