June 6, 2011

Homegrown spirits on tap at Homewood Museum event

The newest wave in artisan drinks—the craft spirits movement—comes to Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Museum on Friday, June 10, with potent shots of vodkas, whiskeys and heritage liqueurs made by modern American micro-distillers who are resurrecting pre-Prohibition traditional techniques and recipes using locally sourced ingredients.

Guests at Evening of Traditional Beverages: Homegrown Spirits will discover how spirits were made 200 years ago from Dennis Pogue, chief historian at Mount Vernon, where George Washington’s own spirit recipes have been recently re-created; enjoy craft spirits, cocktails and appetizer pairings; bid on one-of-a-kind items in a silent auction; and meet and mingle with distillers. Proceeds will benefit Homewood Museum’s exhibitions and educational programming.

The 15th annual Traditional Beverages event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Homewood Museum’s lawn or, in the event of rain, Levering’s Great Hall. Tickets (must be 21 or over) are $40/$30 for members and are tax-deductible over $15. Space is limited, and reservations are requested by Wednesday, June 8, online at www.brownpapertickets
.com/event/171923 or by calling 410-516-5589.