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Torsadé Absinthe Glass

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These mouth-blown, reproduction Torsadé (twisted in French) absinthe glasses were originally made for use in bars and are thought to be the most popular style of pre-ban absinthe bar glass (before 1915). To this day, it is the most commonly found antique absinthe glass throughout France.

These glasses are made to the same measurements as original Torsadé absinthe glasses, including their reservoir. The reservoir (located at the bottom of the glass) is used to measure the amount of absinthe to be added. This measured dose aided the bartender in knowing the exact amount of absinthe to add, while also helping the customer know it was an honest pour. The size of the reservoir generally correlates with the size of the glass being used, as water to absinthe ratios vary by the drinker (typically 3 to 5 parts water, to 1 part absinthe). The reservoir measures 50 ml (1.7 oz), which is standard for an absinthe glass of this size. These glasses also tends to feature a slightly larger reservoir than other antique absinthe glasses.

  • Mouth-blown glass.
  • Measures 6.75" tall (17.1 cm) x 3" (7.6 cm) in diameter.
  • Glass holds approximately 10 fl oz (29.5 cl)*.
  • Reservoir holds approximately 1.7 fl oz (50 ml)*.
  • Imported.

* This item is mouth-blown and measurements may vary slightly from glass to glass.

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  • 5
    Stunning and Opulent

    Posted by Matthew on May 15th 2021

    This hand-blown glass is tall and gorgeously crafter with an organic nouveau style and each one is slightly different which adds authenticity and an antiquarian feel

  • 5
    More than I expected

    Posted by Mike on Mar 25th 2021

    I expected these to be good, but didn't expect them to be as big as they are or as sturdy! What a pleasant surprise. The size makes it so you can better adjust how much water you want to add and I now won't worry as much about breakage. Fast shipping and great price too.

  • 5
    Torsadé glass

    Posted by Erick Lange on Jan 18th 2021

    Seamless, mouth-blown, and faithful to the originals. The handcrafted quality of these glasses lends subtle differences that make each one unique.

  • 5
    Well made

    Posted by markpeters73@gmail.com on Sep 1st 2018

    I think most of us love the romance of absinthe as much as the taste itself; a few nice implements can really enhance the experience. This glass is mouth blown and I expected it to be a delicate glass , however, I was pleasantly surprised by the substantial weight - this is a very nice glass. The twisted bottom serves as the reservoir in an artful way. Recommended.