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• Drinking in a lot of history

04 May

NEW YORK — If you like a little learnin’ with your drinkin’, the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden is hosting an event involving historic cocktails.

“Tavern Drinks & Diversions” is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12. The facility is located at 421 East 61st Street, between First and York avenues.

The program will involve historic cocktails and light tavern fare with Sarah Lohman, a “historic gastronomist.” Guests will be served three different drinks from the 1830s in the museum’s Gentlemen’s Tavern Room (right), including what it claims is “the original Cock-Tail.”

Cocktails will be accompanied by a typical light tavern supper of the period — cold meats, game, and fresh bread with butter, homemade pickled walnuts and mushroom ketchup . Tickets are $35 for the public, $30 for members, and only persons 21 or older will be admitted. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (212) 838-6878.

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