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Prost! A Swiss Touch in Botanical Spirits

  • U.S. Botanic Garden 100 Maryland Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)

Pairing unique Alpine biodiversity with meticulous detail to medicinal preparations, Switzerland has a long history in utilizing its horticulture to produce traditional remedies, which have become modern cocktail ingredients. Join Dwight for a sensory journey that examines the constituent botanicals and their extraction with alcohol to create absinthe, vermouth, and digestif bitters. The experience includes pre-program access to the USBG Medicinal Plants house and several beverage samples, highlighting modern Swiss versions of these spirits.

Please note: Program is intended for those 21 years of age and older. Small bites and beverage samples will be provided. Doors open at 6 p.m.