Absente derives its aromatic flavor from the herbs and spices which are macerated in a spirit solution, then drawn off the liquid and distilled. The traditional flavor and aroma of Absinthe can now be enjoyed in Absente as an apertif or in a traditional presentation by placing a sugar cube on a slooted Absente spoon and balancing the spoon on the rim of a glass containing 1 1/2 ounces of Absente. Slowly drip 4 to 5 ounces of cold water over the sugar cube to dissolve the sugar. The Absente will change color, becoming opalescent and ready to drink.
Pale green color; the nose is predominantly anise, but some light floral aromas and a suggestion of citrus lurk in the backdrop; a sophisticated touch of bitter herbs.