Lady Absinthe With Wings Four Spout Fountain
This popular four spout Lady Fountain is often referred to as the La Fée Fountain (The Fairy in French). The fountain features a lady in a long flowing gown in the art deco style holding the glass bowl used to dispense ice water in the preparation of a traditional absinthe. The top cover has the classic "acorn" top and is removable to add ice water into the glass bowl. The glass bowl is mouth blown and the fountains are handmade, chrome plating over brass. Fountain has four metal faucets, accommodating one to four glasses at the same time.
Absinthe fountains were mostly used in high-end bars because of their expensive price tag. They were brought to the table, where the customer would prepare the absinthe himself. Absinthe fountains were (and still are) the preferred way to prepare absinthe, as one can perfectly control the rate of water. But unfortunately due to accidents, very few fountains have survived intact with its original glass bowl.
Proper use consists of: pouring an ounce of absinthe into an absinthe glass, then placing an absinthe spoon on top of the glass and a sugar cube atop the spoon. The lid of the fountain is removed and fresh water and ice is added into the glass bowl. The spigot is slightly turned and the ice water is slowly dripped from the fountain 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. Refresh water before each use.
Fountain will accommodate 1 to 4 people at one time. Drink ratio varies from 1 part absinthe, to between 3 to 5 parts water, depending on one's preference. California Prop 65 compliant when properly used.
RETAILERS: Each order will include a brief history of absinthe and its misconceptions. This information is intended to help your staff become more knowledgeable about absinthe to better inform your customers. Also, included in each absinthe fountain box are "how to use" instructions for the end user, as well as a brief history of absinthe.
DISTILLERIES, BARS & RESTAURANTS: We can laser etch your name or logo into the sides of the glass bowl. Call or email us for details.
Instructions and history of absinthe included in each fountain box.
Accommodates 1 to 4 glasses.
Stands 24" tall (with lid).
Approximately 11.75" under spouts for glasses.
Metallic plating over heavy brass.
Mouth-blown glass bowl.
Bowl holds approx. 9 cups (2.1 liters) of water.
Simple assembly required.
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