Special Program: Botanical Cocktail Complements: Herbal Tonics, Bitters, Shrubs, and Sodas

Event Date: 
Sat, Mar 24, 2018

Dwight Grimm, Little Alchemist Farm
The practice of pairing spirits with botanical infusions and syrups for both medicinal and epicurean purposes has a colorful history spanning the globe and human culture. Join Dwight for an evening of tasting adventure and travel back in time to sample and discuss the recipes and practices driving cocktail concocting from antiquity to the present. From the 'shrubs' of the 17th century to the venerable British gin and tonic and beyond to recent interpretations of the traditional American root beer, this journey of the senses will examine how these herbal beverage preparations continue to evolve and find new expression in modern mixology. Please note: Program is intended for those 21 years of age and older. Small bites and beverage samples will be provided. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

DATE: Saturday, March 24
TIME: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
LOCATION: Conservatory
Pre-registration required
This program sponsored by the National Fund for the U.S. Botanic Garden