Frankenstein and The Vampyre: A Corpse Reviver Cocktail Lesson

Did you know that two of the most iconic characters in horror history came out of the same conversation?

In June of 1816, Lord Byron was staying at a villa in Switzerland with Mary and Percy Shelley and John Polidori, when he proposed that they should all write ghost stories. Polidori would write The Vampyre in response, inventing the character of the aristocratic vampire, which would be most famously employed by Bram Stoker in Dracula; while Mary Shelley would write Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, which requires no introduction.

Join Brian Hoefling ES'12, founder of the Herzog Cocktail School and author of the forthcoming book Distilled Knowledge: The Science Behind Drinking’s Greatest Myths, Legends, and Unanswered Questions, for a cocktail lesson on the Corpse Revivers (Nos. 1 and 2), in honor of two hundred years of these two titans of horror. Admission includes a full-sized sample of each drink, hors d'oeuvres, and a lesson on the magic and mad science that cocktail-making entails.

June 16, 2016 at 6pm - 8pm
Vanderbilt Kitchen & Bar
$30.00 USD · Purchase tickets