Many restaurants set absinthe aflame for dramatic effect. We do not recommend that you do this with Lucid, as it may mask its complex flavor.
Setting absinthe aflame is a marketing technique introduced in the 1990s to increase sales of Czech absinth. However, authentic French absinthe such as Lucid was never intended to be set aflame.
Setting absinthe aflame presents a safety hazard. We recommend you never set Lucid aflame: it’s safer and tastes better when imbibed using the traditional preparation.