Monday, September 11, 2017

The Willard InterContinental's History Happy Hour Returns September 21st

From our friends at the Willard InterContinental...

Back by popular demand, History Happy Hour returns to the Willard InterContinental Washington, DC. Held on the third Thursday of every month, this two-hour event distills American history through cocktails, while also providing attendees a hands-on class on the art of cocktail making. Led by Jim Hewes, a venerable mixologist and legendary bartender at The Willard’s iconic Round Robin Bar for over thirty years, and featuring rotating historians throughout DC, History Happy Hour offers mixology lessons ‘straight up’ with history ‘served long’, a perfect pairing for cocktail aficionados and history buffs.

Kicking off on September 21st from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the hotel’s Willard Room, History Happy Hour - An Off the Wall Event will unveil the Round Robin Bar’s new Off the Wall cocktail menu and provide attendees an exclusive first look and taste of this highly anticipated menu.

Inspired by the hotel’s storied history, the Off the Wall cocktail menu features drinks crafted around the famous figures of the hotel’s past whose portraits adorn the walls of the Round Robin Bar. Historical figures featured on this menu include Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Abraham Lincoln, Alice Roosevelt Longworth and Lillian Russell.

Attendees to this event will have the opportunity to discover more about these individuals while learning how to make three of the newest cocktails, including:

• Alice Blue (Peach Bitters infused Absolut Elyx, Senior & Co. Genuine Blue Curacao, and Pineapple Extract)

• The Rail Candidate (Southern Comfort, Handcrafted Sweet & Sour Mix, Brandied Cherries)

• Wildfire (Chili & Pepper-infused Havana Club Rum, Angostura Bitters, sugar and muddled oranges)

Cost: $40 per person (includes three cocktails and light appetizers)


Please note: Space is limited.