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HOW TO GET TIPSY IN THE 1800s – Presentation & Demonstration on Historic Cocktails

  |   June 19, 2013  |  Comment


Did our early 19th-century ancestors imbibe unusual brews? Find out in Boscobel’s picturesque West Meadow during a presentation by Master Distiller, Jason Grizzanti.

Jason, co-owner of the Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery, will discuss a variety of liquors and brandies and demonstrate how to mix popular 1800s libations with them all. Jason is one of the most experienced artisan distillers in the New York Region. Having trained at Cornell University, the Seibel Institute in Chicago and Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, Jason has a unique expertise in grain and fruit fermentation, practical distillation, as well as distillery-design.


How to Get Tipsy in the 1800s takes place under the pavilion at Boscobel on Saturday, June 29, 4-7pm. Your $35 admission ticket will include the presentation, cocktail samples, cheese & crackers. Please drink responsibly; a designated driver rate is available. Friends of Boscobel members receive a 10% discount. Advance ticket purchase required. Tickets are available for purchase 24/7 at Boscobel.org or call or stop by during business hours. In the toasting words of Shakespeare, “May you be merry and lack nothing.”Cheers!

Boscobel is a historic house museum, cultural venue and so much more. Located on scenic Route 9D in Garrison New York just one mile south of Cold Spring, Boscobel is directly across the river from West Point. From April through October, hours are 9:30am to 5pm (first tour at 10am; last at 4pm); November & December 9:30am to 4pm (last tour at 3pm.)  Boscobel is open every day except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit Boscobel.org or call 845.265.3638.

Image: Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery logo

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