Shaken and Stirred: A History of the American Cocktail

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Food and drink historian Joseph M. Carlin describes how cocktails have influenced American society and the world, from the popularity of punch in the British colonies to the birth of the modern cocktail. Includes a reception featuring a Colonial-era rum punch made by Carlin.

Joseph M. Carlin is the author of Cocktails: A Global History, published by Reaction Books (London, UK), 2012. After the program, Carlin will sign copies of his book, which will be available for sale.