Casey Jones hosts his­tor­i­cal cock­tails event

Maryland Independent - - Business -

His­to­rian and mixol­o­gist Wil­liam Knight will serve and dis­cusses clas­sic drinks of early Amer­ica 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Satur­day, June 18, at Casey Jones Restau­rant in La Plata.

Knight will talk about what the punches of the colo­nial era and the cock­tails of the early 19th cen­tury have to say about how Amer­i­can so­ci­ety changed af­ter the Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease. In the spirit of the Early Amer­i­can Repub­lic, toasts will be made to in­de­pen­dence and the pros­per­ity of Amer­i­can com­merce.

The cost is $50 per seat and in­cludes hors d’oeu­vres and drinks. Guest speaker Wil­liam Knight pro­poses to serve and dis­cuss 3-4 drinks of the 18th and 19th cen­tury, de­tail­ing how the recipes them­selves re­flect the eco­nom­ics of At­lantic trade and how the rit­u­als of drink­ing re­flected changes in so­ci­ety. Pro­ceeds benefit the Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of South­ern Mary­land.

Space is lim­ited to 48 and are sold on a first-come, first-served ba­sis. Tick­ets will not be avail­able at the door. For tick­ets, go to www.cf­somd.org and click on the Colo­nial Cock­tails but­ton or pay by check to CF­SOMD and mail to P.O. Box 716, Char­lotte Hall, MD 20622.

The Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of South­ern Mary­land helps a wide va­ri­ety of donors ful­fill their phil­an­thropic in­ter­ests from schol­ar­ships to en­dow­ments, as well as cor­po­rate and fam­ily phi­lan­thropy, ac­cord­ing to the re­lease.

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