From Dutch Courage To Trendy Cocktail – The History Of Gin

Ever been fascinated by the popularity of certain drinks and alcoholic beverages consumed daily in bars all over the world? Did the Gin Tonic recipe come into being by accident or was it a more thorough thought behind this popular cocktail? What about the juniper itself? How did this natural flavour become so widely appreciated by heavy drinkers and feinschmeckers alike? Welcome to an evening where we explore the fascinating history of Gin!  Embark on a spirited journey with our online lecture, “’Gin: From Dutch Courage to Trendy Cocktail. Traverse the intoxicating history of gin, from its humble beginnings as a medicinal tonic in the Netherlands, known as ‘Dutch Courage’, to its meteoric rise as a fashionable drink in high streets around the world. Discover how this juniper-infused spirit has stirred societies, influenced cultures, and evolved through the ages. Whether you’re a gin connoisseur or a history enthusiast, this lecture promises to be a heady mix of knowledge and fun. Join us, and let’s toast to the fascinating world of gin!”


Lena Schattenherz Heide-Brennand is a Norwegian lecturer with a master degree in language, culture and literature from the University of Oslo and Linnaeus University. She has been lecturing and teaching various subjects since 1998. Her field of interest and main focus has always been topics that others have considered strange, eccentric and eerie, and she has specialised in a variety of dark subjects linked to folklore, mythology and Victorian traditions and medicine. Her students often point out her thorough knowledge about the subjects she is teaching, in addition to her charismatic appearance. She refers to herself as a performance lecturer and always gives her audience an outstanding experience

don’t worry if you miss it – we will send you a recording valid for two weeks the next day

20 November 2024 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

£6 - £10 & By Donation

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