Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Absinthia's Bottled Spirits

I wanted to share with my social media friends a special campaign to help my close friend and colleague from business school, Jennifer Baum, get her product off the ground. 

What is her product you ask. Absinthe. Yes, Absinthe. "A famous spirit in the French Romantic Period of the late 19th and early 20th centuries." A beverage once banned but later repealed as late as 1990s. Contrary to popular belief, it is a refined alcohol meant to be sipped with water and sugar, in elegant stemware while attending a lovely art opening or cocktail party. 

Below I present Jennifer Baum's Campaign, please help support this unique product. It has quite a fascinating history.

Watch the Video!

Ten days left to our
Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign!

With ten days to go, we have nearly 50 backers to our project! If you haven't visited the site yet, please do so by Friday, August 23, 2013. Your support will help us:
  • Obtain our wholesalers license
  • Get our organic certification
  • Create our master recipe for batch consistency when we distill
  • And produce our first batch by year's end, which you can receive as a perk!!!
​Our campaign includes perks such as the custom designed absinthe spoon 
seen to the left, hand signed and numbered first batch bottles of our certified organic, artisanal absinthe, parties, distillery visits, and even a special edition label with your name on it!

You can learn more about us by reading our PRESS RELEASE.

I would love you to join those that have backed our project, and I would be very grateful if you would be so kind as to forward it on to anyone you think may be interested - a friend or family member who loves artisanal cocktails, or perhaps a restaurant or bar owner or manager who would want to know about a new, organic, local, artisanal absinthe. 

Please remember our deadline! The campaign ends August 23rd at 11:59pm.
Help us bring this organic spirit to life!


Absinthia (Jennifer Vermut Baum) & Emily Wilson
Absinthia's Bottled Spirits, LLC

Saturday, January 5, 2013


Follow my good friend and amazing Pastry Chef, Michelle Polzine, as she opens her new cafe, 20th Century Cafe, this spring. Portrait by KP.

New Restaurants Opening this Winter/Spring 2013

See more photos from our shoot here.

Friday, January 4, 2013

New Years Toast

Happy New Year! Congratulations to my friend, Seth Bregman, whose cocktail was nominated into the top 100 list. I promised not to reveal the name or recipe just yet. 

Glasses are from his vintage collection.