Adult Opportunities

Crafting Herbal Cocktails

Learn how to create cocktails using fresh herbs.

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Watch demonstrations, enjoy samples, and take home recipes for tasty cocktails that incorporate fresh herbs. Learn how to make simple syrups and herb extractions to craft a variety of herb-flavored and scented cocktails. We will rethink party punch with herb ingredients; make bitters; create flavors with herbed simple syrup; and blend martinis, fizzes, and sours. Sip on samples while discussing the history of herbs in alcoholic beverages. (Alcohol-free variations available.)

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

Instructor: Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh, horticulturist, Backyard Patch Herbs

Age: 21 and older

Course number: H063


Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh, horticulturist, Backyard Patch Herbs

Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh spent 20 years as a museum curator. During that time she cultivated a hobby that began as a museum program into a personal passion. With Backyard Patch Herbs, she grows herbs on a ¾-acre plot; creates teas, cooking blends, and more; and shares her experience with medicinal, culinary, and scented herbs on a blog, in herb magazines, and through lectures and programs.

What to Know

This program is held outdoors in The Gerard T. Donnelly Grand Garden, weather permitting.

Ages 21 and older.

Program Schedule

Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Cudahy Room, Administration and Research Center, East Side


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