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Absinthe Drip(Absinthe Classic Style)

Absinthe30 ml
Sugar cube1 piece
Water(* Keep well chilled)Full up (150ml)
GlassAbsinthe glass
AlcoholAbout 11 %
FlavorMedium sweet
Photo: Absinthe Drip ©okyawa
Step 1Place an absinthe spoon (perforated spoon) with a sugar cube on top of the glass of absinthe.
Step 2Repeat the process of slowly dripping 5 to 7 drops of well-chilled water over a sugar cube.
Traditional way of drinking absinthe. For absinthe drip, a special item called an "absinthe spoon" with holes is used. The essential oil of the herb contained in absinthe reacts with water to form a cloudy white color, and the change to a very mysterious hue is a major attraction. The bitter taste peculiar to medicinal herbs is alleviated, making it easy to drink. This is a way to enjoy the original taste and aroma of absinthe. If you do not have an absinthe spoon handy, use a fork instead.
Oct 1, 2022

About Absinthe Drip 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 Drip

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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