Phil Greene of the Museum of the American Cocktail will be giving a seminar at the Smithsonian in Washington DC on Ernest Hemingway and cocktails next month. Tickets are $65 for non-Smithsonian members like me, or $45 for members. In an email, Phil writes:
Please join me in celebrating Ernest Hemingway’s 110th birthday by enjoying some of the drinks he and his characters imbibed, during my seminar To Have and Have Another – The Hemingway Bartender’s Companion. The seminar will be held at the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian on July 15, from 6:45 to 8:45 pm. For members of Smithsonian Associates, the cost is $45, for general admission it’s $65.
I’ll be serving the Jack Rose (from The Sun Also Rises), the Green Isaac’s Special(Islands in the Stream), the Montgomery Martini (Across the River and Into the Trees), the Papa Doble Daiquiri (Islands in the Stream, and other sources), and the Death in the Afternoon (a classic mixture of champagne and absinthe). Plus, you’ll learn how to make these and other Hemingway drinks at home. You’ll also enjoy excerpts from Papa’s prose, letters, and biography, hear anecdotes about his life and times, and more.
You can buy tickets here.