At the center of this elegant absinthe spoon you can see the Swiss cross, and the 22 bell-shaped holes represent the 22 Swiss cantons. Also, note the general shape of the spoon, as it recalls the traditional spear of the Swiss Guard.
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.)
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