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Cocktails in the Time of Quarantine

In recent days, you’ve likely seen the letter that Scott Fitzgerald purportedly wrote in 1920, describing his days of quarantine in the South of France during the Spanish Influenza pandemic.  The letter, which is actually a parody, was written by … Continue reading

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MOTAC’s 7th Annual Holiday Cocktail Seminar

On December 9 the Museum of the American Cocktails hosted its 7th Annual Holiday Cocktail Seminar, featuring an all-star cast of some of DC’s best and brightest bartenders. Presenters included Derek Brown (The Passenger, Columbia Room, Mockingbird Hill, Eat the … Continue reading

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Cheers to the Chief! Favorite Presidential Cocktails

On August 12 the Museum of the American Cocktail and the Smithsonian Associates hosted “Cheers to the Chief! Favorite Presidential Cocktails.” MOTAC Co-Founder Phil Greene presented five cocktails to over 150 guests. To start things off Phil made a classic … Continue reading

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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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