Casey Jones hosts historical cocktails event
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.