kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


Inaugural themed cocktail seminar

Feeling patriotic because of the upcoming inauguration? Thirsty and curious, too? Then don't miss the upcoming "Presidential and Political Libations in American History" cocktail seminar. Join Derek Brown and Phil Greene of the Museum of the American Cocktail, renowned bartender Nick Wineriter of Rock Creek, and Mount Vernon curator Dennis Pogue, in this 90 minute discussion of notable cocktails and libations throughout American history, beginning with George Washington's rye distillery at Mount Vernon, up to the present era. Sample classics such as the Ward Eight, the Rickey, the Bronx Cocktail, the Daiquiri, Navy Grog, and others, along with appetizers. Here are the details:

When: Tuesday, January 13, 2009
What time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Where: Rock Creek Restaurant Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (next to movie theatre), Washington, DC 20016 (Friendship Heights Metro Station, Jenifer Street exit, parking available in Mazza Gallerie parking garage)
How much: $35 in advance, $40 at door (Museum members receive discount)
How to register: Via PayPal, go to