Because of its Absinthe Bars
A glass of absinthe is not your regular shot of Cuervo tequila. No siree. Like everything worth trying it requires a ritual of sorts, a foreplay if you will.
Pour half of your absinthe into the appropriate glass.
Place a perforated spoon on the rim of the glass.
Place a sugar cube atop the spoon.
Slowly drip a bit of absinthe onto the sugar cube.
Light the absinthe-soaked sugar cube.
Continue drizzling the remaining absinthe until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Drink with abandon.
Stay thirsty my friend.