Too often relegated to a rinse or spritz in today’s craft cocktail bars, Absinthe once had a place behind the bar alongside other now-common cocktail ingredients like gin and brandy.

We’re partnering with Lucid Absinthe Supérieure to bring you a seminar in September all about the history, art and technique of this misunderstood spirit. Joined by Master Distiller T.A. Breaux and Brand Ambassador Milo Rodriguez, we will discuss the history and authentic techniques for enjoying Absinthe as well as some great ways to incorporate it into your craft bar program.

Embracing Absinthe; Understanding the History, Art and Technique of Using Absinthe in a Craft Cocktail Program

Free Video Seminar: September 19, 2016 at 11am Pacific

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What You Will Learn:

  • Classic and modern recipes and techniques for using absinthe in Cocktails
  • The history of absinthe in the USA and what it took to overturn the 95-year ban on its sale
  • The characteristics and ingredients of traditional absinthe and how Lucid Absinthe makes it today
  • How to prepare a traditional absinthe drip

Join us “Live” – or Catch the Replay:

The seminar will be pre-recorded, but the speakers will be joining us via live-chat during the showing on September 19th to answer any questions you have. If you can’t make it “live”, no worries! We’ll be sending out a recap and a link to a free replay so you won’t miss it.

Meet the Speakers:

T.A. Breaux – Absinthe Historian and Master Distiller

A professional scientist by training, Breaux has dedicated more than twenty years of research toward understanding the history and art of Absinthe.

Thanks to his extensive knowledge on the subject and willingness to work closely with the US Government, Breaux spearheaded the effort to legalize Absinthe in the USA and succeeded in 2007, making Lucid Absinthe the first genuine Absinthe available for sale in the USA in 95 years.

Putting his historical knowledge and scientific skills to work, Breaux developed Lucid Absinthe in France and still acts as master distiller to this day at the Combier distillery in the Loire valley where it is made.

Milo Rodriguez – Lucid Brand Ambassador and Craft Bartender

Rodriguez brings more than 14 years of industry experience to his role as the Brand Ambassador for Lucid Absinthe and other Hood River Distillers brands.

In addition to his work as a brand ambassador for Bombay Sapphire and Chartreuse, he has held senior bartender positions in London, New York, Miami and Nashville. He leverages this experience to craft new and innovative cocktails and support the industry through training and education.

Thanks to Lucid Absinthe Supérieure:

Thanks again to the folks at Lucid Absinthe Supérieure for making this seminar happen. Without brands like these we wouldn’t be able to create, produce and show these seminars and keep them completely free.

Join us!

If you’re already receiving our weekly newsletter, you’re already on the list – stay tuned for more information and links to join the session in September.

If you’re not, go ahead and  and we’ll save your seat.

A Bit More about Lucid Absinthe:

Lucid Absinthe SupérieureLucid® was developed in France by renowned absinthe historian and distiller T.A. Breaux. It is distilled in the historical Combier Distillery in Saumur, France, using original antique copper absinthe stills, many of which were designed by Gustav Eiffel in the 1800s.

Lucid was the first genuine absinthe made with real Grande Wormwood to be legally available in the United States after the 95 year ban.

Oh and don’t forget to…

Julia Tunstall

Julia Tunstall is the co-founder of A Bar Above and Chief Cocktail Taster. She's in charge of keeping things running smoothly around here, but you'll also find her stopping by on the Mixology Talk Podcast or hanging around the Craft Cocktail Club.