This absinthe spoon is quite unique. Designed by Tempus Fugit and made in the USA, this heavy and really high quality absinthe spoon is a modern design inspired by historical events.
Back in the early 1900s, when absinthe was prohibited, strict religious groups and hygienists were sometimes portraying absinthe as a "poison" with bottles showing a skull and crossbones. In a satirical way, some absinthe makers also used these symbols on their products.
Since real absinthe has no additional sugar in it, spoons are used to hold a sugar cube above the glass while a fountain drips water on it in order to sweeten and dilute the drink. Once sweetened and mixed to your taste, use the spoon to stir the "purée" (old french slang for an absinthe diluted with cold water.)
Tempus Fugit Spirits is a United States-based importer of fine European Absinthe and liqueurs, that is at the forefront of this category. With the legalization of absinthe in the USA in 2007, they saw a good opportunity to bring in products that would surpass the quality of those produced in mass. Digging hard to also find rare and premium liqueurs, they sometimes even recreate them in-house, basing themselves on old recipes.
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