Toast of the Town June 27 at Boscobel

1800s cocktail party with presentation by Max Watman

Max Watman, food and drink journalist and author, will discuss the history of honorific drinking at Boscobel’s Toast of the Town event on June 27.

Max Watman

Boscobel will host Toast of the Town, a presentation on cocktails of the 1800s and the toasts that were likely to accompany them, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 27.

This year’s guest speaker is food and drink journalist and author Max Watman. Watman will discuss the history of honorific drinking and lead a selection of antique toasts. Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery will provide sample cocktails for guests and explain what goes into each and why. Live period music performed by Thaddeus MacGregor will follow.

Toast of the Town takes place in the west meadow, under the pavilion at Boscobel on Route 9D just south of Cold Spring. Space is limited; purchase tickets in advance at The $45 admission includes four sample-size cocktails, light snacks and live music along with the presentation. A discounted designated driver rate is available. (All guests must be age 21 and over.) Visit or call 845-265-3638.

Photo courtesy of Boscobel

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