Absinthe Ware: Spoon, Diamond

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Known as the tongue spoon, this piece features a mixture of squares and small holes in its grill. A traditional spoon that would typically be found in most bistros and bars throughout Europe. Because of the long tongue, this spoon will fit larger glasses than some of its counterparts.

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, carafe or balancier 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. This is called the 'Louche'.