This week The Feast is on tour, heading to Phoenix Arizona to talk manhattans, martinis, and other mixed drinks with the fantastic folks at the Rosson House in Heritage Square. We'll be exploring the great and often forgotten women behind America's cocktail past, whether they were pouring Sazeracs in their Victorian homes or writing their own cocktail guides during the height of Prohibition. Don't worry if you can't get to Phoenix in time, we'll be bringing you this live event next week as a special bonus episode in the feed! But before we do, we wanted to bring back the episode that started it all, where we dig into the legendary history of the first-ever cocktail party, held by Mrs. Clara Bell Walsh in 1917. As we'll learn, she was by no means the first mixed drink maven, carrying on a rich tradition of American women and cocktails.

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