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  • AdrianL45 commented on alannarosewhitney's instructable How To Serve Absinthe8 months ago
    How To Serve Absinthe

    It's always nice to see mentions of absinthe, given how little many people know about the drink. Unfortunately, there are some problems with these instructions. While it's true that some people use this method for drinking absinthe, I would not recommend it.Bringing fire anywhere near the presence of high-proof, highly-flammable alcohol is dangerous. There have been several cases, in the past few years, of individuals badly burned by absinthe and other high-proof liquor that was either accidentally or intentionally set on fire.Additionally, good, quality absinthe usually has its flavors and aromas dampened or snuffed out entirely by burning it or adding caramelized sugar. Lastly, there is a factual error with the instructions - the entire method of using fire/absinthe-soaked sugar c...see more »It's always nice to see mentions of absinthe, given how little many people know about the drink. Unfortunately, there are some problems with these instructions. While it's true that some people use this method for drinking absinthe, I would not recommend it.Bringing fire anywhere near the presence of high-proof, highly-flammable alcohol is dangerous. There have been several cases, in the past few years, of individuals badly burned by absinthe and other high-proof liquor that was either accidentally or intentionally set on fire.Additionally, good, quality absinthe usually has its flavors and aromas dampened or snuffed out entirely by burning it or adding caramelized sugar. Lastly, there is a factual error with the instructions - the entire method of using fire/absinthe-soaked sugar cubes is part of the Bohemian method, not just the part where the drink itself is set on fire.The traditional method, in case the author would like to contrast with the Bohemian method, is simply to slowly drip ice-cold water into the drink. An absinthe spoon and a sugar cube are often used, with the water dripping onto the sugar cube and into the glass. You can also drip sans spoon (and even sans sugar if you prefer it that way).

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