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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.

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Welcome! I delurked a short while back after coming to this site since around 2007-2008. Man am I glad I did! I'm sure that you will be as well. :)

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Thank you all. I am currently trying to get my spirits buyer to bring in more stuff. Unfortunately we have such issues with getting items approved as well as any time a name/upc/ect changes. We will do our best. I am pretty much our absinthe demographic, but hey it works for me.

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Welcome! Thank you for the kind words and sending people our way.

Thank you all. I am currently trying to get my spirits buyer to bring in more stuff. Unfortunately we have such issues with getting items approved as well as any time a name/upc/ect changes. We will do our best. I am pretty much our absinthe demographic, but hey it works for me.

I used to be the absinthe demographic at my bar. Then I gave a class to the crew on a Saturday before we opened. We now regularly restock our entire line, which includes both Vilya absinthes. Just give more classes and you'll see a change.

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Greetings, My name is Karrie.

 

I am a huge fan of Vilya Spirit's blanc.

Welcome. You're in good company.

 

What he said ;)

 

 

:cheers:

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