American Spirits New & Old: From Applejack to Prickly Pear

  • Greenbar Craft Distillery 2459 E. Eighth St. Los Angeles, CA 90021
Photo courtesy Laird's Apple Jack Facebook

Photo courtesy Laird's Apple Jack Facebook

The American "can do" attitude has held sway for as long as the country has been settled. This is particularly true of our ability to press indigenous products into service as...booze. From the apples historically employed in applejack to the flourishing rye crops used in making whiskey, enterprising Americans know how to distill. Today, with the craft cocktail renaissance in full swing, we are once again exploring new, and rediscovering defunct, spirits, from modern takes on gin to prickly pear liqueur.

Ring in the New Year with The Museum of the American Cocktail and Lesley Jacobs Solmonson, Senior Editor at CHILLED Magazine, by exploring the 21st-century American Spirits Revolution in a program featuring cocktails that highlight spirits past and present. Admission includes gourmet appetizers.

Tickets are $40 in advance, $35 for SoFAB-MOTAC and USBG members, and $50 at the door. If you have any issues with the ticketing software or would prefer to make your reservation on the phone, please call us at 504-267-7490 during the week or 504-569-0405 on weekends. Tickets may be refunded or exchanged up to 48 hours prior to the event. After 48 hours no refunds will be available.

For assistance on the day of event, please call 504-251-4739.

About the Presenter

Lesley Jacobs Solmonson is co-creator of theSaveur-nominated 12BottleBar.com and co-author of the recently published The 12 Bottle Bar, a guide to making cocktails easy and accessible for the home bartender. The Los Angeles resident is spirits and wine writer at LA Weekly, on Senior Editor of Chilled Magazine, and a contributor to Liquor.com. Her first book, Gin: A Global History, was published in 2012. Her next, Liqueur: A Global History, will tell the fascinating story of fortified spirits. She has written for many food, drink, and lifestyle publications, includingGourmet, Wine Enthusiast, and Santa Barbara, and serves on the Advisory Board of The Museum of the American Cocktail.