This round grille is a wonderful reproduction of an antique absinthe grille and features a large surface to hold a sugar cube used in the absinthe ritual. The piece works well on most any size absinthe glass, with its large open grille. All three arms sit over the glass and is used to hold your cube of sugar. It is an exact reproduction of a late 19th or early 20th century absinthe spoon.
This grille 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 grille on top of the glass and a sugar cube atop the grille. Ice water is slowly dripped from a fountain, carafe or balancier onto the piece of sugar. The cold sugar water then drips from the grille 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 3.5" (9 cm) from arm to arm.
- Stainless steel.
- Dishwasher safe.
- Does not tarnish.