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The Art of Distillation

The Art of Distillation

Friday 5/10 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Join Maite in the first in a series of evening programs at the Huntington!

Start the evening exploring the evolution of spirits from medicinal use to recreational consumption. View the earliest detailed book on distillation, The Art of Distillation, by English physician John French in 1651, Jerry Thomas’s How to Mix Drinks: or The Bon Vivant’s Companion of 1862, and more. Participate in a cocktail-making workshop. Light snacks provided. ($65 members; $80 non-members)

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image from The art of distillation: or, A treatise of the choicest spagyrical preparations, experiments, and curiosities, performed by way of distillation…” by John French