Raising the Bark – All Things Bitter

January 12, 2018 | 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM | $45.00

St. Anthony Hotel, Swearingen

Tom Richter and Sother Tigue


Do you like Quina-coladas? No, probably not (it would taste awful). But, do you love Cinchona, China, Calisaya, quinine? Amaro, Quinquinas, Vermouth, tonic water? Ferro China Amaro? Ecuadorean quinine vs. Indian and South African varieties – how does Scotland’s national soft drink contain both quinine and iron citrate? Why did Ferro China Amaros like Ferro China Baliva target the pale and wealthy? And why did everyone get excited about strychnine as a health tonic (it was isolated by the same guy who also isolated quinine, and spoiler alert: it didn’t work out very well)?