Mixology for the Lovelorn, then and now

at The Playhouse at the National Building Museum

Friday, August 19, 2022, 6:00 pm
National Building Museum
Free, registration requested

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Don’t just learn about the past, make it!

“Mixology for the Lovelorn, then and now” explores the intoxicating botanical world of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as how early modern potions for love, heartache, and heart health transformed into our modern-day spirits and cocktails. The roundtable features DC mixologists Derek Brown (Mindful Mixology) and Bridget Albert (Market Fresh Mixology Presents Life, Love, Happiness, and Cocktails) alongside historian Marissa Nicosia (Cooking in the Archives) to discuss historical potions and their recreation, and the history and evolution of alcohol and cocktails.

This event will feature recipes for original cocktails created especially for this event by Bridget Albert and Derek Brown, both of which feature a floral syrup inspired by an adapted recipe by Marissa Nicosia from a 1675 Folger recipe manuscript. Attendees will take home bespoke cocktail recipes along with some key ingredients for at-home cocktail crafting.

Join us for this delicious taste of history!

Read about how Marissa created the floral syrup on the Folger's Shakespeare and Beyond blog.

Learn more about and explore the Folger's collection of handwritten recipe books through our project, ‘Before Farm to Table:’ Early Modern Foodways and Culture.

Please note: Proof of vaccination is required for audience members ages 5 and up to enter the space, where masks are required. Review our health and safety protocols.