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Absinthe spoon

Type

bar tools

Description

A strainer implement developed for preparing the Absinthe Drip cocktail -- the most famous method for drinking absinthe. The strainer is placed over an absinthe glass containing a measure of absinthe; a sugar lump is placed on the strainer; and water is dripped very slowly from a pitcher over the sugar cube. Gradually the water drops dissolve the sugar lump and drip into the absinthe, diluting the liquor and turning it a milky green. Once the sugar is dissolved, the spoon can be used to give the cocktail a quick stir and is then set aside, and the sipping begins.

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