History in a Glass: A Cocktail Lecture for the Holidays

presented by Elizabeth Pearce

Tuesday | December 17, 2019
6 pm presentation | 7pm reception
Beauregard-Keyes House | 1113 Chartres

 Seating is limited
RSVP with lily@bkhouse.org

Note: Tickets are $10/person and include the lecture & cocktail reception. Members of BK House and VCPORA get in free with a suggested donation of $5, but please reserve your seat/s in advance by emailing lily@bkhouse.org.

Much can be gleaned about the city of New Orleans from the roots and evolution of its cocktail culture over the past 160 years. Join author and historian Elizabeth Pearce for a look into the history of alcoholic beverages in the crescent city and how early recipes like the Sazerac at the Roosevelt Hotel and Cafe Brulot at Christmas (or anytime) helped shape the development of how and what people drink today, both in New Orleans, and well beyond.

Guests will be treated to a light reception following the lecture featuring tastes of quintessential local cocktail recipes including the Sazerac and Cafe Brulot. The latter will be prepared with a demonstration by Christoph Dornemann of Arnaud’s Restaurant’s James Beard Award winning French 75 bar.