Crafting Cocktails with Micah LeMon





Join Lifetime Learning for cocktail hour!

Micah LeMon (Grad Arts & Sciences ‘05), bar manager at The Alley Light in Charlottesville, VA will enlighten cocktail aficionados with the history of cocktails. After running a James Beard Award-nominated restaurant and authoring a cocktail book aimed at home bartenders, Micah both knows how to mix a balanced cocktail and how to share his craft with apprentices and home enthusiasts. Join Micah for a tutorial that glances at cocktail history, theory, technique, and how to make two basic cocktails. At the end of the hour, you should have a good grasp on the rich American history of the cocktail and how to make a proper drink at home.

If you would like to follow along and build your own cocktails, Lifetime Learning will provide an ingredients list here.

Suzanne Morse Moomaw, director of the University of Virginia Press, will join the event, provide background on the Press, and introduce Micah.

Micah LeMon’s book, The Imbible: A Cocktail Guide for Beginning and Home Bartenders, was published by the University of Virginia Press and is available to purchase here. UVA Press is offering a 30% discount – enter the following code: 10READ.

Registration is Required. Limited Capacity. Register Early. Must be 21 or Older.

This #faculty #digitalevent is #open to all alumni, parents, and friends 21 and over.


Micah LeMon (Grad Arts & Sciences ’05)

Bar Manager, The Alley Light

Micah LeMon is the bar manager at the James Beard Award-nominated The Alley Light (Charlottesville, VA). He writes a column on craft cocktails for C-Ville Weekly and is the author of The Imbible: A Cocktail Guide for Beginning and Home Bartenders, his handbook on the theory and practice of making a great cocktail.

Suzanne Morse Moomaw

Director, University of Virginia Press

Suzanne Morse Moomaw was named director of the University of Virginia Press in January 2020. Moomaw is an associate professor of urban and environmental planning in UVA’s School of Architecture and director of the Community Design Research Center. She has served on the Press’s board of directors since 2015, the last two years as chair.