The Green Pour

If you couldn’t make it to our first TGIF event or really enjoyed the first one then we have some good news for you.  This Friday we’re having another happy hour at the museum and this time we’ll be offering something a little unusual.  Instead of wine, we’ll be serving absinthe, the other iconic French drink.  We’ll be staging our own l’heure verte (the green hour) from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., just as Gauguin would have.

For those who have never tried absinthe before, it is very unique experience.  Why else would it be nicknamed the Green Fairy?  To begin with, the drink is served in a very unusual way.  The liquor is first poured into a glass and then a slotted spoon is balanced on top.  A sugar cube is placed on the spoon and then water is poured onto the sugar until it dissolves and the drink becomes a milky green color.  This is definitely not your typical cocktail.  If you’d like to read more about absinthe click here.

 Admission to the event is $15, $10 CMA members and includes a cash bar, snacks, an encounter with the Green Fairy, live music and a ticket to Gauguin: Paris, 1889.

See you there!


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