Cocktail Bitters: History and Tasting Edition
Taught by Sarah Lohman
Sarah Lohman is a culinary historian and the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. She focuses on the history of American food as a way to access stories of women, immigrants, and people of color, and to address issues of racism, sexism, and xenophobia. Her work has been featured inTheWall Street Journal andThe New York Times, as well as onAll Things Considered; and she has presented across the country, from the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC to The Culinary Historians of Southern California. She is also 1/2 of the Masters of Social Gastronomy, a monthly food science and history talk at Caveat NYC, with Brainery co-founder Jonathan Soma.
This class includes everything you need to know about the world's most popular cocktail ingredient--bitters!
* A history of bitters and their link to Victorian medicine.
* A bitters tasting of two classic bitters, as well as three new, artisanal blends. We'll talk about classic bitters makers, as well as new brands.
* Tips on how and when to use bitters.
* A bitters-focused cocktail that's easy and delicious.
* A special sweet treat flavored with bitters.
Impress your friends and improve your cocktails by understanding this complex, versatile, and historic "liquid spice."
In this class, we won't be making our own bitters to take home; if that's what your looking for, check out the extended version of this class.