kelly magyarics

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


"Art of the Cocktail" Class at AGAINN

On September 15, at 6:30 PM, AGAINN mixologist JP Caceres will be hosting an interactive cocktail lesson at the British Isles bistro. Caceres will demonstrate the art of mixing the perfect cocktail and will offer a history lesson on the origins of the world’s most popular libations, starting with the first known cocktail, and ending with a personal DC favorite to share at your next party.  Priced at $35 per person (including tax and gratuity) the journey includes samples of each of the five cocktails created:

Gun Hill Punch (will be served as a "welcome" punch) - Pisco-infused pineapple, hibiscus, velvet falernum, sage.

Old Fashioned (also known as the world's first cocktail; said to have been invented at a bar in Louisville, KY and then brought to the Waldorf-Astoria in New York in the late 1800s) - Bourbon, sugar, bitters.

Sazerac (one of the oldest cocktails, with its origins in pre-Civil War New Orleans) - rye whiskey, sugar, Peychaud bitters

Martinez (inspiration for the original martini) - gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, bitters.

Daiquiri - (invented around 1900 in a bar in Cuba; drink became popular when in 1909, a US Navy medical officer introduced the drink to the Army and Navy Club in Washington, DC) - rhum or rum, lime, sugar.

Space is limited, and you can make a reservation by calling 202.639.9830.