Now you can have a visit from the Green Fairy herself with this winged Lady Absinthe Fountain. Absinthe has commonly referred to as "la fee verte" (the green fairy) for over a century because of its greenish hue.
The lid is adorned with the classic "pineapple" finial and is removable to add ice water into the glass bowl, which includes a water filter, which keeps ice from clogging the spouts. The pineapple represents hospitality and friendship. The glass bowl is mouth-blown and the fountain is handmade in France.
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 colour, as the water mixes with the anise. Refresh water before each use.
Fountains will accommodate 1 to 4 people at one time. Drink ratios vary 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 to 4 glasses.
- Measures 24" (60.9 cm) tall (with lid).
- Allows approximately 11.75" (29.8 cm) under spouts for glasses.
- Metallic plating over brass.
- Mouth-Blown, clear glass bowl.
- Glass bowl holds approx. 9 cups (2.1 litres) of water.
- Simple assembly required.
- Imported from France.
- Due to the delicate nature of this item, additional shipping charges will apply. Please contact us directly for a quote if purchasing online.
Available by special order. Please contact us directly for shipping quote as current timeframes may vary.