This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer 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 Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center1100 Jefferson Dr SWMetro: Smithsonian (Mall exit) Select your Tickets $35 Member $50 Non-Member Resize text (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.