Save the Date for Libations 2.0: Virtual Libations for Preservation
When: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Where: Your couch!
Featured Speakers: Drinking Like Ladies co-authors, Kirsten “Kitty” Amann & Misty Kalkofen
Boston-based cocktail book authors and drinks historians Misty Kalkofen and Kristen “Kitty” Amann will take us on a libations-filled history lesson. In this year’s Virtual Libations for Preservation, they will share:
- Tips for making a delicious and classic “sour-style” cocktail using Uncle Nearest Whiskey and simple, at-home ingredients
- The unique backdrop for pre-Prohibition cocktail culture writ-large and in Boston proper–from the saloon to the gaming house, to the glamorous clubs of the Conga belt to the beating heart of Boston’s 1950’s Jazz scene
- The stories of influential Bostonians like John Coburn, an African-American abolitionist and gaming-house owner, and Joseph Walcott, owner of Wally’s Paradise, an iconic spot (and Legacy business!) you can still patronize today!
All to benefit the Boston Preservation Alliance as we raise a rocks glass for preservation and Boston’s liquid history.
About the Presenters:
MISTY KALKOFEN first stepped behind the bar while studying theology at Harvard Divinity School and soon realized what most excited her about the Bible was the passage in which Jesus turns water into wine. Kalkofen has spent over twenty years honing her craft and has earned a reputation as one of America’s foremost authorities on cocktail history and culture. She has been featured in Bon Appetit, Imbibe, Food & Wine Cocktail editions, Wine Enthusiast, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Tasting Panel, Wine & Spirits, and more. In 2013, she decided to focus attention on her love for all things agave by joining the team of Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal. Always one to find a good reason for a party, Kalkofen founded the Boston chapter of Ladies United for the Preservation of the Endangered Cocktail (LUPEC) thus fulfilling her desire to “cocktail for a cause.” Since then, LUPEC has raised more than $40,000 for local Boston women’s charities by throwing the best parties in town.
KIRSTEN “KITTY” AMANN has more than fifteen years of experience in the beverage industry as a brand ambassador, publicist, bartender, and writer. She is the MA-based Brand Ambassador for Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, and partners with Jonathan Pogash of The Cocktail Guru as his Marketing and Business Development Guru, representing brands and presenting at cocktail events nationwide. Kitty spent four years as Boston’s first Brand Ambassador for Fernet‑Branca and her past marketing clients include Plymouth, Beefeater, Bols Genever, The Bitter Truth, No. 3 Gin, and more. Kitty works with clients to champion their brands, develop dynamic events, create delicious cocktails and design unforgettable experiences. She has been teaching yoga in Boston for 10 years and works with clients in the beverage industry and beyond to find healthy balance. Kitty is a founding member of the Boston chapter of LUPEC and the U.S. Bartenders Guild. She writes a monthly cocktail column for the MA Beverage Business under the byline “Pink Lady,” and her cocktail writing has appeared in Daily Candy, The Weekly Dig, and Chilled Magazine, among others.
The Young Advisors is a board of developing professionals whose role is to expand and amplify the Alliance’s mission. Active at every level of the Alliance, they work as conservators, construction managers, preservation planners, estimators, attorneys, small business owners, educators, and architects.
Thank you to our sponsors: