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Silver French Absinthe Fountain, 4 Spout

Silver French Absinthe Fountain, 4 Spout

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$220
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$220.00
Transport yourself to a high-end bar in Montmarte in the 1800's, you just attended the Moulin Rouge and you're ready for a nightcap. Enter: Absinthe Fountain. Absinthe fountains were (and still are) the preferred way to prepare absinthe, as one can perfectly control the rate of water--from a slow drip to a soft steady stream. We love a conversation piece that's equally useful.
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Silver French Absinthe Fountain, 4 Spout

Absinthe fountains were mostly used in high-end bars because of their expensive price tag. They would have been brought to the table where the customer could 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--from a slow drip to a soft steady stream. Unfortunately due to accidents and other various mishaps through the years, very few antique fountains have survived intact with their original glass bowl and spouts, making them very rare and sought after.

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 glass to 4 glasses at the same time. Drink ratio varies from 1 part absinthe, to between 3 to 5 parts water, depending on one's preference.

Instructions, history of absinthe and FAQs included.

Accommodates 1 glass to 4 glasses at the same time.

Measures 20.25" (51.4 cm) tall.

Allows approximately 9" (22.8 cm) under each spout.

Metallic plating over brass.

Mouth Blown, clear glass bowl.

Glass bowl holds approx. 9 cups (2.1 liters) of water.

Simple assembly required.

Imported.

Bonnecaze Absinthe & Home is a business-to-business company specializing in reproducing uncommon antique objects from the turn of the last century France. All items are meticulously handmade with close attention to detail. The company is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but also has a location in Génissieux, France, which caters to our European customers. We are the premier maker and wholesaler of products used to drink a traditional French/Swiss absinthe (cold water drip method), as it was prepared during the 1800s. We are also known to the hospitality and restaurant trade for our authentic reproduction Marble Bistro Tables.

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