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Absinthe Drip

The Absinthe Drip is a traditional way of enjoying absinthe, where cold water is slowly dripped over a sugar cube into the absinthe. This ritual dilutes the spirit and reduces its bitterness, resulting in a complex, aromatic, and slightly sweet drink.

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Absinthe Drip

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Course: Absinthe
Cuisine: American
Keyword: absinthe, absinthe drip
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Absinthe, water, and sugar in a traditional dilution ritual.


  • 1.5 ounces Absinthe:
  • 4 ounces Cold watee
  • Sugar cube


  • Pour absinthe into your glass.
  • Place the absinthe spoon over the glass, and put a sugar cube on it.
  • Slowly drip cold water over the sugar cube until it dissolves into the absinthe.
  • Watch the drink turn cloudy and stir gently.
  • Enjoy your Absinthe Drip!


Making an absinthe drip is a fun and sophisticated way to enjoy this classic spirit. With a few simple tools and ingredients, you can create a delicious and visually stunning cocktail that is sure to impress.
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Absinthe Drip
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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