What do you use to drink your Absinthe?
Sepulchritude Forum: The Absinthe Forum Archives Thru July 2001: Topics Archived Thru Jan 2001:What do you use to drink your Absinthe?
Me, I baught the twin of the huge cut east glass Justin has, but it had a chip in the base, only $20.00 and if i break it - what the hell - spoon is a reproduction etoile spoon, and i cant use a saucer because the glass is too big lol. As for me - i drip water straight from the tap - after running it for a bit - our water is always ice cold anyway.
right now i use the absente set.for a carafe i use this funky little pitcher,its light blue,with white streaks through the glass,much more nifty than it sounds.
Spoon: Very large, pointy soup spoon flattened in a vise, with two rows of three holes from a power drill. I even made the little bend in the handle where it rests on the rim. Then I got the freebie from La Muse pastis.
Glass: Large, ordinary wine glass
Carafe: Tall fluted glass pitcher
Spoon: Silver fleches replica from Absinthe Collectables ($20) Very nice!
Glass: Tartan Goblet from Target store (see Perruche Verte's endorsement below)
Carafe: Antique silver pitcher, somewhat like an Art Deco cocktail shaker (always had several such things, but it took awhile to figure out which one poured best)
I agree with Martin, on the 1:5 thing with modern absinthes. However if absinthe were more traditionally set at 68% or even better at 72%, the ratio is a bit better. Most vintage glasses that I have come across that have dose marks and marks for the water line usually indicate a 1:3.5 or so ratio. But of course it is just a matter of taste.
Is that an ATF agent I see out there in the bushes with the telephoto lens sticking out?
Better get rid of that shit, quick. I know where you can send it for safe keeping. I'll be in touch.
my spoon (absente repro)
my carafe (el cheapo wine carafe)
say... who's absinthe is that?
spoons: absenta cheapies
glasses: got em at the dollar store
pitcher: plastic measuring cup
Below is a picture of the two kinds of glasses I have for
drinking absinthe. Beginner that I am, I still have an
appreciation for appropriate paraphernalia. Don't get
me wrong, I'm no snob about it. In fact, I'll drink out of
an old coffee can if it's the only thing available but
given the choice I'd prefer to enhance my drinking
experience with a glass that suits the substance.
The one on the left is one of two I received by
purchasing a La Muse Verte gift set - bottle of La Muse
Verte pastis, two glasses and two spoons. The pastis
isn't great but I can drink it - I bought the set for the
glasses and spoons.
The glass on the right is one of four that I just picked
up in an antique store - $1.50 each. I don't know what
they were originally used for but they seem perfect for