5/30/2013 12:44:00 PM

How To: Serve & Drink Absinthe Correctly

You'll find absinthe at most high-end cocktail bars around the country, but at-home mixologists don't have to miss out on the boozy fun. Zagat editor Chris Walsh recently dropped by Brooklyn bar Maison Premiere to get some tips on the correct way to serve and drink the spirit. Check it out in our video above, and subscribe to our YouTube page for more handy How To segments:


  1. Thank you! So many people treat absinthe as a gimmick but I'd like to extend my thanks to both Zagat and Maison Premiere for treating absinthe with the respect that it deserves.

    I know where I'm headed the next time New York is on my travel list.


  2. Modern, high-quality absinthes do NOT require sugar. It is part of the ritual, or mystique. Read here --> http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/13/dining/reviews/13wine.html

  3. Excellent video - I hope this is spread widely to combat the abuses of absinthe so prevalent today (shots, fire, et cetera).