Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: A Chicago Literary Cocktails Fundraiser
Friday, January 29, 2021
This interactive seminar is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $25 for those who want to contribute. We want you to attend whether you decide to donate or not. Register through Eventbrite.
For Sterling North and Carl Kroch's recipe collection, So Red the Nose, Oak Park native Ernest Hemingway contributed a cocktail named for his book, Death in the Afternoon: “Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne glass. Add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly." Chicagoan Edgar Rice Burroughs contributed "Tarzan Cocktail" to that same recipe book. Raymond Chandler, a Chicago native, mentions a Champagne Cocktail in his masterpiece The Big Sleep. F. Scott Fitzgerald, who modeled a variety of his characters on well-heeled Lake Forest friends he made on several visits during his Princeton days, calls out the Gin Rickey in his novel, The Great Gatsby.
These and other Chicago literary-themed concotions will be part of the menu as mixologist Ryan Prindle, formerly of Band of Bohemia and other watering holes, leads an interactive, virtual class in bartending. Consider it a combination happy hour and seminar, as participants drink along to Ryan's instructive, entertaining class.
Register in advance; limited number of spots available.