Bar Tools - Pontarlier Absinthe Glass
ITEM: Pontarlier Absinthe Glass
ITEM TYPE: Glassware, Absinthe
COST: $18 (Plus Shipping)
Overview: Handmade, mouthblown, absinthe glass replica of glass first seen in a Pernod Fils absinthe ad in Pontarlier (hometown of Pernod and Absinthe production) hence the name.
Appearance: Well made, no mold marks (glass is blown) with what I would call a commercial thickness lip (not like a Reidel martini glass) which will stand up to regular handling and less likely to chip. Dimensions: height 4 inches, diameter 3.25 inches, bowl is inscribed for line for measuring out the absinthe. Capacity is 7 ounces.
First Impression: Easy-to-hold, big enough to add enough water, measuring line is hard to find (could use more segments instead of one 1/4" scribe mark).
Testing: Easy to measure the Absinthe. Width fits all spoon designs.
Cons: A bit commercial/industrial in appearance to some. However, one must remember that absinthe was served mostly at bars and cheap-the pattern and construction is authentic to commercial barware - functional and not easily broken. So if you want a period reproduction of what was in commercial use this is it.
Final Thoughts: Robust and not expensive enough to make afraid to use it, easy to clean..
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