This absinthe spoon was a popular and commonly found spoon in bars and bistros throughout France during the late 1800's. The spoon's surface (or grille) contains 8 cross cut outs and 18 small circles. It is 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 6.25" (15.9 cm) in length.
- Stainless steel.
- Dishwasher safe.
- Does not tarnish.