Monday, December 9th, 2019
Distinguished Barkeepers of New York’s Past
with David Wondrich
The way we drink today was profoundly influenced by New York bartenders of yore, working in the bibulous years between the end of the American Revolution and the beginning of the Civil War. In this time period leading up to the start of the Golden Age of the Cocktail in the 1860s, pioneering bartenders, both men and women, stood the ancient profession of tending bar on its head. They did so by redefining the job to include the new idea that a bartender must be at the ready to mix a large number of individual, iced drinks to order. Cocktail historian David Wondrich will discuss and explore the lives and legacies of some of these influential bartenders, including Orsamus Willard, Cato Alexander, and Martha King Niblo–all New Yorkers.
David Wondrich is widely hailed as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the history of the cocktail and one of the people who helped to shape the modern craft cocktail movement. The Senior Drinks Columnist for the Daily Beast, Dr. Wondrich is the author of five books, including Imbibe!, the first cocktail book to win a James Beard award, and Punch. At present, he is immersed in the Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails, a multi-year project. He lives in Brooklyn.
Drinks and festive snacks will be served. You must be 21 years old to attend this event.
Fee: EARLY REGISTRATION: $22 for CHNY Members and Senior Members who register before November 25.
|$25 CHNY Members | $40 Non-Members and Guests | $10 Full-time students, 21 or over with ID
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