History in a Glass takes you through the twists and turns of a notorious 1938 murder at the San Juan Hotel


The San Juan Hotel
  • The San Juan Hotel
The History Center’s popular craft cocktail series returns this week with a diabolical theme for the season. Back in 1938, the murder of Dolores Myerly at the San Juan Hotel shocked locals. It involved a poisoned bottle of whiskey inadvertently given to Myerly by a man who had no idea it was poisoned. Naturally, cocktails at this month’s event will be based on Cooper’s Craft Bourbon. Just let the bartenders know to hold the cyanide.

6 p.m. Thursday; Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd.; $25; thehistorycenter.org