This unique round grille is made to clip on to the side of your absinthe glass to hold your sugar cube when preparing an absinthe. The piece will work on virtually any glass and can be adjusted to fit even the thinnest of glasses. The Swiss Cross (prominent in Switzerland's national flag) is featured in the middle of the grille. 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.
Purchase does not include glass.
- Measures 3.375" ((8.5 cm) including handle) in length.
- Grille measures 1.875" (5 cm) in diameter.
- Stainless steel.
- Dishwasher safe.
- Does not tarnish.