Absinthe is a strong spirit made of anise and fennel that was once banned due to it's exaggerated phychoactive drug properties (this has actually not been proven). The idea of Absinthe is so intriguing but the fact of the matter is, I do not like anise so alas, it's not for me. What I do love about Absinthe are the beautiful spoons used in preparation.
Absinthe is prepared by placing a sugar cube on top of a beautiful slotted spoon, placing the spoon on the glass which has been filled with a shot of absinthe then ice-cold water is poured over the sugar cube so that the water is evenly displaced into the absinthe.
Look at these amazing spoons, they are works of art.