January 18, 2020 | 3-4:15pm | $40.00
La Mansion Hotel, San Miguel Room
Brian D. Hoefling
A small group of cocktails survived the cocktail doldrums of the 20th century, half of which are now enshrined as classics, and half of which are now falling by the wayside. Join cocktail historian Brian D. Hoefling to examine the remarkably consistent mid-century drinks menu, investigate why certain recipes made it through the dark ages, and discuss how that canon informed the early cocktail renaissance. Attendees will also get to dive into the history of some now-endangered classics - including the Gimlet, the Ward Eight, the Sidecar, and the Bronx - and taste the preferred recipes made by their strongest contemporary advocates.