Cocktails & Conversations

Every Tuesday 5:30-7:30PM

Join us each week for conversations about books and writers that have shaped the beverage industry - and to sip cocktails inspired by the works.  Signed copies of featured books will be available for purchase.

This week with “Dead Distillers” by Colin Spoelman and David Haskell

Founders and award-winning distillers of Kings County Distillery Colin Spoelman and David Haskell join guests of the Library to discuss the extensive history of the figures who distilled American spirits. The book presents 50 fascinating—and sometimes morbid—biographies from this historic trade’s bygone days, including farmers, scientists, oligarchs, criminals, and the occasional US president. Dead Distillers is a spirited portrait of the unusual and storied origins of forgotten drunkenness.  

Calendar of Conversations

March 27th: The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

April 3rd: The Joy of Mixology by Gary Regan

April 10th: This is Why You're Single by Laura Lane & Angela Spera

April 17th: Dead Distillers: A History of the Upstarts and Outlaws Who Made American Spirits by Colin Spoelman and David Haskell

April 24th: Imbibe by David Wondrich

May 1st: Speakeasy by Dushan Zaric

May 8th: A Table in Venice by Skye McAlpine

May 15th: Genius Foods by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal

Calendar subject to change