Hello All,

I'm posting the press release we sent out for our event. Whether you're an absintheur or just getting started enjoying absinthe, come join us. Tell your friends.

SAT/12.5
Absinthe: Revealed Celebration
Modern science triumphed over historic propaganda vindicating fine pre-ban absinthe of its alleged evils, leading to the U.S. ban being lifted Dec 2007. This Celebration seeks to dispel the myths surrounding this misunderstood spirit; expose the public to the smoothness and variety of tastes superior absinthes offer; and illustrate the proper way to drink them. This first-of-its-kind event for Houston begins with a presentation that will quench curiosities. The meaning of terms like artemisia absinthium, Dr. Ordinaire, louche, dose, chop.gif, and L’Heure Verte will be revealed by renowned Master Distiller of Lucid Absinthe, Ted Breaux—Viridian Spirits, and Legendré Herbsaint historian/collector, Jay Hendrickson. The Celebration will commence with frivolity, absinthe tastings with a venerable New Orleans spirit reissuing its original recipe. Special absinthe cocktails will mix it up for your palettes. Light hors d'oeuvres, live jazz and classical music, absinthe art for sale, and green fairies add to the ambiance. To introduce yourself to absinthe, or expand what you know--RSVP (required)/more info at http://www.avantgardenhouston.com/absinthe.html . 7:30 - 9:30pm - Presentation, 9:30pm - Closing - Celebration, AvantGarden, 411 Westheimer, 832-519-1429, $20 Entire event, $15 Celebration only

Thanks to all that suggested cocktail recipes. That's a great help. Keep 'em coming!

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