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Newport’s History of Cocktails Offers Local Lessons

By March 26, 2020Rhode Island, Top News

The Mariner Gallery in Newport welcomed guests for an evening of “historical cocktails through the ages” and a look into Newport’s vast culture of libation on February 17, the first part of an ongoing series called Newport’s History of Cocktails. Three cocktails from the 1600s into 1700s were created, each featuring local brand Thomas Tew Rum and served with a historical narrative of important drinks that shaped the region’s, and the country’s, history. The event was set amongst the historic ambience of the Mariner Gallery on Spring Street in Newport. Hosts local cocktail historian John Begin, Associate Director of the Mariner Gallery, and Bartender Jonathan Edgell delivered the presentation.

Photos by Laura Widness.


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