Absinthe Ware: Spoon, Flower

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One of our most ornate and popular spoons, this faithful reproduction is considered to be one of the most collectible of all antique absinthe spoons. This flower absinthe spoon features a large flat surface allowing it to accommodate large absinthe glasses. 

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'.