Jades and water ratio in Absinthe Brand Discussion Posted February 21, 2019 · Report reply I'm right there with ya, MisterX. I will start around a 2:1 ratio of water to absinthe and take a sip. Sometimes I add a bit more and sometimes I don't. I also agree with Grim that it depends on my day - have I had anything else to eat or drink that throws me off. Salty or spicy foods right before an absinthe make me add more water to get the ratio right. The second absinthe may be back down to 2:1.