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.
This spoon is a replica of an authentic antique pattern. One of our best sellingdesigns, this attractive spoon has the word ABSINTHE stamped out in the grill and is covered with a high shine from chrome over brass.
- Measures 7"/173mm long
- Chrome plated over brass
- Will not tarnish
- Dishwasher safe