Understanding the History, Art and Technique of Using Absinthe in a Craft Cocktail Program
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.
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 – Absinthe Portfolio Brand Master and Craft Bartender
Rodriguez brings more than 14 years of industry experience to his role as the Absinthe Portfolio Brand Master 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.
A bit more about Lucid Absinthe:
Lucid® was developed by renowned absinthe historian and distiller T.A. Breaux. It is distilled in the historic Combier Distillery in Saumur, France, which was designed by Gustav Eiffel. Lucid is crafted with original antique copper absinthe stills, in strict accordance to traditional absinthe distillation methods.