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Cocktail Bitters History & Tasting at Fort Hamilton Distillery
February 17 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join us for a presentation on the history and tasting of cocktail bitters in addition to two bitters-inspired cocktails.
How did “snake oil” medicine from the 1800s create a modern day cocktail staple? Which famous bittering agent was the target of Nazis in WWII? What led to the decline of cocktail bitters and their modern day revival? We’ll cover all these subjects and more while sipping on expertly crafted drinks at Ft. Hamilton Distillery.
Cocktail bitters tasting
Two full size bitters inspired cocktails.
Charcuterie board paired with drinks.
Hour long presentation on the history of bitters and their connection to “snake oil” medicine from the 1800s.
Tasting of cocktail bitters ranging from brands going back to the 1800s to modern day varieties.
Building 6, Brewers + Distillers