|Sip & Learn: The Evolution of the Cocktail|
Event Type: Adult Program|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
From Colonial times, Americans have enjoyed their alcoholic beverages, and the cocktail is a uniquely American institution. Most of the tools, techniques and combinations used in classic cocktails were invented by American bartenders, who were celebrities in their day. That is, until we embarked on the "noble experiment" of Prohibition. We didn't stop drinking, but Prohibition affected our drinking options and preferences massively. Cocktails have ebbed and flowed as part of our culture since then, and classic cocktails are extremely popular again. This presentation will cover the evolution of the cocktail from its beginnings, through its rough patches, to the the current cocktail renaissance.Library: Off-site (Outside the Library)
There will be a non-refundable $25 fee per person payable to North Shore Distillery at the door. Must be 21 or older to attend.
Participants will meet at North Shore Distillery, 13990 Rockland in Libertyville.
*A minimum of 20 patrons is needed for this event to take place. REGISTER
Sonja Kassebaum, Co-Owner and Co-Founder of North Shore DistilleryPresenter: North Shore Distillery
As the chief cocktail nerd at the distillery she runs with her husband Derek, Sonja has long been a fan of great cocktail bars and restaurants across Chicago and beyond. Over the years, she has written an influential blog about cocktails and has spoken to groups across the Midwest about cocktail history and Chicago cocktail culture. North Shore Distillery manufactures a range of award winning spirits, and is the first craft distillery in the State of Illinois since Prohibition (founded in 2004).