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Absinthe Bohemian Style(Absinthe Czech Style)

Absinthe(* Czech absinthe recommended)30 ml
Sugar cube1 piece
Water(* Keep well chilled)Full up (150ml)
GlassAbsinthe glass
AlcoholAbout 11 %
FlavorMedium sweet
Photo: Absinthe Bohemian Style ©okyawa
Step 1Place an absinthe spoon (perforated spoon) with a sugar cube on top of the glass of absinthe.
Step 2Soak the sugar cube in absinthe, light the sugar cube on fire, and burn it to some extent.
Step 3When the sugar cubes have melted to some extent, drip a little well-cooled water over the burned sugar cubes to dilute them about 3~5 times.
Step 4Stir using an absinthe spoon.
This style was popularized in the late 1990s by a salesman for a Czech absinthe manufacturer. This cocktail is a mysterious and romantic way to drink, as you can enjoy the sugar as it melts and falls into the glass. The sugar cube soaked in absinthe is placed on a special "absinthe spoon" with holes in it, lit on fire, and when it burns to the point that it does not burn, water is slowly added drop by drop. Once the fire is lit, water is slowly added drop by drop. The traditional Swiss and French styles do not light the fire, as the aroma and flavor of absinthe is lost when the fire is ignited. It is only a performance thing and should not be done with good absinthe of good quality. The addition of sweetness and water alleviates the characteristic bitterness, making it easy to drink.
Oct 16, 2022

About Absinthe Bohemian Style Ingredients

A liquor made by re-distilling a blend of various medicinal and aromatic herbs, mainly wormwood, with brandy and other ingredients.It has a pungent taste that combines bitterness and spiciness and has a very strong alcohol content.
Sugar cube
Sugar hardened into cubes. One sugar cube weighs about 4 g, about the same as one teaspoon (1tsp.) of sugar (granulated sugar). 16 kcal per cube.
Mineral water
Hard water is high in minerals and can provide minerals that are often lacking. Soft water has a smooth taste with less dissolved minerals.

About the supplies for making Absinthe Bohemian Style

Absinthe glass
A glass exclusively for mixing absinthe with water. The bottom part of the body has a narrow part. When absinthe is poured up to the neck, the volume is approximately 30ml.
Bar spoon
A spoon used to stir ingredients in a glass. It has a long handle and a spiral shape in the center of the handle to facilitate stirring.
Major cup
Measuring cups for measuring cocktail ingredients. Cups are paired at the top and bottom, and 30 ml and 45 ml are common.
Absinthe spoon
It is used in the classic way of drinking absinthe. After pouring the absinthe into the glass, pass the absinthe spoon over the glass, place a sugar cube on the spoon, and pour a few drops of water.

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