EventsBarely Tolerable Tales

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Barely Tolerable Tales

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM


For adults.

Presented by The Cresswell Club.

We cordially invite you to join us for the continuation of our series of live readings, pairing tales of horror and the occult with recipes for cocktails to mix and enjoy while you listen.

The Cresswell Club began as a series of Halloween and Walpurgis-Night ghost story readings with friends and family in New York City, and was continued by the Carpenter Brothers when they moved back to their hometown of Seattle.

Cocktail: Corpse Reviver No. 2

¾ oz gin

¾ oz Cointreau

¾ oz Lillet Blanc (or substitute Cocchi Americano for a more authentic flavor)

¾ oz lemon juice

2 dashes absinthe

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


Makes 2 glasses

  • 2 cups (500ml) freshly squeezed grapefruits juice (from about 5 to 6 grapefruits)
  • A knob of peeled ginger root (approx. 2-inch)
  • A knob of peeled turmeric root (approx. 1-inch)
  • Crushed ice
  • Grapefruit slices, for garnish
  • Sparkling water (optional)
  • Honey (optional)


1. Squeeze grapefruits to collect the juice. Grate ginger and turmeric in a pitcher and pour in grapefruit juice and 1 or 2 tablespoons honey (optional). Mix with a cocktail spoon and let sit a few minutes sit to let the favors develop.

2. Pour juice through a strainer and discard turmeric and ginger remnants. Keep chilled in the refrigerator until serving.

3. Rim the glasses with sugar. Add crushed ice and pour the grapefruit turmeric ginger juice over. Fill to the top (add sparkling water if you want) and garnish with a quarter slice of grapefruit. Enjoy!

Please register.

You will be sent a Zoom link to the session by 6pm the day of the program. 

Video and call-in options available. 

Reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. Please contact at least seven days before the event to request ASL interpretation, captioning services and/or other accommodation for our virtual programs.

Suitable for:
Adults (Ages 18 and older)
*Adults (Ages 55 and up)
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