Tough people deserve tough drinks.
The Green Faerie
The writer's drink from way back. Preferred by the likes of Oscar Wilde and Van Gogh. Now simplified for your enjoyment.
But do yourself a favor: do it right or don't do it at all...
Step 1: Pour an absinthe dose (1/2-1 oz.)
Step 2: Place the absinthe spoon and a sugar cube (or a half) on the glass
Step 3: Pour iced water very slowly on the sugar till the desired dilution (3-5 parts water for 1 part absinthe)
Step 4: Slightly stir with the spoon. Your drink is ready!
(Thanks to The Absinthe Spoon for laying out the steps)