The traditional Absinthe Ritual (the French Method) requires a cube of sugar to be placed on a flat perforated spoon across the top of an absinthe glass, filled with a measure of absinthe. Iced water is then slowly dripped over the sugar, allowing the sugar to slowly dissolve and drip into the absinthe. This creates the "louche" (loosh) effect, allowing the essential oils trapped in the absinthe to precipitate out of the absinthe into the solution.
A visual and aromatic delight, the traditional Absinthe Ritual is highly recommended as an introduction to absinthe
Respecting the centuries old purest tradition, ultra-modern Slipstream glassware makes the absinthe experience personal and inviting, allowing a more convenient way to experience high quality absinthe.
The Slipstream interprets the French absinthe ritual in an ultra-modern (and somewhat naughty) new way. While the process still enables the louching of essential oils in the absinthe and the release of these oils slowly for the best absinthe experience, the unique design of the glass allows you to blow in the straw once the sugar is dissolved to mix the drink and blend the absinthe evenly throughout.