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  1. Pour approximately one shot into a glass. 

  2. Use your absinthe spoon or a fork and place a single sugar cube on the fork. Balance the fork on the top of the glass. 

  3. Take about three times (3 shots) the amount of CHILLED water and SLOWLY DRIZZLE IT OVER THE CUBE AS YOU WATCH THE SUGAR GRANULES DRIP INTO THE ABSINTHE. YOU WILL SEE A CLOUD OR LOUCHE OF, PERHAPS, WHITE, PEARLY, GRAY COLOR. 

  4. Let the movement of the water, the sparkle of the sugar and the opalescence of the color mesmerize you. When the sugar cube is dissolved, sit back into a comfy chair and SIP the ELIXIR. 

  5. Notice its initial flavor and ,also, the progression of subtle tongue changes in the swallow and a few moments later, fantastic taste sensations.

  6. Depending on your size and normal liquor intake you may drink 1-4 shots in the same way.

BURN METHOD:
You place the absinthe spoon with the sugar cube upon the empty glass and then pour the absinthe over the sugar cube into the glass. Then you light the sugar cube on fire with a match. The sugar caramelizes in a light blue flame and the absinthe ignites with a clean blue tongue of flame as well. You then drip the water over the sugar cube as in the normal sipping instructions, thus extinguishing the flames which further dissolves the sugar and louches (clouds) the absinthe. The burn method seems to create a richer texture to the absinthe.

You may decide to write, draw, play, listen to music, or just wander mentally or physically wherever you wish. However, please wander responsibly, preferably not in a car. To sip absinthe in a crystal glass with a silver spoon and already be in the desert or woods might be delightful. So would just being Home.

The mystical awaits you...