Drink Your History: A Historical Tasting Series

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Drink Your History: A Historical Tasting Series

A four-part series where we explore the American history of spirits!

By Wornall/Majors House Museums

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Friday, March 31 · 5:30pm CDT


Alexander Majors House and Barn 8201 State Line Road Kansas City, MO 64114

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About this event

Alcohol and human history have long been entwined. Join us for a four-part series where we explore the American history of spirits, while also teaching you how to discern differences and taste some of America (and the world’s) most historic beverages. Tickets include a brief presentation, plus 3-4 tasting cups or mixed drinks of the featured liquor. Tickets are $30/event, or $100 for the entire series. Continue below to read about each date and theme. (To purchase series tickets, select any event date and then choose "Series Ticket".)


From bourbon to rye whiskey, the varietals of whiskey are expansive. Learn the differences between whiskey varieties while learning how to best taste and utilize these varieties. We'll also explore the history of whiskey in the United States, and how certain varietals gained popularity.


Originated as a medicinal liquor, gin has a long and storied history. It is particularly prominent in American history during Prohibition, with the age of bathtub gin and speakeasies. We’ll sample several gins while exploring this fascinating history.


Cider is an ancient beverage, and one that was crucially important to Americans in the New World. While interest in cider waned in the twentieth century, it’s popularity has been revived in recent years. Explore both the history of cider as well as local varieties.


From wassail to English milk punch, the Victorians loved a good holiday cocktail. Though they’ve fallen out of popularity, these libations are still worth considering in 2023. We’ll explore some of the more unusual, unique, and delicious cocktails the Victorians imbibed in during the Christmas season, many which you’ll also get to try!

About the organizer

The Wornall/Majors House Museums manages two of Kansas City’s most significant and dynamic historic structures: the John Wornall House and Alexander Majors House. The houses, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places, provide a variety of educational and community opportunities, including public tours, hands-on field trips, summer camp, social events, educational lectures, author events, youth story times, and holiday and seasonal activities.

$30 – $100