Join Us This Saturday at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum for Made In Louisiana

This Saturday, April 1, join us for Made In Louisiana at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, from 12:30pm to 5pm.

We’ll be pouring tastes of Euphrosine Gin #9 and Barrel-Finished Reserve, along with Toulouse Red, Absinthe Rouge, and Toulouse Green, Absinthe Verte.

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Note: Due to our participation in Made in Louisiana, there will be no Bottle Sales Hours on Saturday, April 1. However, we’ll be open on Sunday, April 2. Visit us at the distillery on Sunday during our regular hours of 10am – 2pm.

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Creative Euphrosine Cocktails in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Arkansas

Expert mixologists know a good thing when they taste it. Even better, a great spirit can inspire new cocktail creations.

Euphrosine Gin #9 and Barrel-Finished Reserve are the impulse behind creative new cocktails in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Arkansas.

After a visit to the distillery by the Coquette team, mixologist CB got started on a “variation on a Hanky Panky” featuring Euphrosine, vermouth, bitters, and our Toulouse Red, Absinthe Rouge. We’re looking forward to the finished version!

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Photo courtesy of Coquette

Meanwhile in Arkansas, at Undercroft in Bentonville, bartender Brandon Davidson mixes Euphrosine Gin #9 Barrel-Finished Reserve with Scotch, Drambuie, and lemon to create the intriguing Buzzed Scot.

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Photo courtesy of Undercroft

Closer to home in Baton Rouge, snazzy new bar Driftwood Cask and Barrel has created the Limey Bastard, which has been cited as a “favorite” of head bartender Matt Vondenstein. Starting with a mojito concept, Vondenstein uses Euphrosine Gin #9 Barrel-Finished Reserve as the base spirit instead of rum.

Bringing it back home to New Orleans, Lexi Winston at Trinity has created the King’s Voodoo, which combines Euphrosine Gin #9 Barrel-Finished Reserve with lemon, sugar, ginger liqueur, sesame oil, and bitters. Reports from our correspondents say long live the King!

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Wormwood Harvest at the Distillery

The wormwood garden at the distillery had had some nice growth over the past couple months. This past weekend we harvested the first crop. It’s destined for a batch of Toulouse Green.
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Wormwood drying at the distillery.
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Alligator Roast, Distillery Visiting Hours, and More this Weekend!

Visit us this Saturday and Sunday for our Bottle Sales Hours; all spirits will be available.

If you come on Sunday, you’ll also enjoy the Marche Creole market, which will include local vendors, live music, and a free alligator roast!


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No Bottle Sales This Weekend, Happy Mardi Gras!

We’ll be closed this weekend for Mardi Gras. Visit us next weekend, Saturday and Sunday, March 4th & 5th, from 10-2 both days for our Bottle Sales Hours.

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Wormwood Seedlings Popping Up!

We recently planted a bunch of new wormwood seedlings at the distillery’s wormwood garden. After some time to get established in the raised beds, some of the seedlings are showing some nice growth.

Visit this weekend to see the wormwood garden for yourself. A fresh batch of Toulouse Green made with our local wormwood is also on hand!

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Atelier Vie on 1st Look – Absinthe segment

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Searching For The Green Fairy In New Orleans – 1st Look TV Learns “How To Absinthe” With Atelier Vie

This is a story nearly a year in the making. It all began with a call from producer James Parvin at NBC. A New Orleans segment was in the planning stages and given the long-standing connection between New Orleans and absinthe, a visit to Atelier Vie was the obvious choice to learn about and experience the many aspects of absinthe production and enjoyment. Join in as we go behind the scenes for the making of the segment.

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The day began with a trip to the Sprout Nola farm in Mid City. Producer James Parvin gets down and dirty with a crop of wormwood plants. These are destined for use in Toulouse Green, Absinthe Verte.

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At the distillery, Jedd Haas talks absinthe with 1st Look host Ashley Roberts.

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Some people think distilling is exciting. Maybe it is. But a good distillation run should be about as exciting as watching paint dry. Waiting for the still to heat up. It won’t be long before the absinthe is coming over!

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Now it’s time to earball the coloring infusion for Toulouse Green. In every kind of activity, words are coined to capture the essence of what’s going on. Is it done by eye or do you play it by ear? Why not both!

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On to the bottling line, where the white glove treatment is needd to fill, cap, seal, and label the finished absinthe.

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After all that work, it’s time to learn the finer points of drinking absinthe. Ashley Roberts joins Jedd Haas at the tasting table. The glasses, chilled water, and a bottle of Toulouse Green are at hand for this important quality control step.

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After you make the absinthe, it’s time to enjoy it in a refined setting. We headed down to Broussard’s Empire Bar. Did Ashley Roberts find the Green Fairy in New Orleans?

Tune in to the 1st Look this Saturday night to find out!

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Bachelorette Party Flamingles at the Distillery!

We’ve had a few bachelor parties visit the distillery, and it’s generally a fine & rowdy time. This past weekend, we had our first bachelorette party visit, and they went above and beyond some of the previous efforts.

Traveling with their own Flamingo mascot, and matching “Let’s Flamingle” t-shirts, they traveled all the way from Canada (seriously!) to partake in the pleasures of New Orleans, before sending their favorite Emergency Room doctor (2nd from right) off to wedded bliss.

Lindsey, (2nd from left) the intrepid organizer of the expedition, shows off their mascot attempting to drink absinthe straight from the bottle, a practice we recommend against! Fortunately, they learned all about absinthe and the proper ways to drink it.

They left in good cheer, along with a number of bottles, including all of the Toulouse Green that we had in stock. (Fear not, we’re just wrapping up the bottling of a new batch.)

Let’s Flamingle!

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Atelier Vie in Thrillist

Check out our latest press hit in Thrillist, “The distillery boom is exploding on the streets of New Orleans,” by Nora McGunnigle. Atelier Vie is featured with two photographs, including the lead shot.


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