Booking and details
Dates Fri, Sep 22, 2023, 7pm
Each ticket includes one specialty Mixology cocktail or mocktail, with others available for purchase.
Doors open at 6pm. For weekday events at Crazy Aunt Helen’s there is a $15 food and beverage minimum per person in addition to the ticket price. An auto-gratuity is applied to all event checks.
Folger Institute’s “Mixology” series is coming to Crazy Aunt Helen’s! We’ll be drinking like it’s 1699 with cocktails inspired by 17th-century recipes, along with a night of trivia and prizes. So, put on your wigs, lace up your stays, and join us at this Barracks Row restaurant for some truly uncommon libations!
Show us your early modern knowledge (and learn a few fun facts along the way)! Trivia teams may have up to six people; bring your own team or meet new friends to form a team at the event! The first-place team will receive tickets to the Folger production of The Winter’s Tale!
About Folger Institute
The Folger Institute is a center for early modern research at the Folger Shakespeare Library that brings public audiences together with researchers to explore the cultures and legacies of the early modern world. Learn more.
Folger Institute’s “Mixology” series
Four Cocktails Inspired by the Folger Collection
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The coriander connection: Brain health in early modern English recipes and Ayurvedic practices today
An Ayurvedic doctor explores resonances between traditional Indian medicine and an early modern English recipe in the Folger collection that prescribes coriander to “helpe the memorie.”
"To preserve the memorie": Cocktails inspired by the Folger Collection
Mixology is back! Join us as we explore memory, preservation, and (of course!) cocktails in the three-part blog series ‘Mixology and Memorie.’”
Recipes to remember: Coriander, gallyngale, and the legacies of the lost
The Receipt Book of Margaret Baker, compiled in 1675, contains a recipe for a memory-potion called “Confect of Coriander Seed.”