This elegant art deco traditional absinthe fountain has four robinets (faucets), it is our flagship fountain, not only an accurate reproduction of the classic Belle Époque absinthe fountain, but the most robust, practical four spout fountain made anywhere. Made from quality stainless steel and brass, this absinthe fountain fully comply with EU food safety standards. It stands a tall 20.25 inches high making this the perfect fountain for slowly dripping ice water over sugar cubes into glasses of absinthe. The handmade plated brass base and mouth blown bowl make this fountain top quality. Revisit the grand tradition of the Age of Impressionists with this faithful reproduction of a 19th century Belle Époque absinthe fountain. Fountain has four metal faucets, accommodating one to four glasses at the same time.
These fountains are hand made using traditional techniques, just as they were during the Belle Époque. With the traditional brass casting and plating used, this can mean slight grazes or imperfections in the finish. And in the case of traditionally crafted glass, the result is a beautiful antique-looking effect with small air bubbles and lines, as opposed to the flat and featureless finish of modern machine production. When using these fountains it's easy to imagine yourself being back 150 years in a Parisian street café!
The absinthe fountain has a large hand-blown glass reservoir that can hold two liters of water and is large enough to take pride of place on any bar, the four taps enable four absinthe glasses to be filled simultaneously and each absinthe drinker can choose the speed of the water flow, from a slow drip to a steady stream. The absinthe fountain can be easily stripped down for cleaning. We individually test each fountain before it leaves our warehouse to ensure everything fits together and there are no leaks.
Please note that absinthe glasses, absinthe spoons or absinthe bottles are not part of absinthe fountain and have to be ordered separately.
Water capacity 68oz (2 liters)
Overall height just under 21" (52cm)
Height under taps approximately 8.75" (22.5cm)
Glass reservoir diameter: 5.91" (15cm)
Base diameter: 5.91" (15cm)
If you would like to buy one of our absinthe fountains, you may want to read our extensive absinthe fountain review from an enthusiast absinthe collector.
Absinthe Fountains Care & How to Use Instructions
Before leaving the production, our fountains were tested with water and then inspected again in our warehouses before delivery. We recommend hand-washing the globe with soap and room temperature water and pouring water through the spouts before using your fountain. Always wash glass with utmost care and never use hot water. Large temperature fluctuations should be always avoided. The glass does not like abrupt changes between hot and cold water temperatures. Avoid exposing the glass reservoir to rapid temperature changes. Do not put the glass globe or any other parts in the dishwasher.
Pour a dose of absinthe into an absinthe glass, place an absinthe slotted spoon across its rim, and add a sugar cube atop the spoon. The amount of sugar used is subject to one's preference.
Place the glass so that the sugar is exactly beneath a spout. Remove the lid of the fountain to fill the glass globe with fresh water and ice. Always fill the fountain with room temperature water before gradually adding ice. It's crucial to use room temperature water because using frigid water or ice first can create thermal shock, which can fracture the glass. Place the lid back on.
The cold water will slowly trickle over the sugar cube below and into the absinthe glass with a small turn of the spigot key. Turn the spigot key parallel to the fountain arm to fully open the spigot, letting the water to flow in a gentle stream. The water reacts with the botanicals in the absinthe, releasing different oils that begin to scent the air with fennel and anise. Adjust the amount of water and sugar. Stir and sip slowly.
The amount of water and sugar you use is entirely up to you. This procedure is comparable to making a coffee. Some people prefer their coffee to be a little stronger, little sweeter or with a little more milk than others. Your absinthe is made according to your preferences. The ratio of absinthe to water varies depending on the type of absinthe used, the amount of absinthe consumed, and your personal inclination. One part absinthe to three to five parts water is a good rule of thumb.
Pour any remaining water and ice out of your fountain, making sure to open all spouts where water will remain. If you need to rinse, always let the glass reservoir to cool to room temperature. There is no need for additional cleaning if only water and ice was used. Allow the fountain to dry overnight by placing it upside down on a bar towel. Before each use, make sure only the fresh water is used.
Did you know that...?
To the absinthe connoisseur, an absinthe fountain is more than just a nice, decorative water dispenser. As all serious absintheurs know, a quality louche cannot be achieved by merely sloshing water into a glass of absinthe; instead, a steady drizzle is required to witness the exquisite transformation of color and to accomplish the all-important release of essential herbal oils. Although chilled water may be poured slowly from a jug or carafe, absinthe fountains have long served as handy accessories that help to unlock the beauty, power, effects and true taste of great absinthe.