This stylish, mouth blown absinthe glass would be a wonderful addition to any absintheur's collection. The glass features a nice clean look and open reservoir, making it easy to watch the louching process.
This glass is exact reproduction of an original late 19th and early 20th century absinthe bar glass used throughout France and Switzerland. The glass has a pronounced reservoir which served a dual purpose. One, it showed the bartender the precise amount to pour for that size glass, and secondly, to let the customer know he was getting an accurate pour. The glass was then given to the customer and the absinthe was prepared by the customer.
Just as it was done over 100 years ago, as it is today, when a drink order is placed at a bar the bartender makes the drink and gives it to the patron. This was never the case with absinthe. An absinthe was never made by the bartender. He would only have filled the reservoir in the absinthe glass with absinthe, then given to the customer for him to prepare himself. The amount of water and sugar used was always left to the discretion on the drinker, and solely dependent upon one's own taste. This one thing separates absinthe from any other alcohol drink. It is also the reason for the many different types of accoutrements used to prepare a traditional absinthe.
- Mouth-blown glass.
- Measures approximately 5.5" (14 cm) tall.
- Mouth measures approximately 3.25" (8.2 cm) in diameter.
- Foot measures approximately 3.125" (7.9 cm) in diameter.
- Holds approximately 9 floz (265 ml).