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Drinking Through the Decades - A Cocktail-Infused Series

Tuesday February 12, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Gorton Community Center
400 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Drinking Through the Decades - A Cocktail-Infused Series

Must be 21 years old – Samples given! Join us and our friend Sonja Kassebaum, one of the founders of North Shore Distillery (and an avid cocktail nerd), for a spirited discussion of the history of cocktails over the last 150 years. Each month, we’ll explore, discuss and sample what people were drinking during a specific period of time, starting with the birth of the cocktail in the mid 1800’s. We’ll incorporate some local history along the way where we can find it. Also, there are some interesting stories in the history of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff related to cocktails, spirits and Prohibition.

Miscellaneous Information
Jerry Thomas and the First Cocktail Book – 1850s-1890s We’ll talk about Jerry Thomas, who wrote the very first cocktail book ever published, and some of the classic cocktails he wrote about, as well as the beginnings of the classic cocktail era.

Admission Fee
Adult Admission: $30.00

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