Empire Absinthe Fountain, 2 Spout
This fountain is wonderful reproduction of a vintage late 19th century Belle Époque absinthe fountain. The glass bowl is mouth-blown and the fountains are handmade.
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 color, as the water mixes with the anise. Refresh water before each use.
Fountain will accommodate 1 to 2 people at one time. Drink ratio varies from 1 part absinthe, to between 3 to 5 parts water, depending on one's preference. California Prop 65 compliant when properly used.
- Instructions, history of absinthe and FAQs included.
- Accommodates 1 to 2 glasses.
- Measures 19" (48.3 cm) tall (with lid).
- Allows approximately 8" (20.3 cm) under spouts for glasses.
- Metallic plating over brass.
- Mouth-Blown, clear glass bowl.
- Glass bowl holds approx. 6.5 cups (1.5 liters) of water.
- Simple assembly required.
beautiful and well made!
Posted by Unknown on Oct 2nd 2018
This fountain looks great! It’s well made and very well packaged. Very easy to assemble.
cold water Absinthe fountain
Posted by Greg on Mar 9th 2016
This is a really cool item. I love to use our fountain and find every excuse to do so. The globe is high quality and the look is killer. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the valves that turn on and off the water flow feel rather cheap. They work but they don't feel substantial and I worry they might break eventually. Overall though, I really do love my fountain.