cocktail emporium union station — opening autumn 2019


Traditional Absinthe Fountain - 6 Spout

This rare six spout absinthe fountain is a reproduction of vintage 19th century Belle Epoque fountain. The top cover has the classic "acorn" top and is removable to add ice water into the glass bowl. The glass bowl is mouth blown and the fountains are handmade, chrome plating over brass. The fountain has six metal faucets, accommodating one to six glasses at the same time.

Proper absinthe service starts with pouring an ounce of absinthe into an absinthe glass, then placing an absinthe spoon on top of the glass and a sugar cube atop the spoon. The lid of the fountain is removed and fresh water and ice is added into the glass bowl. The spigot is slightly turned and the ice water is slowly dripped from the fountain onto the piece of sugar. The cold sugar water then drips from the spoon into the glass of absinthe releasing oils and perfuming the air with fennel, grand wormwood and anise. The combination also begins to turn milky white in colour, as the water mixes with the anise. Refresh water before each use.

Fountain will accommodate 1 to 6 people at one time. Drink ratio varies from 1 part absinthe, to between 3 to 5 parts water, depending on one's preference.

  • Stands 20.75" tall (with lid).
  • Approximately 8.75" under spouts for glasses.
  • Metallic plating over heavy brass.
  • Mouth-blown glass bowl.
  • Bowl holds approx. 9 cups (2.1 liters) of water.
  • Simple assembly required.
  • Imported.

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