The Brooklyn Cocktail: A History
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.
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With distilleries blossoming throughout the borough and some of the world’s top mixologists calling Brooklyn home, Brooklyn has quickly become the epicenter of creative drinkmaking. Is this a new phenomenon, or have we had an earlier incarnation as the cocktail capital? Discover stories of Brooklyn bartenders past and present in a panel including barstool historian and drinks correspondent David Wondrich, Tom Macy of the Clover Club, St. John Frizell of Fort Defiance, and Del Pedro of Tooker Alley, moderated by historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman.
Special thanks to Waterfront Wines for providing libations for the evening!