Absinthe Ware: Spoon, Long Hearts

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This elegant long spoon is a very high quality stainless steel absinthe spoon. Absinthe spoons like this one are reproductions of the oldest designs of all absinthe spoon. It has heart like shapes on the grill in the middle of the handle which is used to hold the sugar cube while preparing a traditional French or Swiss absinthe. Drinkers would turn the spoon upside down and lay it across the glass to hold their sugar cube. 

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'.