Do you miss ROOT, SNAP, SAGE, & RHUBARB? Learn how to replicate these cult-favorite spirits at home! This is the first of four infusion workshops — each one will focus on a different original Art In The Age spirit.
Tickets include step by step instruction, plus everything you need to infuse your own 375 mL bottle of "ROOT" (herbs, spices, bottle, etc.) as well as the recipe for future use! Two cocktails will be served during the class using one of our finished infusions. Must be 21 to attend. ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL
History of ROOT:
In the 1700’s, it was called “Root Tea.” An herbal remedy made with sassafras, sarsaparilla, birch bark, and other wild roots and herbs. Native Americans taught the recipe to colonial settlers. As it was passed it down from generation to generation, it grew in potency and complexity. Particularly in the Pennsylvania hinterlands, where the ingredients naturally grow in abundance.
At the close of the 19th century, as the Temperance movement conspired to take the fun out of everything, a Philadelphia pharmacist removed the alcohol from Root Tea and rechristened it (ironically) “Root Beer”. He did this so that hard-drinking Pennsylvania coal miners and steelworkers could enjoy it in place of true alcoholic refreshment. He introduced his “Root Beer” in a big way at the still legendary 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. The rest, as you know, is flaccid history.