Budget Absintheware

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By Thegreenimp on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 - 12:02 am: Edit

I received a nice set of glasses from The Vermont Country Store, Item #33808 Footed Highball 10oz
They stand 5 3/4" tall and have a small indented space in the base of the glass where it meets the foot, sort of a mini reservoir.
Makes a nice everyday glass for when you dont want to risk an "old-timer"
http://www.vermontcountrystore.com
Regards
Jay

By Pataphysician on Tuesday, December 12, 2000 - 07:20 am: Edit

I bought a set of these "Tartan Goblets" at Target (the stemmed one, second from the left). 4 for $10. Nice heavy glass and a spoon fits just right on the rim. Those cuts can act as dose marks, sort of. The bottom cut is about 1.5 - 2 oz. and adding about 4 - 5 oz of water will bring it halfway between the second and third cut.

http://www.target.com/common/catalog/product.jhtml?ensid=44459&catnav=43669

By Bob_chong on Monday, December 11, 2000 - 09:24 pm: Edit

Crate and Barrel has some stuff, too (but not dosed):

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/store/details.asp?category=43&index=10

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/store/details.asp?category=43&index=14

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/store/details.asp?category=43&index=8

They also have some nice glass pitchers in the barware section.

BC

By Chrysippvs on Monday, December 11, 2000 - 09:24 am: Edit

the bistro glasses from sur la table are fantastic....

By Joshua on Monday, December 11, 2000 - 09:18 am: Edit

i went ahead and ordered some of the pernod glasses,actully this weekend was spent cruising pier one and other like stores to find new glasses,but no such luck.i was trying to find replacements for my absente glasses,the absente glasses suck,they are too small for the spoon,making a nice sticky suger slime on the table top,and arnet dose marked,the spoons howeever are nifty i guess.but for 8 bucks 2 glasses and spoons not too bad,

By Tavis on Monday, December 11, 2000 - 09:04 am: Edit

Spiritscorner is indeed selling cheap reproduction spoons, I have two and they're OK. They are very cheap though, so they are stamped and quite flimsy. They do the job, no doubt about that.

I now have some glasses like the ones on the surlatable site, and it seems I must have been pouring myself a double measure before, because these do seem quite small. Hic! Salud!

By Chrysippvs on Sunday, December 10, 2000 - 10:22 am: Edit

this is a bit more costly, but if you have some friends you can get a carton of Carafes (like 12 for 80 bucks) from libbey glass:

http://www.libbey.com/Libbey/LCatalog.nsf/0d642acb7ce3c1e48525666b00614e38/cf12b6f0195887288525695e006fb348?OpenDocument

By _blackjack_ on Sunday, December 10, 2000 - 10:10 am: Edit

Also:

http://www.pubshop.com/cgi-bin/new_cat.cgi?brand=Pernod&item=Any+Item

and Spirits Corner is now selling cheap reproduction spoons.

By Pikkle on Saturday, December 09, 2000 - 06:47 pm: Edit

I just picked up a bunch of glasses at the
dollar store and while they're not classic
absintheware style, they still look pretty cool
with the green stuff in them... short stemmed
wine type glasses, only a buck a piece! Great
for the holidays.

By Chrysippvs on Saturday, December 09, 2000 - 06:34 pm: Edit

cheap glasses

http://www.surlatable.com/common/products/productdisplay2_v2.cfm?dmode%3Dkeyword%26TextMode%3D0%26CI%3D%26brand%3D%26StartRow%3D1%26S%3D2962%2C5856%2C4162%2C2973%2C3475%26MaxRows%3D100%26ShowImages%3Dyes%26searchword%3Dbistro&PRRFNBR=2962

or

http://www.greatentertaining.com/products/pr_product_ent/1,1948,19153,00.html?cat1_title=Fine+Entertaining+Products&cat1_path=&cat2_title=Cocktail&cat2_path=&top_cat_title=Fine+Entertaining+Products

Cheap spoons:

www.museverte.com (if you order in bulk)

or just flatten a fork

cheap toppetes can be found at Pier 1, I forget what they are called though, looks just like the graded pudgy ones...

By Thegreenimp on Saturday, December 09, 2000 - 06:01 pm: Edit

While doing some holiday shopping, I was browsing around at Restoration Hardware, and found a small silver plated vase/container that looked like similar to some of the absinthe spoon holders seen on that "unnamed" auction site.
At only fifteen dollars, it makes a nice holder for your absinthe spoons.
It was called a Julep Cup on the tag, btw.....
Any other budget absintheware ideas out there?
Regards
Jay

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