Highly polished Absinthe spoon based on the traditional 19th century design. This absinthe spoon is a high quality reproduction of the very popular Toulouse Lautrec absinthe spoons that were made from quality stainless sheet.
French Absinthe ritual:
First you pour roughly three ounces of absinthe into a heavy parfait-style stemmed absinthe glass. A sometimes elaborately perforated absinthe spoon is set upon the rim of the glass and on the spoon is placed a cube of sugar. Ice-cold water is ever so slowly dripped from a glass carafe designed specifically for that purpose, onto the cube. The sugar dissolves and you continue pouring until the ratio of absinthe to water is about two to five parts, depending upon your taste and fortitude. Give the absinthe drink a spin with the spoon and drink like you dripped - slowly.
Genuine Antique Absinthe (or Absinth) spoons are prized collectibles and hard to find given the long time prohibition on the drink. Our reproductions capture the elegance of a lost age when Absinthe was a part of artistic and social life. Now that absinthe is legal again, you can recreate the opulent feeling of times past with this traditional spoon design.