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“A woman in booze is quite different from a man in tech”. In this episode, AIn this episode, Absinthia discusses how she realized that the mainstream route of finding investors wasn’t the right fit for her business and why she decided to pursue a more customized approach. She shares how this journey of raising capital for her business has helped her become a more confident leader. 


Absinthia Vermut


Absinthia’s Bottled Spirits, LLC


Absinthia Vermut is an entrepreneur with a passion for helping people make better cocktails. Her first taste of absinthe was in 1996. She served her first bootleg bottles to friends a few months later on April Fool’s Day of 1997, where she received the nickname Absinthia. In 2013, she legally changed her name to Absinthia (Vermut, German for wormwood, is on her birth certificate), trademarked it, and founded Absinthia’s Bottled Spirits, LLC, in order to bring her organic absinthe to market. Absinthia™ Organic Absinthe Superieure Blanche began to appear in bars, restaurants, and bottle shops in 2017 and won its first gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2018. Six awards and four years later, Absinthia Organic Absinthe is currently available in California, New York, and Louisiana, with more states on the way. A second product, Absinthe Verte, is scheduled for release Q1 2021. Absinthia has launched a podcast called “Absinthe: Education,” and is a member of the Women’s Cocktail Collective. 

Absinthia’s e-commerce site,, has allowed her to reach consumers in over 40 states during the pandemic.

Cofounder of Nickel Dime Cocktail Syrups, trained in the martial art Muay Thai and a licensed pyrotechnician, Absinthia earned her BFA from NYU and her MBA from Babson College. She lives in Oakland with her two daughters and their Havanese pup.

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Episode Credit:

Intro and outro are voiced by Marina Verlaine. She can be contacted at


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