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For You: A Very Exclusive Whiskey Party

Mixology legends take on the Old Fashioned, live

  • 21 November 2014

Let us pause for a moment, gents, and consider the Old Fashioned:

Sugar. Bitters. Whiskey. Orange slice for garnish.

Dates, more or less, to the May 13th, 1806 issue of The Balance and Columbian Repository. It’s a damn good drink.

And on December 2nd, some of the best bartenders in the world will converge at Nolita drinkery The Daily to show you exactly how to make one. Want to go? Read on.

The event is hosted by molecular mixology pioneer and NY legend Eben Freeman.

Also on board: Milk and Honey founder Sasha Petraske, Pegu Club and Death & Co. vet Brian Miller, and no less than David Wondrich, arguably the world’s preeminent authority on the history of boozin’.

Tickets are very, very limited. However, InsideHook’s got a line on a few.*

The format: each jigger jockey selects their favorite rock anthem, and in the time that it plays, must craft their own imaginative take on the historic tipple.

“Stairway to Heaven” has been summarily banned. No word on “Stranglehold.”

Then everybody drinks. And chats. And drinks some more. According to Freeman, “into the wee hours of the night.”

Salut.

*Tickets are $80 a pop and can be purchased by emailing david@public-nyc.com. Tell 'em InsideHook sent ya.

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