Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 min
This fun drink is a twist on the Van Gogh's recipe that is on zaar. Because its level of alcohol absinthe shouldn't be drunk straight. Absinthe's popularity grew steadily until the 1840s, when absinthe was given to French troops as a fever preventative. When the troops returned home, they brought their taste for absinthe with them, and it became popular at bars and bistros.
- Put a sugar cube on a special absinthe spoon and lay it on the rim of the glass.
- Pour absinthe over the sugar cube and into the glass.
- Enlighten the sugar and let it burn until it shows bubbles or starts to caramelize.
- Then stir the sugar in the glass.
- At once add ice water so the alcohol inside the glass doesn't ignite. Then add water to taste.