SAINT AUGUSTINE – To celebrate the summer in style, the Lightner Museum will be evolving its Lightner After Hours program into a Summer Mixology Series. The first of the series will be held June 21, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the museum’s Historic Pool Area.
The Lightner Museum is adding new programming to compliment the upcoming Dressing Downton™exhibition, coming in October, 201. The Summer Mixology Series will seek to highlight the social trends of the Gilded Era, one of the more popular and iconic changes being the development of the cocktail. Guests will be able to sample specialty-crafted cocktails featuring St. Augustine Distillery products, and enjoy food-pairingswhile also learning how to entertain with ease and style in their own homes.
“It will be as if Martha Stewart and F. Scott Fitzgerald were in attendance”, said Lightner Museum Educator Elizabeth Graham, who will host the lecture.
The Summer Mixology Series will feature three enjoyable and educational nights devoted to exploring the social and cultural history of the cocktail hour and featuring some of the more popular spirits of the Gilded Age. Taking place once a month, each mixology event will focus on one particular spirit, its history in America, and how it is best paired with particular flavors. Guests will be able to sample featured crafted cocktails and food pairings.
Tickets are $45each and are available online by visiting www.lightnermuseum.org/summer-mixology.
The Lightner Museum is a non-profit cultural institution sustained by the generous support of individuals, businesses, and sponsors. Donations are appreciated.
For more information, visit www.lightnermuseum.org/summer-mixology and tag us on your favorite social media sites, #lightnermuseum, #cheerstolightner, #lightnersummermixology.
Lightner After Hours is funded in part by the Tourist Development Council of St. Johns County.