This stainless steel water pourer is an exact reproduction of an original 19th-century French Verse-Eau Brouilleur. Its purpose is to be used as a single server to add water and sugar to absinthe.
A dose of absinthe is first poured into a glass, and the brouilleur is sat atop its rim. Ice is added inside the reservoir, and a sugar cube (or cubes) is placed on the perforated tray below. The reservoir is not intended to be filled with water. Instead, the water should be added in small increments with a carafe. The cold water will flow through a small hole at its bottom, landing on the sugar below. The rate at which the water will flow depends upon the preference of the person preparing the absinthe. Generally, the slower the water is poured into the brouilleur, the better. This sugary-water mixture then falls into the glass of absinthe, releasing oils within the absinthe and perfuming the air with anise and fennel.
The brouilleur can be removed periodically to taste the strength of the absinthe. The preparer can easily add more cold water or sugar by repeating the process above until the mixture is to their liking.
The wire legs can be carefully bent to accommodate a variety size of glasses.
The glass is not included.
- Stainless steel.
- Measures 6" (15.2 cm) tall.
- Measures approximately 3.15" (8 cm) in diameter.