Absinthe Spoon: The essential Absinthe accessory
An Absinthe spoon is really need to drink Absinthe the traditional way. We sell Absinthe spoonand offer free shipping inside the USA. An Absinthe spoon is an essential accessory for your Heure Verte. To enjoy the ritual with authenticity you need an Absinthe spoon, an Absinthe glass and of course Absinthe and cold water. You should buy these essential accessories togteher with your bottle of Absinthe. We offer a great variety of spoons, silver plated ones, gold plated ones and stainless steel versions. We recommend the Classic Spoon, if you are looking for a perfect spoon with a great price. needs. Let us explain why you should buy an Absinthe Spoon to perform the Absinthe ritual. An Absinthe Glass an Absinthe Spoon and Absinthe Sugar are needed. Here is how your Absinthe has to be prepared: First you have to place your spoon on the Absinthe glass, load it with one or two original Absinthe sugar cubes, the best ones are the individually wrapped ones, then pour Absinthe over the spoon and sugar. The sugar cubes now soak up the green Absinthe. After that you pour ice cold water inbthe glass (over the spoon and sugar as well), the sugar begins to melt and drips through the holes in the absinthe spoon into the glass. When the glass is filled and the sugar cube is completely melted your Absinthe is ready to be enjoyed!
Spoons for Absinthe
Here is how your Absinthe has to be prepared: First you have to place your spoon on the Absinthe glass, load it with one or two original Absinthe sugar cubes. The best ones are the individually wrapped ones, we sell them as well in pur store. Then pour Absinthe over the spoon and sugar. The sugar cubes now soaks up the green Absinthe. After that you pour ice cold water into the glass (over the spoon and sugar as well). The sugar begins to melt and drips through the holes in the Absinthe spoon into the glass. When the glass is filled and the sugar cube is completely melted your Absinthe is ready to be enjoyed! The beam of water creates the white louche. Louche is the name for the opalescent effect when the green Absinthe begins to change its color to greenish white.
To store the water you can use a caraffe. It has to be filled with water and ice cubes. Be careful that the cubes stay in the caraffe and do not fall into the Absinthe glass, when you pur water into the glass. We recommend a ratio of 1 part Absinthe and 3 parts icy water. Try it out, the concrete blend depends on the Absinthe brand you have chosen. For Strong68 for example you need 1-2 sugar cubes, as this brand is slightly bitter because of the high level of wormwood (it has 35mg thujon). Besides an Absinthe spoon you can also make use of an Absinthe Grilles, an Absinthe Brouilleur or Brouille. These authentic accessories are antique drinking tools. A Grille is for example a piece of metal with three small arms, which have to be placed on top of the Absinthe glass. It is the accessory for the advanced Absintheur and has a very original look and creates an authentic "aura". A Brouille is a glass piece, which you place over your Absinthe glass and fill it with cold water.
Stories about Absinthe Spoons
A famous visitor of the Moulin Rouge was the painter Toulouse Lautrec. Toulouse Lautrec had his very special and own spoon, the Lautrec spoon. A reprodcution is as well available for sale in our store. And besides his personal spoon, the artist always caried a portion of the Green Fairy with him. His walking stick had a reservoir for two Absinthe drinks. Enough to survive the day!
There exists as well a good and interesting story about a special Absinthe spoon, which is connected with Hollywoods movie industry. For the movie Dracula by Francis Ford Coppola an Absinthe spoon was needed. The artist Winona Ryder should drink a glass of the "Green Fairy". Francis F. Coppola organized one from an Absintheur collector in France, as at that time, Absinthe was still the forbidden and banned drink of the 19th century. Antique originals or reproductions were very hard to find at that time.
Fortunately, you can buy nowadays your personal Absinthe Spoon at good prices at ABSINTHIANA. This online shop provides Absinthe accessories (Spoons, Glasses, Fountains, Sugar etc.), free shipping for orders over $100. Therefore ABSINTHIANA is the place for your Absinthe needs in the USA. That is what you will experience at ABSINTHIANA:
- Authentic selection of Absinthe accessories like Spoons, Glasses, Fountains and Posters.-
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- Free shipping for orders >$100