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Lucas Bols Celebrates Bartending Pioneer Jerry Thomas’ Day

Lucas Bols Celebrates Bartending Pioneer Jerry Thomas’ DayTuesday, December 16, 4-7PM – The Corner Bar, 1035 N. Miami Ave, Miami
Wednesday, December 17, 7-9PM – Newport Beachside Resort, 16701 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach
Thursday, December 18, 5-8PM – Rebel House, 297 East Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton
Friday, December 19, 4-6:30PM – The Blue at Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton
Friday, December 19, 7-9PM – Sweetwater Bar & Grill, 1507 South Federal Highway, Boynton Beach
Friday, December 19, 10PM-1AM – Bar Stache 1920’s Drinking Den, 109 Southwest 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, December 20, 6-9PM – Oak Tavern, 35 Northeast 40th Street, Miami Design District

Lucas Bols, the world’s oldest distilled spirits brand and producer of Bols Genever, invites bon vivants across the South Florida to join in celebrating the legacy of bartending’s first superstar, pioneering mixologist Jerry Thomas. December 15, 2014 marks the 129th anniversary since Jerry’s passing (like any good mysterious bon vivant, his actual birth date is unknown). As part of the latest “The Flavor of Pioneers” campaign, Bols Genever and its supporters will commemorate the cocktail pioneer by celebrating the delightful drinks he created. Cocktail enthusiasts can join the festivities through events listed abowe in a number of cities across South Florida.

The “father of American mixology,” Jerry Thomas was one of the champions of Genever, the predecessor of gin and Holland’s national spirit. His star rose through his work in San Francisco bars in the mid-19th century. In his collection of recipes of 1862 (among the first of such books to be published), titled “How to Mix Drinks or The Bon-Vivant’s Companion,” Thomas included such Genever- or “Holland gin”-based drinks as the Improved Gin Cocktail, Gin Daisy, Gin Sour and many others. To this day many of the cocktails in modern bars trace their roots to the recipes in this book. #DrinkLikeaPioneer