This popular Eiffel Tower spoon is a reproduction of an absinthe spoon made to commemorate the introduction of the Eiffel Tower at the Exposition Universelle, a World's Fair held in Paris, France in 1889.
This spoon is used in the preparation of a traditional French or Swiss absinthe. A traditional absinthe is prepared by pouring an ounce of absinthe into an absinthe glass, then placing the absinthe spoon on top of the glass and a sugar cube atop the spoon. Ice water is slowly dripped from a fountain, carafe or balancier 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.
- Measures 6.3"/160mm long.
- Chrome plated brass.
- Does not tarnish.
- Dishwasher safe.