The best Absinthe Spoon
For the Absinthe Ritual you need an Absinthe Spoon. This is probably the most important accessory of the world of Absinthe! There are a lot of varieties of spoons on the market. But not all of them are good and authentic. An Absinthe Spoon differs not only in its design, also different material are used for its production: Mostly they are produced out of brass, which is plated with silver or gold. Unplated ones are often made out of stainless steel which is polished for a premium shinning. But why is it the most important accessory...? Because an Absinthe spoon is used to prepare your Absinthe the most original way (See the video of the Absinthe Ritual below). You place the spoon on the glass, put one or two sugar cubes on it, the best sugar cubes are the individually wrapped absinthe sugar cubes from ALANDIA, and then you pour Absinthe and water over it.
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The spoon to drink Absinthe
As we described in the paragraph above, you need an Absinthe spoon for the Absinthe ritual. An caraffe / decanter filled with ice cold water is needed as well. After filling the glass with 20ml Absinthe you use the caraffe to dissolve the sugar cube with a thin beam of water. Once the water drips through the holes in the spoon into the green fairy the Absinthe changes its green color to milky white. We recommend a mixture of 1 part alcohol and 3 parts water, depending on the brand. Besides an Absinthe spoon you can also use a Grilles. This is a piece of designed metal with three small arms, which you have to place over the glass. It is the accessory for the advanced Absintheur and it has a very authentic look. When you possess one, you will feel like sitting in the Moulin Rouge, the famous Absinthe bar in Montmartre. Below you can see some pictures of Absinthe spoons and Grilles:
The Absinthe spoon of Toulouse Lautrec
Famous visitors of the absinthe bar Moulin Rouge were Toulouse Lautrec, van Gogh or Manet. As Toulouse Lautrec was son of a very wealthy family, he possessed as well his very own spoon. And he always carried a ration of the Green Fairy with him: In his walking stick he had a reservoir for two shots. Here you can see a picture of the Lautrec spoon:
There exists as well nice story about Absinthe spoons which is connected with Hollywood. For the movie Dracula by Francis Ford Coppola a spoon was needed for a sequence where Winona Ryder tries the green elixir. Francis F. Coppola borrowed it from a private collector in France, as at that time, Absinthe was still prohibited in the USA and other countries of the world. He therefore used the original antique one from the collector. Nowadays of course you can get a lot of spoons online.
Where can I buy Absinthe spoons online?
Nowadays you can easily purchase your personal piece of history online. The best shop to buy Absinthe spoons online is ALANDIA. ALANDIA stands for maximum customer satisfaction. Besides a large selection of absinthe spoons, ALANDIA offers absinthe bottles, glasses, posters, fountains, carafes / decanter, sugar cubes and pipes. Check it out, you will not regret it.
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„As a long time customer of Alandia, I have grown accustomed to excellent service and the highest quality. I was not disappointed with this spoon. It is simply gorgeous! Thick and heavy it will be around for a long time. I purchased it as a keepsake but could not resist trying it out. It not only looks and feels great but works excellent too! Always trust Alandia!“
Tony from USA (Absinthe Spoon Paris 1889)
„Drinking a glass at the very moment. Like the spoon, works well and looks AWESOME!!“
Sarah from Canada
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