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History of the Cocktail with North Shore Distillery Tuesday, October 22, 2019

History of the Cocktail with North Shore Distillery

  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

From Colonial times, Americans have enjoyed their alcoholic beverages, and the cocktail is a uniquely American institution.

Most of the tools, techniques and combinations used in classic cocktails were invented by American bartenders, who were celebrities in their day. That is, until we embarked on the “noble experiment” of Prohibition. We didn’t stop drinking, but Prohibition affected our drinking options and preferences massively.

Cocktails have ebbed and flowed as part of our culture since then, and classic cocktails are extremely popular again.

This presentation will cover the evolution of the cocktail from its beginnings, through its rough patches, to the current cocktail renaissance.

Class includes a few cocktail samples – must be 21+ to attend.

Gorton Community Center will take and may use photos and videos from this event for its promotional purposes. Your attendance indicates your consent to the above.

Class Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refunds will only be given up to one week prior to the first week of class of any session. (The refund period for some classes, which require advanced reservations or purchase of materials, may be more limited.) Cancellations will incur a $5 handling fee for programs costing under $100 and a 10% handling fee for programs with fees of $100 or more. If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be notified, and a full refund will be given.

If this class does not meet the minimum participation requirement, you will be notified of the cancellation within one week of the start date.