Join us as Sarah Lohman teaches us how to recreate those ever-so-delicious cocktails that you thought only a trained “mixologist” could create. Learn how to infuse liquors with herbs and spices using historic recipes as inspiration, and concoct herbal cocktails with flavored simple syrups and fresh ingredients. We’ll also discuss how to use cocktail bitters—as well as their fascinating history—and you’ll make your own bitters from scratch. Learn how to make your own fresh-flavored, botanically inspired cocktails with a hands-on demo. We’ll enjoy a cocktail in class and you’ll get to take home a sample of your own cocktail bitters.
Sarah Lohman is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, where she graduated with a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2005 and for her undergraduate thesis she opened a temporary restaurant/installation that reinterpreted food of the Colonial era for a modern audience. Lohman moved to New York in 2006 to work for New York Magazine’s food blog, Grub Street. Currently, she works with museums and galleries around the city to create public programs focused on food; including the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, apexart gallery, The American Museum of Natural History, 3rd Ward and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
Dubbed an “historic gastronomist,” Lohman recreates historic recipes as a way to make a personal connection with the past. Her blog, FourPoundsFlour.com, and her work, have been featured in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. She has appeared on Heritage Radio’s We Dig Plants, and is featured in NYC-TV’s mini-series Appetite City cooking culinary treats from New York’s past.