Journey Back to an Historic Riverside Tavern for an Early American Cocktail Tasting! Join us as the museum's Lay House is
transformed into a riverside tavern for an Early American Cocktail
Tasting. Come and learn about early American cocktails! Taste the popular
mixed drinks before the time of vermouth - when the Old Fashioned was a
new thing! Sample a traditional brandy and rum punch, a sherry cobbler,
a rye sour, and the original cocktail made with "Holland gin". Patrons
will enjoy the equivalent of two to three full drinks. Your barkeep is
Professor Steve Gencarella, the museum's folklorist and an expert in
the history of alcohol. The evening will also include music from Dan Thompson and Dan
Spurr, historic games such as Skittles and Captain's Mistress and a food
pairing of American cuisine. A sampling of Roasted Corn Chowder
followed by fruit cobbler bites is on the menu from Catering by Selene.
Wine and beer will be available at a cash bar.