Utilization Of Absinthe Spoons

Absinthe spoons,Absinthe glasses, fountains, drippers and brouillers are all collectively known as Absinthiana and are the accoutrements used in the preparation of Absinthe. The collectors are now giving importance to original items and one can get these antiques and collectibles at valuable cost.

A person unable to buy original Absinthiana can buy replicas from companies.To prepare the perfect Absinthe in style one can visit AbsintheKit.com.

Types of Absinthe Spoons

Absinthe spoons, cuilleres, were introduced in the 1880s to make Absinthe preparation easier. Previously perforated cups over Absinthe glasses had been used. Sugar and water drip into the absinthe through the slotted part of these spoons.

There is a wide range of Absinthe spoons or cuilleres. Absinthe spoons are available in more than 375 varieties according to Marie-Claude Delahaye.
The most common type of spoon is known as the French Pelle which includes “les feuilles d’Absinthe” having Absinthe foliage designs on them. Also in this group is the famous spoon design featuring the Eiffel Tower which was designed to commemorate the opening of the Eiffel Tower in 1889.
The second group of Absinthe spoons is known as “les Grilles” or “Les Grillagees”. The final group is known as “Les cuilleres” which has a long handle and a cradle for holding sugar cubes.

“Les Cuilleres de Poilus” is one of the most famous Absinthe spoons. French soldiers from the Great War fashioned these Cuillere spoons from the materials that were easily available to them. These spoons were only made at the start of the war because Absinthe was banned in France in 1915. Soldiers prepared these spoons to fit their own drinking cups. These beautiful and unique spoons are now highly collectible antiques.

Absinthe was banned because of the alleged psychedelic and psychoactive effects of thujone, the chemical found in the herb wormwood which is a major ingredient in Absinthe. In the 1990s Absinthe was given right in most countries because it was known that Absinthe was not dangerous for anyone.

The Absinthe Ritual

There is a ritual to be followed by lovers of the Green Fairy (Absinthe). These are the required things for the preparation of the perfect Absinthe
– Importance of an Absinthe spoon
– Need of an Absinthe Glass
– Absinthe
– Need of iced water
A few people would like to use an Absinthe fountain, brouiller or carafe for the water.
To prepare the Absinthe:-
-25-50ml of Absinthe should be poured into the glass.
– A sugar cube should be placed on the Absinthe spoon kept motionless on the glass.
– A person should slowly drop the iced water over the sugar cube. The louche can be seen from the bottom of the glass.
Louching or clouding is the result of insolubility of the essential oils in water. The appearance of finished drink should be milky or cloudy.

The accurate ratio of water and Absinthe lies between 3:1 and 5:1.

Use of Absinthe spoons and other Absinthiana helps a person to enjoy the Absinthe ritual.