If you are looking for a beautiful, nicely manufactured absinthe spoon and want to expand your bar tool collection for absinthe tastings these spoons are highly recommended!
This Absinthe Spoon with Wormwood Leaf design is one of our most desired spoons. It is also one of the most sought-after spoons by collectors of antique absinthe ware. The grille of the spoon features the grand wormwood plant, Artemisia absinthium (which is the main ingredient in real absinthe). Woven through the wormwood plant is a banner which on the original spoons sometimes contained advertisement text. The bottom of the spoon contains a small ridged area that was originally used to break apart a piece of sugar from a sugar loaf (or clump) before sugar cubes were available. The spoon is an exact reproduction of the Les Feuilles d'Absinthe spoon from around the turn of the century. It is a very nice spoon to go along with Absinthe ritual and it is a perfect addition to any absinthe fountain.
What are absinthe spoons for?
Absinthe spoons are 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 or carafe 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.