Blog post 10/9/2013

I am a single gummy bear. I am small, and there is only one of me. But… I am 85% absinthe.

(I am sadly no longer available. I was formerly made in single-serving portions by Tailor’s Candy Shop in NYC, which has since closed.)

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Having a beautiful absinthe glass and spoon for your Lucid isn’t necessary, but it sure is elegant.

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The always lovely green fairy. She takes many forms.

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Eiffel Tower Absinthe Spoons

When the Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889, many absinthe spoons were made to commemorate the occasion. Here are two of the most popular:

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Can you see the Eiffel Tower in this absinthe spoon? Hint: this spoon is called Les Tours Eiffel #6 “Silhouette”.

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This absinthe spoon is considered one of the rarest of the Eiffel Tower spoons:

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Historical Absinthe Spoons

This absinthe spoon was made during World War I, from brass shell casings. If you look carefully, you can see two remarkable things: firstly, the soldier who owned this spoon inscribed his initials, “P.B.”, on the handle, and secondly, the holes form the date, “1914”.

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One of the most expensive pre-ban absinthe spoons ever made, “Les Feuilles #20”. It was most likely used at high-end French hotels and restaurants.

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The beautiful “Les Feuilles d’Absinthe #4 Absinthe Joanne”

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Source:

http://www.oxygenee.com/

Would You Buy?

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First up, a brand new Lucid Absinthe balancier and absinthe glass… $17.50 on eBay last we checked (with shipping)… would you buy?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LUCID-ABSINTHE-BALANCER-GLASS-BRAND-NEW-/281110871747?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4173837ec3

Lucid Absinthe balancier & glass

Lucid Absinthe hat… $16 on eBay, including shipping… would you buy?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LUCID-ABSINTHE-BASEBALL-HAT-/370822349417?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5656bc0269

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Lucid Absinthe spoon & bottle of Lucid for only $17 on eBay… BUT the bottle is empty… would you buy?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lucid-Absinthe-spoon-with-Bottle-empty-no-contents-/140985798411?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20d3688f0b

Lucid Absinthe on eBay

Absinthe Antiques

A new book by absintheur and Lucid fan Scott MacDonald features life-size photos of absinthe antiques from the mid 1800s through the early 20th century.

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The absinthe antiques in the book evoke a time of beauty, art, new technologies and changing culture.

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For more information about the book, visit its website at Absinthe Antiques.

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