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.
The Bavarian beer set features a solid pine box lined in rumpled rich brown satin. Open the box to reveal a heavy-duty brushed stainless steel bottle opener, a stainless steel foam scraper with wooden handle, and two 16-oz. Belgian-style beer chalices. A thoughtful gift idea for an avid beer connoisseur...
1 Satin-lined pine box
1 Stainless steel foam scraper
1 bottle opener
2 16-oz. beer chalices
Rumpled satin interior
Solid pine box
Antiqued brass-colored locking closure
Care Instructions: Surface wash with damp cloth only. Handwash glasses and tools with mild soap and warm water; dry immediately with a clean towel. (Not dishwasher safe.)View full product details