This very popular and attractive spoon features the word "ABSINTHE" stamped out in its grill. The sugar is placed on top of this cut-out to allow the sugar water to pass through the spoon once the cold water is added. The spoon is not a reproduction of an antique, but rather a cross between an original and a modern day absinthe spoon.
This spoon is used in the preparation of a traditional French or Swiss absinthe. A traditional absinthe is prepared by pouring an ounce of absinthe into an absinthe glass, then placing the absinthe spoon on top of the glass and a sugar cube atop the spoon. Ice water is slowly dripped from a fountain, carafe or balancier onto the piece of sugar. The cold sugar water then drips from the spoon into the glass of absinthe releasing oils and perfuming the air with fennel, grand wormwood and anise. The combination also begins to turn milky white in color, as the water mixes with the anise.
- Measures 7" (17.3 cm) in length.
- Stainless steel.
- Will not tarnish.
- Dishwasher safe.