This absinthe spoon features scalloped side edges and 10 large star cut-outs in its grille. A small hole at the bottom of the spine helps to aid in the flow of the sugar water. The spoon is one of our largest and most popular spoons. It is also an exact reproduction of a late 19th century 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 6.5" (16.6 cm) in length.
- Stainless steel.
- Will not tarnish.
- Dishwasher safe.