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An absinthe spoon is a perforated or slotted spoon used to dissolve a sugar cube into a glass of absinthe, usually in order to counteract the bitterness of the wormwood. The bowl of the spoon is usually flat, and there is a notch in the handle where the rim of the glass rests. Originating around the 1860s they were often stamped with brand names or logos as advertising and were sometimes sold as tourist items such as a number of Eiffel tower shaped spoons.

Preparation with an Absinthe Spoon. In the beginning of absinthe preparation, a special absinthe spoon helps to flavor the cocktail. The spoon holds a sugar cube above a glass while the preparer pours cold water over the sugar. This counters possible bitterness from the wormwood in the liquor. Absinthe enthusiasts have expressed that the preparation ritual is one of the drink's attractions.

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