This fountain is a wonderful reproduction of the most popular absinthe fountain during the turn of the last century. Fountains like these were the standard for preparing traditional French/Swiss absinthe. These vintage late 19th century Belle Époque absinthe fountain. It's glass reservoir (of globe) is hand cut and etch, just like the original antiques.
Our fountain is completely handmade and the glass reservoir (or globe) is mouth-blown and all etching are cut by hand. The lid, which features the classic "pineapple" finial, is removable to add water and ice the glass bowl. Even the beading around the stem and base perfectly emulate that of an original antique. The fountain features 4 spouts which will
- Instructions, history of absinthe and FAQs included.
- Measures 20.75" (52.7 cm) tall (with lid).
- Approximately 8.75" (22.2 cm) under spouts for glasses.
- Metallic plating over brass.
- Mouth-Blown, clear glass bowl.
- Glass bowl holds approx. 9 cups (2.1 liters) of water.
The amount of water and sugar is subject to your liking. You can compare this process to preparing a coffee. Some people like their coffee sweeter or with more milk than others. You make your absinthe to your preference. Absinthe-to-water ratios vary depending on the absinthe, the amount of absinthe used, and your taste preference. A general rule of thumb is 1 part absinthe, to between 3 to 5 parts water.
After use, allow the water and glass globe to adjust to room temperature. For cleanup: pour any remaining water out, remembering to open all spouts where water will remain. Place the fountain upside down onto a bar towel, allow it to dry overnight. If only water is used, there is no further cleaning necessary. Refresh water before each use.
Our fountains have been tested with water before leaving the factory and again inspected in our warehouses before shipping. Upon receiving your fountain, we suggest hand washing the globe with soap and room temperature water and running water through the spouts before using. Do not use hot water. Do not wash in the dishwasher. California Prop 65 compliant when properly used.