Transcendental Inebriation: The Magic of Herbs in Booze// Absinthe
Sunday, June 10th, 6-8:30pm
Join us for the second in a series of classes dedicated to the use of herbs in spirits and cocktails. In this experiential class, we will be focusing on absinthe!
The story of absinthe, the green fairy, is steeped in controversy, magic, and intrigue.
Explore the rich history of this botanical beverage, following its journey from its inception in a small village in Switzerland to the global market via Parisian cafes and back again. Learn why it was banned and what makes the ingredients in absinthe so special.
Participants will have an opportunity to taste various absinthes side by side, as well as the individual herbs that contribute to its flavor and magic, and then learn how to make it!
With the deepened sensory, botanical, and historical understanding of absinthe gained from this class, participants will leave with a rich appreciation for the power and mystique of this 200 year old beverage.
Taught by Emma Merritt and Ian Hood.
Emma is a clinical herbalist at Burlington Herb Clinic and Railyard Apothecary and a professionally trained bartender. Ian is a professional bartender and sommelier. He has over twenty years of experience studying and teaching in various fields including sustainable agriculture, wine, beer, and spirits and cocktails.
Emma and Ian have been collaborating since 2016 on various projects that incorporate foraging, herbalism and the craft of bartending. The inspiration for this class series came from their shared understanding of and appreciation for plant magic in the world of craft spirits.
$40 in advance, $45 the day-of. Pre-registration is recommended, as spots will fill up quickly!
This class is part two in a series. Future classes in the series include:
-Bitters and Tinctures
-Vermouth/Aromatized Wine/Herbal Liqueurs/Genepi
-CBD in cocktails