Absinthe Fountains, Glasses & Spoons
ABSINTHE INFO & RESOURCES
Absinthe Spoons come in a wide variety of styles, sizes and finishes. The style you choose is totally a personal preference and most people make a choice that reflects how and where the spoon will be used and how much they can afford to spend. Like an absinthe fountain, the absinthe spoon is a must have for properly completing the absinthe ritual.
What size absinthe spoon do I need? For your first absinthe spoon, I would recommend a standard size spoon that will fit most glasses. Usually around 7 inches. Most spoons are this size so finding one will not be difficult. As your collection of Absinthe spoons grows, you can add long spoons for wider and taller glasses and short spoons for smaller glasses.
What type of finish should I choose? The most popular finishes for absinthe spoons are Stainless Steel, Chrome, Gold and Silver. The least expensive and also the most durable finishes are Chrome and Stainless Steel. These finishes are easily cleaned and are also dishwasher safe.
When you want to add a touch of class to your Absinthe Ritual, you can use a Gold or Silver plated spoon. Premium plated spoons are highly sought after by both novice Absintheurs and experienced collectors. The plating increases the cost of the spoon but also greatly increases its value and collectability. At this point, I will mention Absinthe Grilles. Grilles are used in place of a spoon. They work just as well as a spoon and some people feel they are better at holding a sugar cube.
It is important to note that as the intricacy and detail of the absinthe spoon increase, so does the price.