January 16, 2020 | 12-1:15 PM | $40.00
Majestic Building, Piano Room
Gaby Mlynarczyk, Dany Mena & Fabio Parziano
SPONSORED BY MEZCALES DE LEYENDA & AMARO DEL'ETNA
Alcohol, in various forms has been used within medicine as an antiseptic, disinfectant and antidote. The therapeutic use of alcohol is as old as alcohol itself. Through the ages different cultures have embraced, shunned, and revered alcohol.
We want to go in depth and dive into alcohol and its medicinal components. Danny Mena, of Mezcales de Leyenda, will focus on mezcal, as we know that the medicinal use of alcohol is thought to have been widespread in the pre-Columbian Americas, varying with position in society and individual cultures. Pulque and later mezcal are intricate parts of the culture.
We will go into Amaro, as Fabio Parziano of Amaro del'Etna, will talk about how today’s Amari can trace their roots, back to the herbal tonics formulated centuries ago in the monasteries and abbeys across the Italian landscape believed to have restorative or medicinal properties and perhaps as protection against plagues or evil.
We will also talk about present day consumption, beliefs and cocktails and how these contemporary "tinctures" can also offer therapeutic relief!
This discussion will be in conjunction with Gaby Mlynarczyk author of clean + dirty drinking .The book is an exploration of medicinally beneficial ingredients , how they’ve been used in the past and how they can be used in modern cocktail making both used symbiotically with alcohol and without in non alcoholic versions