Clean and diluted absinthe: how to drink at home
So, the subject of our conversation is absinthe. How to drink at home this "potion"? A similar question is asked by many people who are not indifferent to the alcoholic beverage mentioned, which has a bitter taste, emerald green color and aroma of anise, wormwood and fennel.
In order to understand how to drink absinthe at home,First of all it is necessary to understand what this mysterious drink consists of. In fact, such a burning mixture is not a magical elixir that takes a person to a land of dreams. After all, absinthe is a normal alcohol tincture on herbs. There are no other supernatural components in its composition, and it can not be. Although it is worth noting that the modern drink almost does not resemble that useful tincture, which was popular in the XVIII century. After all, if absinthe initially included dozens of herbs (chamomile, wormwood, fennel, anise, melissa, coriander, hyssop and many others), today most of them are replaced with extracts, flavors and dyes.
Absinthe: how to drink at home
Despite the fact that the old drink is not enoughremains, the process of his drinking is still accompanied by a certain specific ritual. That's why most people prepare for this event in a special way: they create a unique atmosphere in the house, use different attributes, etc. Such careful preparation attracts the thrill-seekers who regularly use absinthe. How to drink at home this magic drink, they know firsthand.
Before such a "ritual" event isto pay attention to the fact that absinthe can be used both in pure and diluted form. Many people choose the first method, but it is more suitable for those cases when the acquired drink is of high quality. The second option is more pleasant and simple.
Pure absinthe: how to drink at home with a snack
Since the fortress of a natural emerald drinkcan reach up to 80%, it is very important to choose not only the very "tincture", but also a snack for it. After all, the food can qualitatively emphasize the taste of absinthe and make the procedure of drinking more delicate. The best option is the fruit. Ideal for absinthe suits sour-sweet apple, pieces of lime, lemon or orange. However, such products will be needed only if you want to drink a non-diluted drink. In principle, the algorithm for using absinthe is extremely simple: a clean emerald liquid should be drunk at a salvo, and then immediately snack with pieces of sour fruit.
How to drink absinthe with sugar
If a clean drink for you is toostrong, it can be diluted. For this, it is necessary to prepare chilled boiling water or pounded ice, a special absinthe spoon and sugar-refined sugar. So, let's consider the algorithm for drinking dilute absinthe:
- pour the drink into the glass (up to half);
- put a sugar cube on the absinthe spoon;
- to pass through the sugar the remaining part of absinthe (so that the liquid drains, impregnating the refined sugar);
- set fire to sugar, and then wait until all the syrup has drained down;
- dilute the drink with crushed ice;
- quickly drink (while you should always make sure that the absinthe in the glass is not ignited).