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..men and women may be seen drinking absinthe in various and fantastic forms that would confuse the average Parisian.
In many public houses are signs "Hot Absinthe" The drinker pours into a small wineglassful of the liquor enough boiling water to more than half fill a goblet. Into this he drops a lump or two of sugar, a slice of citron or a piece of lemon peel, and perhaps a clove. He drinks the strange mixture at a gulp.....
Inspired by the above, I poured about 6or7 oz boiling water though a tea strainer over four cloves, lightly crushed with the peel of one smallish lemon, squeezed in about tsp of lemon juice, onto an oz of Pacifique. Stirred in two tsp of raw sugar.
make to your own tastes, and a dash of bitters would be interesting
The steam alone will knock yer sox off, and sip, don't gulp.