First of; Thumps up for Tygress75 for those well said statements!
Then to the Absinthe! My ritual depends on wether I’m drinking Versinthe or Absinthe, for me there’s a huge difference. When it comes to Versinthe I like to use the French ritual; oldschool and nothing fancy. But as it comes to the Absinthe, which is danish, you can read the review of it and Absinthe lollipops in the danish group, I like to mix it with a cold shot of Thujon 35, followed by the french ritual, the adding of the Thujon gives a stronger effect and more herbal taste.
Both beverages are follewed by a room only lit up by candel lights and some Norah Jones/Owl City tunes on the Hi-fi. NOTHING makes me relax more then this.