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.)
Having a beautiful absinthe glass and spoon for your Lucid isn’t necessary, but it sure is elegant.
The always lovely green fairy. She takes many forms.
The woman is saying: “I satisfy my desire, my taste and my health [with absinthe]”
A spoon that tells you exactly what it’s for…
Sometimes it’s fun to break from the traditional method of preparation and enjoy an absinthe cocktail.
When the Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889, many absinthe spoons were made to commemorate the occasion. Here are two of the most popular:
Can you see the Eiffel Tower in this absinthe spoon? Hint: this spoon is called Les Tours Eiffel #6 “Silhouette”.
This absinthe spoon is considered one of the rarest of the Eiffel Tower 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”.
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.
The beautiful “Les Feuilles d’Absinthe #4 Absinthe Joanne”
What kind of absinthe spoon do you own?
Some absinthe spoons can be amazing works of art…
A very special absinthe spoon was created in 1889 to commemorate the opening of the Eiffel Tower.
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.
The absinthe antiques in the book evoke a time of beauty, art, new technologies and changing culture.
For more information about the book, visit its website at Absinthe Antiques.