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The Absinthe Fountain
It is again becoming a popular, must have for the true absintheur and novice alike. After nearly 100 years, a piece of Belle Epoque history is making a new appearance..... Absinthe Fountains. Some connoisseurs of the Green Fairy say it is the only true way tomake the perfect louche. I must agree that the real personality of the “Green Fairy” is not seen without this essential piece of barware. If you have ever used one, then you know this is true. This centerpiece of your Absinthe set is not only a beautiful decoration, but the absinthe fountain is also a most important tool to achieve the perfect drink.
Fountains For Preparing Absinthe
Please don't think that fountains only serve the purpose of adding water to your drink. Oh no, they have far more to offer than that. Your Absinthe Fountain Set is a beautiful piece of art that can be proudly displayed when not in use, they will allow more than one party guest to mix or louche there drink simultaneously and they will always be the center piece and meeting place of any absinthe party. Most importantly, they allow the ultimate, slow drip required to make a perfect absinthe each and every time. If you drink this magic elixir, then you definitely need an absinthe fountain to make your adventures memorable. The fountains of today are often replicas of fountains from the original "Belle Epoque" when absinthe was at the height if its popularity. Below are some pictures of modern reproductions.
Popular Absinthe Fountains
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Fountain For Dripping & Louching
The proper addition of water to your absinthe can not be over stressed. You can certainly add water to your absinthe by using a carafe and many people do. But to get the complete flavor from your drink, you really need an absinthe fountain. The high alcohol concentration of absinthe keeps all of the herbs and spices used in its production suspended in solution. You could say that the herbs are "hidden" or "locked away" inside the undiluted elixir. When the water is added, the alcohol concentration begins to fall and the herbal oils start to precipitate out of the solution. This is how all of the flavor and aroma of the absinthe is enjoyed. The rate at which you add the water will change the taste of the drink drastically. A fast dripped absinthe will taste different than a slow dripped absinthe. The best method to prepare an absinthe is with a very slow drip using the purest, coldest water you can find. Avoid tap water (especially chlorinated). Here are a few absinthe fountain designs to look for. Click the name of the fountain to see more. Also, take a look at our "Featured Products"