At this party and lecture, participants will learn the basics of the cocktail. So if you have always wondered what a jigger or a muddler was but was but were too embarrassed to ask, now is your opportunity. Mixologists from the Bradstreet Crafthouse will answer questions, give a brief history on the mythology behind various cocktails and spirits, and provide tips on subtle things party hosts can do to make drinks more sophisticated. You'll never make mystery punch again. At this event guests will be invited to try a colonial punch that served as a precursor to the American cocktail, and will sample whiskey, rum, and gin from the restaurant's collection. Call 612.824.4394 or visit www.studiobricolage.org to RSVP.
Sat., Dec. 5, 3-5 p.m., 2009