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Champagne Cocktails

Evening Program with Tasting and Book Signing

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Code: 1H0391

Want some great cocktail ideas for celebrating the holidays? How about with Champagne? Boost your entertaining chops up a few notches with some classic combinations that include Champagne, such as the French 75, the Bellini, the Death in the Afternoon, the Mimosa, the Buck's Fizz, and that venerable classic, the Champagne Cocktail, the libation Zelda Fitzgerald referred to as "the mark of urban sophistication."  Learn some of the history behind these cocktails and hear anecdotes about the colorful characters who enjoyed sipping them, including Cole Porter, Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Maurice Chevalier.

Join Philip Greene, author of To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, The Manhattan: The Story of the First Modern Cocktail, and A Drinkable Feast: A Cocktail Companion to 1920s Paris, for a sparkling and spirited evening of food, drink, and enlightening discussion.

Greene’s books are available for purchase and signing at the program.

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)