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Hemingway Cocktails with Philip Greene

“This is a cockeyed wonderful country … swell people,” Hemingway wrote to a friend while he was in Wyoming. 

Join the Sheridan College Foundation for a cocktail seminar on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with cocktail historian and author of “To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion”, Phillip Greene. Hear stories and antidotes about Hemingway’s time and legacy in Wyoming. Attendees will also learn how to make some of Hemingway’s favorite drinks and enjoy sample-sized cocktails. All funds raised from this event support Creating Humanities Communities along the Hemingway Highway, a series of events to celebrate Ernest Hemingway and the impact Wyoming had on his life and writing.

Greene is an authority on the life and favorite drinks of Ernest Hemingway and has presented on this topic at the Smithsonian and Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. In addition to being a cocktail historian, Philip is an attorney, writer and the Trademark and Internet Counsel to the U.S. Marine Corps based in the Pentagon. He is also one of the founders of the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans. 

Ernest Hemingway came to Wyoming at the suggestion of a friend in search of solitude and adventure. He relished his sojourns in Wyoming because of “…his zeal for life and disdain for phonies…preferring to hang out with the cowboys, ranch hands, fishing guides and bartenders of the world,“ wrote Carlos Baker in his “Ernest Hemingway Selected Letters 1917-1961”.

  • Saturday September 15th – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Sheridan Inn
  • This is an “over the age of 21” event
  • Ticket price - $50 includes 2 complimentary drink tickets and cocktail samples
  • Call Sheridan College Foundation for tickets at 307.675.0700


“There is so much more to cocktails beyond just the drinks,” Greene says. “There are stories. There’s history. There’s context. I’m interested in preserving these cultural artifacts.” 

Hemingway spent time in Wyoming at Spear O Wig-Wam and the Sheridan Inn writing his famous, Farwell to Arms novel.

This event is open to the public over the age of 21. Tickets are available for purchase through the Sheridan College Foundation at 307.675.0700 and must be purchased before the day of the event. Tickets are $50 and include cocktail samples and hors d’oeuvres.