Absinthe Spoon Wormwood Leaf
- Intricate and beautiful design, a perfect addition to any absinthe fountain or glass
- A quality polished absinthe spoon, two raised tabs help keep the sugar from falling off
- The spoon works great with the traditional French Method of preparing absinthe drink
- If you're planning for a party, this absinthe spoon will add to the absinthe experience
- An exact reproduction of the Les Feuilles d'Absinthe spoon from the 19th century
- Measures 6.5" (16.5 cm) in length, top grade stainless steel, dishwasher safe, will not tarnish
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 beautiful, handmade absinthe spoon with wormwood leaf design is one of our most desired spoons. It is also one of the most sought-after absinthe spoons by collectors of antique absinthe ware. The grille of the spoon is inspired by the leaf of the grand wormwood plant, Artemisia absinthium (commonly known as grand wormwood, 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 metal 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 an absinthe 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 slightly milky white in color, as the water mixes with the anise. A more theatrical variation on this absinthe ritual, performed by Johnny Depp’s character in the 2001 film From Hell, is to soak the sugar with absinthe first, and then set it on fire, allowing the heat to melt the sugar before you mix in the water.
Item arrived in great condition and it is really well made. It is a gift so I'm sure the recipient will be very happy with it
Slim and durable. We made not just a bohemian absinthe, but a flaming sugar-cube absinthe too. The spoon lasts. It is easy to clean in dishwasher.
These are great absinthe spoons. Light weight, yet durable, and beautiful.