The Toulouse Lautrec Absinthe Spoon has beautiful detail that must be seen to be believed. Modeled after the exact one Mr. Lautrec used himself, you'll be louching like its 1899 with this gorgeous replica absinthe spoon. Antique spoons of this style are virtually unheard of but you can own this one today. Imported from France. 7 & 1/8 in
Stainless Steel or 24K Gold plated replica of the 'Joanne' absinthe spoon originally produced for the Parisian distillery Edmond Joanne in 1889. Gorgeous engraved detail and pleasantly heavy feel will make this one your absolute favorite. 6 & 3/4 in
This spoon is an absolute must for the absinthiana collector. The standard chrome plate version is difficult to find and the Ultra-Rare 24K Gold Plated style is almost never seen. Incredibly detailed it is available ONLY here. Imported from France. 7 in
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What could be more beautiful than the Paris skyline in intricate detail on you very own absinthe spoon. This piece will surely increase in value and antiques of this style are some of the most treasured absinthiana available today. Take a look at the close up pictures and see for yourself. Also available in Gold Plate. Imported from France. 6 & 1/4 in
The Absinthe Spoon Shop provides both the inspiration and accessories for those who consider drinking absinthe a form of art as so many of us do. The Belle Époque reproductions are accurate right down to the finest of details. From beautifully detailed reproductions of 18th century absinthe spoons in glimmering silver and gold to the rarest one of a kind pieces, all are certain to capture your imagination as they have ours.
As your absinthe spoon is your most unique bit of absinthiana, we present an exclusive collection of Premium Absinthe Spoons designed for the discriminating absintheur. Our focus on high end pieces has made us the #1 Premium Absinthe Accessory dealer in the world.
From the heart of the Green Faery in all her timeless allure and ritual comes the Absinthe Spoon Shop. Please take a look around, enjoy the beautiful style and ambiance and find that unique piece you can call your own. Left: Pan Absinthe Grille
Absinthe Grille by Kirk Burkett. Hand-made from Sterling Silver with incredible detail. Purchased from collector and in flawless condition. 2.¾ x 3.½ in. 20 grams. In stock and ready to ship.
Keep in mind that absinthe spoons with premium finishes such as gold and silver are very soft metals. They can be easily damaged is cleaned with an abrasive cloth or metal cleaner. Never use anything labeled metal cleaner or polish. Use a nonabrasive type cleaner such as Maas Metal polish or use a product labeled silver polish such as Tarn-X Silver Glaze. To use Tarn-X cleaner you simply wipe it on and rinse off with tap water. If after using Maas cleaner you still have tarnish visible, try using the silver cleaner. Silver cleaners contain a very mild abrasive and usually a protective coating that will inhibit tarnishing in the future. Most gold finishes will never need to be cleaned or polished and will maintain their luster for many years without cleaning. Silver on the other hand will often tarnish very quickly. And one last note, never want to use a premium plated spoon to prepare absinthe using the flaming or Czech method. Not only will this type of preparation make your absinthe tastes terrible, it will also irreparably damage the finish on your absinthe spoon.
Determining Price Of Absinthe Spoons
Absinthe spoons are priced according to 3 basic criteria: 1.) Age 2.) Finish 3.) Detail of design. An older or antique spoon will be more expensive than a newer reproduction. An absinthe spoon with a premium finish such as silver or gold will cost more than a standard finish like chrome or stainless steel. A highly detailed spoon such as the Jade above will also cost more. In short, the cost of the spoon increases with age, a premium finish and detail. There are of course exceptions. A new spoon style that is very rare often will cost more than a typical spoon. And remember, Amazon and e-bay are not the place to look for a good quality spoon. Unfortunately, they only have the lower quality absinthe accessories designed to have a large profit margin.
How To Properly Prepare Absinthe
The herbs in Absinthe remain dissolved in solution due to its high alcohol content. Absinthe must be mixed with water to release the herbs from their suspension. When water is poured over the absinthe spoon into the glass, all the aromas and flavors of the herbs are released and the "Louche" is produced. The louche is the milky, opalescent....Read More
Does Legal Absinthe Have An Absinthe Effect?
Will I feel the same effects from absinthe I purchase in the US as the imported Absinthe? This is a very complicated question indeed. This question has been argued considerably since the ban of absinthe over 100 years ago. I will give you my opinion for what ever it is worth. I have a background in chemistry, bio-chemistry and pharmacology and have done much research on the subject. It is proven that thujone acts on a receptor in the brain that causes alertness, lucidity and clarity......Read More