This is our most popular absinthe spoon model. Beautiful in itself, its history plays a big part in its popularity. It is a replica of the custom spoons that the french painter of the Belle Époque Henri de Toulouse Lautrec had commissioned for his own use.
What you can see at the tip is the stylized "HTL" monogram of the artist. The remainder of the spoon is made in a striking Art Nouveau style.
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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