Greetings, My name is Karrie. I've actually been coming to this website for some years now and finally decided to join the forums. I have been drinking absinthe since the ban was lifted, have had plenty of good and plenty of bad. I work in retail that sells spirits and have constantly directed people who are interested in absinthe to the Wormwood Society. I figured it was finally time to join you fine folks instead of just sending people this way.
I am a huge fan of Vilya Spirit's blanc.
I love using absinthe to make strawberry shortcakes. I soak the cut strawberries in the absinthe instead of adding sugar. It imparts such a lovely flavor to the strawberries.
I am aiming to host a class on absinthe at my work sometime closer to the holidays. I want to educate people about the history, way to serve, and how to use in cocktails. I did an impromptu casual tasting at my work one day. I used St George Absinthe verte since we just got it in and I wanted to try it. That short 1 hour session was a hit. Plenty of people who never had absinthe, or had it properly, enjoyed it. I can't wait to do a sit down class with different styles of absinthe.
So if anyone has any suggestions of simple cocktails to teach people for this class, please let me know. I usually just drink absinthe simple. I know I want to do a Sazerac since I am in New Orleans after all, but other suggestions would be appreciated.