Maria Agnesi’s Birthday

16 May 1718


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18th century mathematician

First female university mathematics professor.

Born in Milan on the 16th of May, Maria Gaetana Agnesi was the eldest of eleven children. At just nine years old, she composed a speech, in Latin, championing a woman’s right to an education. By her eleventh birthday, she was fluent in seven languages and was given the name the “Seven-Tongued Orator”. Today, we acknowledge her contributions to the fields of mathematics and philosophy, perhaps best known for her development of the cubic curve, known today as the theory Bell Curve.

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  • Join us as we toast Maria Agnesi

  • With a Vieux Carré cocktail made with her namesake spirit, Agnesi 1799 Brandy

  • 1 oz Agnesi 1799 Brandy

  • 1 oz Dorothy Arzner Rye Whiskey

  • 1 oz sweet vermouth 

  • 0.25 oz Benedictine Liqueur 

  • dash of Angostura bitters 

  • dash of Peychaud's bitters

  • Garnish: lemon peel

  • Ingredients:

  • Add all ingredients into a shaker tin over ice. Stir for 8-10 seconds and strain over chilled glass. Garnish with lemon peel.