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Negroni: Italian for Ménage a Trois – Evolution of a Three-Part Classic

On February 20 the Museum of the American Cocktail hosted “Negroni: Italian for Ménage a Trois – Evolution of a Three-Part Classic” presented by Luke Johnson, Matt Keller and Dave Lord at the historic Occidental. Typically Luke, Matt and Dave … Continue reading

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MOTAC’s 6th Annual Holiday Cocktail Seminar in DC

On December 11th the Museum of the American Cocktail held its 6th Holiday Cocktail Seminar showcasing some of the DC area’s most esteemed bartenders. The audience was treated to a wintry mix of hot and cold cocktails tailored to the … Continue reading

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Literary Libations

“No poems can please nor live long which are written by water-drinkers.” Horace (65-8 B.C.) On August 13, The Museum of the American Cocktail partnered with the Smithsonian Associates to present “Literary Libations,” presented by MOTAC co-founder Philip Greene. 160 … Continue reading

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Hemingway Cocktails Around Town in DC

In February Philip Greene, Co-Founder of the Museum of the American Cocktail, showcased his new book To Have and Have Another – A Hemingway Cocktail Companion around town in Washington, DC. On February 21 Phil presented his book at Union … Continue reading

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To Have and Have Another – A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, Astor Center, NYC

On Friday, December 14 Philip Greene presented a 90-minute seminar in support of his recently-published book, To Have and Have Another – A Hemingway Cocktail Companion.  This sold-out event covered the life and times of the great novelist Ernest Hemingway, focusing … Continue reading

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MOTAC Hosts 5th Annual Holiday Cocktail Seminar in DC

On December 11 at the Warehouse Theater in Washington, DC, the Museum of the American Cocktail assembled five of DC’s most reputable bartenders to present guests with their own holiday-themed cocktail creations. The evening featured Adam Bernbach, Aris Noble, Bryan … Continue reading

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Drinking with Hemingway – An Evening With Author Philip Greene

“Don’t bother with churches, government buildings or city squares; if you want to know about a culture, spend a night in its bars.” –Ernest Hemingway “When you work hard all day with your head and know you must work again … Continue reading

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Cocktails of the Silver Screen at the National Museum of American History

On July 11 the Museum of the American Cocktail teamed up with Smithsonian Associates at the National Museum of American History to celebrate “Cocktails of the Silver Screen.” Philip Greene, Cofounder of MOTAC, was joined by some of DC’s finest … Continue reading

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South of the Border: Cocktails from Warmer Climes

On May 14 Bourbon Steak restaurant, located in the Four Seasons Hotel in historic Georgetown in Washington, DC, hosted the Museum of the American Cocktail for a “South of the Border” cocktail seminar.  The event was presented by esteemed DC … Continue reading

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“On the Town” with Dale DeGroff in Washington, DC

On April 12 the Museum of the American Cocktail (MOTAC) hosted Dale DeGroff, a.k.a. “King Cocktail,” at the Warehouse Theater in Washington, DC where he performed his “On the Town: A Tribute to Bars, Speaks, and Legendary Saloons,” incorporating tales … Continue reading

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