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Cocktails & Spirits

Czech absinthe

Bluebeard | Feb 4, 200702:12 AM     22

I recently tried two Czech absinthes and noticed that they louched...that is turned a milky opal white when chilled water was added. According to http://czechabsinthe.wordpress.com there is a Bohemian way of drinking absinthe and a traditional way. The Bohemian way is based upon the use of fire to melt a sugar cube held on a absinthe spoon; the caremalised sugar drips into the drink...tasty. The traditional absinthe drinking ritual is by adding water - sometimes from an absinthe fountain - and letting the drink louche as it releases the herbal oils suspended in the alcohol. This is all quite theatrical and part of the fun of drinking the green fairy.

Any experiences with these two absinthe rituals?

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