The allure of the "green fairy" is probably due in part to the illicit aura which surrounds this spirit, both in the wide-spread myths of its hallucinogenic properties, and that it is banned in many countries around the world. As the truth get's around that it isn't a hallucinogen, and as the bans gradually get lifted, we'll once again be able to enjoy absinthe for just it's taste, and the ritual associated with its service.
Fill Absinthe glass to proper dosage line
Suspend sugar cube over glass using strainer or Absinthe spoon
Drip ice water over sugar cube until sugar is dissolved and glass is full
Stir to dissolve any residual sugar