"How to drink an absinthe" Absinthe Tip by mbsimjam
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And most popular way to drink an absinthe shot is a tricky concoction to put together when you get to the 3rd or 4th one, but its worth a try at the beginning at least.
Generally the bartender will set you up with the right equipment, but if not, you will basically need the shot, a spoon(actually fork works very well too and sugar cubes and matches.
lightly soak the sugar cubes in absinthe and light them up. once they start to carmelize, drop them into the glass of absinthe, and letter drop down yer throat.
The more traditional way is to pour cold water over the sugar cubes so that they dissolve into the absinthe. This actually helps change the taste so its not so pungent.
Any way, you do it, have fun and be careful! You could lose an ear like Van Gogh!;)
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