AGAINN mixologist JP Caceres will be hosting an interactive cocktail lesson at the British Isles bistro on Wednesday, September 15th. 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 begins at 6:30 PM and includes samples of each of the five cocktails created.
Space is limited and reservations can be made by calling (202) 639-9830.
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 then was 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.