What ya drinking tonight? in General Absinthe Discussion Posted February 14, 2016 · Report reply I'm one of those who just can't do sugar in my absinthe, but those who do are certainly in luck as sugar is in no short supply. I'm just stickin' with the good booze theme. I usually don't use sugar. Although I've always loved trying new absinthe's with and without just to see what happens. Some--at least for me--come alive with sugar. But for the most part I find my favorites, and the best brands, need nothing but a slow, ice-cold drip!