kelly magyarics

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


Classic Cocktail Seminar

The Museum of the American Cocktail will be presenting a Classic Cocktail Seminar on Monday, March 22 from 7-8:30 PM, at Occidental Grill & Seafood (1475 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.) That night, you'll learn the general history of cocktails by looking at four classics, the Old Fashioned, the Manhattan, the Martini, and the Daiquiri. From these four classics they'll look at variations on each one, how each drink and category evolved, historical anecdotes and pop-culture references. Looking especially at the Daiquiri, you'll learn how this drink is one of the many "sours," and to master one is to master a concept that allows you not only to make other classics (Sidecar, Margarita, Whiskey Sour, Aviation, White Lady, Pisco Sour, Jack Rose, and many others), but to invent your own variations. You'll also learn many basic cocktail making tips throughout this event and enjoy tasty appetizers created especially by the Occidental's acclaimed chef. 

The fee for the event is $45 in advance, $50 at the door. To register visit: