This absinthe spoon is a high quality stainless steel with great line definition. The spoon was originally designed for Toulouse Lautrec and features the insignia of Lautrec's famous initials at the top of the grill.
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 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 colour, as the water mixes with the anise.
Absinthe is best enjoyed diluted with cold water and sweetened ever so slightly. This absinthe spoon, resting atop an absinthe glass, will hold a sugar cube so you may drip cold water over it into the spirit with one of our many absinthe fountains.