This fountain is the first design that began the movement of modern day reproduction antique absinthe fountains, hence the name "#1 Original." It is an exact copy of an original fountain, from the acorn finial to the waves in the mouth blown glass reservoir.
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.
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Stands 20.25" tall and 9" under each spout.
Simple assembly required.
Imported from France.
$ 14.99One of our most popular spoons, this attractive spoon has the word ABSINTHE stamped out in the grill and is covered with a high shine from chrome over brass.
$ 270.00Although not a reproduction of a vintage Belle Epoque absinthe fountain, this is perhaps our most popular fountain. The glass bowl is mouth blown and the fountain is hand made.
$ 270.00This 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.
$ 12.99This style of long spoon is one of the oldest of all absinthe spoon designs and commonly referred to as the "playing card spoon" because of card designs on the grill in the middle of its handle. The grill is used to hold the sugar cube while preparing a traditional absinthe. Drinkers would turn the spoon upside down and lay it across the glass to hold their sugar cube.