Archive for the ‘Absinthe Accessories’ Category
This is a neat set of 2 replica glasses that our sister site Alandia produced a few years back. For those of you who don’t know, back in the good old days they made some absinthe glasses with uranium oxide in them. They would glow in the dark. I don’t know how healthy they would be to drink from, but they sure looked cool
When Viridian lauched Lucid absinthe in the US in 2007 they wanted an absinthe spoon to go with it. They came up with a plastic one, but luckily came to their senses and it was evetually made from metal. This is the very rare, never released, plastic Lucid absinthe spoon.
I’ve been collecting antique absinthe memorabilia for a while now and have some glasses, spoons and other stuff, but have never seen one of these before. It’s an antique lighter that has an engraved advertisement for Premier Fils absinthe on one side. When I got it, it needed a thorough cleaning and was missing a few items. It lacked a flint, flint spring and wick. I canabalized and old Zippo lighter for the spring, which had to be cut down in size, and good friend Jeannie Van Buren was kind enough to supply a new Zippo wick and flint. In the second picture you can see that it is now in functional condition. If anyone out there has another absinthe advertising lighter please let me know.
In 2001 Playboy magazine sold an exclusive set of limited edition Zippo absinthe lighters. I managed to aquire a set a few years back and here they are. The picture is somewhat blurry, but you can still see how cool they are. A Czech absinthe company is now selling copies of the one on the right, but these are originals.
The 2007 release “Blood and Chocolate” was a mediocre werewolf movie. The thing that makes it interesting is that the clan of werewolves were asbsinthe fans. Not only that but they owned their own absinthe distillery. There are a few cool absinthe scenes including a look at the inside of their warehouse where you can see their huge stills. A couple of years ago I purchased a screen used Pontarlier glass and spoons from PremierProps. The spoons have some kind of metallic gold and blue finish applied to them by the art department. I assume this is to make them show up better on film or to make them look more unique. Oh, and by the way, our sister site, Alandia, supplied all of the absinthe goodies for the film.
While perusing the interent I came across this really cool absinthe set. There’s a site, Kaleidoskopic Romance, that makes 1/12 scale hand made miniatures for doll houses. Having recently developed a taste for absinthe they decided to express their interest in miniature. The detail on these are incredible and if you look very close you can see that the bottle is none other that Alandia’s own Moulin Vert. It’s hard to believe the bottle is only about 1 inch tall. I decided I had to have a set and, to show the scale, I’d take a picture of them in front of a full size Moulin Vert bottle. You can see how really small they are in the pic. They have lots of neat miniatures including Ouija boards, crystal balls, and apothecary bottles and boxes. You can see all of their unique items at www.kaleidoskopicromance.etsy.com .