EDIT: Unfortunately most of the absinthian collection has now been discontinued so there will no longer be an offer, as of 1st September. We will be having new items on our website as soon as they are available.
All true absinthes are bitter to some degree (due to the presence of absinthin, extracted from the wormwood) and are therefore
usually served with the addition of sugar. This not only counters the bitterness, but in well made absinthes seems also to
subtly improve the herbal flavour-profile of the drink.
The classic French absinthe ritual involves placing a sugar cube on a flat perforated spoon, which rests on the rim of the glass
containing a measure or “dose” of absinthe. Iced water is then very slowly dripped on to the sugar cube, which gradually
dissolves and drips, along with the water, into the absinthe, causing the green liquor to louche (“loosh”) into an opaque
opalescent white as the essential oils precipitate out of the alcoholic solution. Usually three to four parts water are added to
one part of 68% absinthe. Historically, true absintheurs used to take great care in adding the water, letting it fall drop by single
drop onto the sugar cube, and then watching each individual drip cut a milky swathe through the peridot-green absinthe below.
Seeing the drink gradually change colour was part of its ritualistic attraction.
Dark Emporium have many products that celebrate this, such as a wonderful piece of jewellery, The Sucre Vert Absinthe Spoon Pendant. This is a miniature wearable absinthe spoon, set with a large limpid emerald green Swarovski crystal.
Signifying an existence dedicated to hedonistic pleasure and sublime aestheticism
For the home we have the Parisienne Absinthe Spoon, the essential accessory for preparing your luxurious wormwood delicacy. Set with an emerald Swarovski crystal.
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