In 1917, a Louisville bartender named Tom Bullock published his seminal book of original cocktail recipes, “The Ideal Bartender.” It was the first cocktail book published by an African-American, and one of the last drink collections released before Prohibition (giving us a snapshot of what people drank during those thirsty times). So in honor of the books 100th anniversary of being published, and Black History Month, Copper & Kings is hosting a celebration of this famous Louisville bartender. Historian (and LEO writer) Michael Jones will present a historical paper describing the life and legacy of Bullock, and Chef Lawrence Weeks will prepare a few hors d’oeuvres and libations in that classic Bullock style.
Wednesday, Feb. 22Copper & Kings
6 p.m. | Free