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Nightcaps: The Perfect Ending
Evening Program with Tasting and Book Signing
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
(Photo: Antonis Achilleos)
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.
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)