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A History of Sherry Cocktails with David Wondrich

  • Mockingbird Hill 1843 7th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)

Learn about the history of sherry and sherry cocktails in America's early years from David Wondrich while sampling several sherry cocktails. Participants will take home a recently updated and revised copy of "Imbibe!," Wondrich's seminal book on classic American cocktails.

Through his exhaustive research and hugely influential work as an author, speaker, and columnist for Esquire and many other publications, David Wondrich has become America’s foremost historian of classic cocktails. His seminal books, "Punch "and "Imbibe!," have unearthed neglected or forgotten recipes, influential figures and lore from America’s drinking history.

Sherry was one of the first types of alcohol to be brought to the Americas by European settlers — Columbus had barrels of the stuff below decks when he set sail for the New World — and it was widely consumed throughout our nation’s early years. The Sherry Cobbler, made with sherry, crushed ice, sugar and seasonal fruit, was at one time the most popular mixed drink in the country.