Absinthe Glass

Absinthe Glass

Here’s a strange piece of absinthe kit. This curiosity was created for mixing drinks in New York 1882. It is an mixing and straining cup with a perforated base and below that a stop cock.

This device also had an additional cup with a small centre perforation in it’s bottom “fitted over the straining-cup, to be used for absinthe” Mr Anton Eggers was trying to make life easier for American bar-keepers serving absinthe and other drinks. I think I’ll stick to a traditional absinthe glass, absinthe spoon and a bottle of Dobrá Voda. I suppose the Egger’s “absinthe cup” is something of a rarity.

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