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Absinthe Fountains are a Must Have!
-- By Sam McEly in Jefferson City, TN on Tue, 13 Mar 2007 at 06:35.
Approximately two months ago, a close friend of mine brought back several bottles of absinthe from an overseas trip (I won't get into the details of how he was able to do this ). Although we were very excited to have our first Green Fairy experience, we decided that we wanted to learn as much as we could about absinthe before we actually drank it.
During the course of my online research, I came across an article discussing absinthe fountains. Because there were no pictures included with article, I was a little confused about what an absinthe fountain looked like. However, with the help of Google Images, I was able to look at a variety of different absinthe fountains. After looking into the device a little more, I decided that we had to get one to use during our initial absinthe event. After discussing it with my friend, we decided on an absinthe fountain model that can simultaneously fill four cups.
We received our absinthe fountain two weeks after ordering it, and decided it was time to have our first absinthe experience. Since we had multiple bottles of absinthe, we decided a small dinner party of six would prove to be the best experience. This would also give us a chance to show off our eye-catching absinthe fountain. If you want to know how our party went and what our guests thought of the absinthe fountain, check out my story in the La Louche Ritual section.
-- By Jorge in Mexico on Wed, 4 Jul 2007 at 01:17.
Before I had ever even heard of absinthe fountains, I had already danced with the Green Fairy several times. The majority of the times that I drank absinthe were in social situations, but I had also tried it by myself on a quiet evening (so that I could fully tap into its creative properties).
Anyways, after my personal time with the Green Fairy, I attended another party that featured absinthe as the drink of choice. However, this time the host also had an absinthe fountain. I have to admit that of all my experiences with absinthe, this evening turned out to be the most enjoyable, and in my humble opinion, the absinthe fountain was the reason for this. I think it's because the absinthe fountain really multiplies the social feelings that are brought on by absinthe. Not only does the fountain look great, but it gives everyone an area to converge on, socialize and imbibe the magical green drink together!
-- By Anonymous in Unspecified location on Thu, 14 Oct 2010 at 14:58.
Custom Fountain Engraving from TheBlastingCabinet
-- By Matt in St Augustine, FL on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at 04:44.
I run a small business doing a lot of engraving. Very original, deep engraving and detailed. Check out the pics of the latest absenthe fountain I engraved on my page www.Facebook.com/TheBlastingCabinet
Let me know if I can do anything for you! Thanks
-- By Belle in California, USA on Fri, 1 Jan 2016 at 09:35.
Should the Absinthe be chilled??
How do I know if my fountain is authentic or a reproduction?
-- By Fiona in Perth on Sun, 27 Mar 2022 at 01:49.
Hi Absinthe lovers,
Wanting to know if my fountain is authentic or a reproduction.
-- By Santana Jacinto in Fort Smith, Arkansas on Thu, 29 Sep 2022 at 20:20.
I work at a resale store that donates its proceeds to a veteran's charity and we get donations of all sorts and the other day I got a box of clothes in and in the bottom of it was an absent fountain and I know nothing about this but it may be worth some money so I was just hoping to pick some brains about the value of this thing and whether it's actual vintage or reproduction or or if it is actually antique any thoughts would be helpful thank you.
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About absinthe fountains
The Virtual Absinthe Museum has pictures of vintage absinthe fountains, as well as a rare nineteenth-century postcard that shows French country folk using a fountain as they enjoy L'Heure Verte - the "Green Hour".
Close-up photos of a replica fountain can be seen on Vive La France Online - a New Orleans shop that sells this and other essentials for the modern-day absintheur: glasses, spoons, sugar holders... Obviously, they do not stock the drink itself.
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