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Nightcaps: The Perfect Ending

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Nightcaps: The Perfect Ending

Evening Program with Tasting and Book Signing

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1L0289
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
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Do you wonder which cocktail is ideal to close your dinner parties? Or perhaps you simply want a drink that’s worthy of being your final pour of the evening. Whether looking to induce a good night’s rest or conclude a festive evening, the nightcap is the perfect way to close the day.

Join author Kara Newman, spirits editor of Wine Enthusiast, for a captivating discussion on the history of the nightcap, including its non-alcoholic origins and its role in the modern-day cocktail canon. Explore what makes a cocktail or straight spirit the perfect way to end the night while also discussing what bartenders think of when they designate a drink as a nightcap.

Enjoy a guided tasting of various nightcap-style drinks to end the evening in style. Light refreshments are also on the menu. D.C.-based Don Ciccio & Figli supplies some of the cocktail ingredients.

Newman’s book Nightcap: More Than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening (Chronicle Books) is available for purchase and signing. Cheers!

All participants must be 21 or over.