Usually Absinthe, diluted due to the high alcohol content, not pure drunk, but with water. Often the clear liquid opal case, that is, it becomes cloudy milky. This phenomenon is called ouzo effect. Cause of the effect is the poor water solubility of the contained in Absinthe essential oil anethole. The various drinking rituals that have developed around the absinthe drinking ritual French, Swiss and Czech drinking manner or fire ritual are called. What they all have in common that the absinthe in the ratio of between 1: 5 is mixed with ice water 1 to. 1 Select Most Absinthtrinker a mixing ratio of at least 1: 3.
Swiss drinking way
This is the least established. In her only two to four cl absinthe mixed with cold water. On sugar is omitted because the drunk in Switzerland Absinthe principle were less bitter than the French.
Czech drinking way
The fire ritual is historically connected to the absinthe consumption. It was developed in the 1990s by Czech Absinth producer to make the enjoyment of the drink more attractive. Given one to two with absinthe-soaked sugar cubes are placed and ignited on a Absinthe Spoon. Once the sugar caramelized and blisters, the flame will be deleted and only then if the sugar into the absinthe. Advised still burning lumps of sugar into the glass, there is a danger that ignites the absinthe therein. Again, the absinthe is in a ratio of 1: 3 to 1: 5 mixed with ice water.
Double drinking ritual
The drinking ritual has historically documented tradition. Absinthe was enjoyed in the 19th century up to the ban at the beginning of the 20th century in France in this way. Similar to the fire ritual of absinthe is drunk with sugar. Given one or two sugar cubes are placed on a Absinthespoon and poured or dripped slowly cold water over the sugar. The mixing ratio is 1: 3 to 1: 5.
For the adding of water can an absinthe fountain or a special glass top - be used - the Brouille. In a fountain of sugar is dissolved in the Absinthespoon by a thin stream from the fountain taps. The brouille contrast set directly on the Absinthe glass so that the absinthe is prepared without Absinthespoon. Through a small hole in the glass top, the water flows into the underlying Absinthe Glass.