Like any good tourist, when Charles Dickens visited America in 1842, he sampled the local food and drink. Of American bars, he said: "...The stranger is initiated into the mysteries of Gin-sling, Cocktail, Sangaree, Mint Julep, Sherry-cobbler, Timber Doodle and other rare drinks."
For one evening, we will be tourists in time and mix up these antique potations. During this history lesson in flavor, guests will not only sip early American cocktails, but also learn how to make them. Join us as we recreate Dickens' experiences abroad by reproducing the spirits of his journey.
Hosted by Sarah Lohman.
Sarah Lohman is an artist, writer, and "historic gastronomist" currently living and working in New York. Her projects can be seen on her blog, Four Pounds Flour, chronicling her foray into food and her website Sarahlohman.com.
Please join us.
All events are
free and open to the public.
exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol
Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Edith
C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection
Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and with public funds
from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York
State Council on the Arts.
Drawing by Peter Van Hyning.
291 Church Street, NYC, 10013
t. 212 431 5270
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