Virtual : Archived Presentations
VIRTUAL TASTINGS & TALES: COLONIALLY DRINKING
A HISTORY OF BOOZE WITH COCKTAIL-MAKING LESSONS
You joined our guides to learn more about drinking in Colonial times, the popularity of rum, the Ice King and George Washington’s complicated relationship to booze. Now our guides introduce you to some of the most popular proto-cocktails made in the early years of our country’s history. Judge Samuel Sewell greeted each day with a Syllabub, punchbowls were all the rage and John Hancock caused a riot over Madeira wine. You’ll learn a new way to enjoy cider and how to make a refreshing switchel, just in time for the heat of summer.
As any fan of Boston By Foot knows, history doesn’t have to be dry and there’s no better way to celebrate that than a presentation on the history of booze! Join Boston By Foot docents to learn all about habitual tipplers, Ice Kings, Samuel Adams the brewer and George Washington the distiller. Always wondered what grog is? You’ll learn all about it here!