Ritual à  la française by Pernod Absinthe
Ritual à  la française by Pernod Absinthe
Ritual a la Française
  • 1 ½ parts of Pernod Absinthe
  • 6 parts of iced still water
  • 1 sugar cube
Absinthe fountain on bar counter

The classic French Absinthe ritual. Measure Pernod Absinthe into a glass. Place the sugar cube on a perforated absinthe spoon that lies across the top of the glass. Slowly drip ice cold water onto the sugar so that it gradually dissolves into the Absinthe below. 

close up on tap of absinthe fountain

Purists will use an absinthe fountain which allows the water to be added drop by drop so they can admire the opalescent transformation of the absinthe.