approximately one shot into a glass.
your absinthe spoon or a fork and place a single sugar cube on the fork.
Balance the fork on the top of the glass.
about three times (3 shots) the amount of CHILLED water and SLOWLY DRIZZLE
IT OVER THE CUBE AS YOU WATCH THE SUGAR GRANULES DRIP INTO THE
WILL SEE A CLOUD OR LOUCHE OF, PERHAPS, WHITE, PEARLY, GRAY COLOR.
the movement of the water, the sparkle of the sugar and the opalescence of the
color mesmerize you. When the sugar cube is dissolved, sit back into a comfy
chair and SIP the ELIXIR.
Notice its initial flavor and ,also, the progression
of subtle tongue changes in the swallow and a few moments later, fantastic taste
Depending on your size and normal liquor intake you may drink 1-4
shots in the same way.
You place the absinthe spoon with the sugar cube upon the empty glass and
then pour the absinthe over the sugar cube into the glass.
Then you light the sugar cube on fire with a match. The sugar caramelizes in a light blue
flame and the
absinthe ignites with a clean blue tongue of flame as well. You then drip
the water over the sugar cube as in the normal sipping instructions, thus
extinguishing the flames which
further dissolves the sugar and louches (clouds) the absinthe. The burn
method seems to create a
richer texture to the absinthe.
You may decide to write, draw, play, listen to music, or just wander mentally or
physically wherever you wish. However, please wander responsibly, preferably not
in a car. To sip absinthe in a crystal glass with a silver spoon and already be
in the desert or woods might be delightful. So would just being Home.
The mystical awaits you...