Thursday, February 9, 2017

Two literary cocktail nights at Petworth Citizen this week: Off the Books and Ta-Nehisi Coates-inspired drinks

Petworth Citizen is hosting two neat events this week, continuing their theme of literary drinks -- tonight starting at 7 pm is Off the Books, where mixologist Sean McPherson picks cocktails related to current events from cocktail books. Sounds like fun.

And tomorrow also starting at 7, this week's Literary Cocktails are inspired by National Book Award and Macarthur Genius Grant winner Ta-Nehisi Coates, also a Howard alum.

Here's more info for both:
Cocktail history is still being made every day. That's the inspiration behind Sean MacPherson's Thursday night series, Off the Books, only in the Reading Room DC. Sean picks a cocktail book that inspires him, either historical or contemporary, and mines its pages for the best and most groundbreaking cocktails in the world.

This Thursday he's reading/pouring from Dale DeGroff's THE CRAFT OF THE COCKTAIL, which teaches readers to make "500 of the world's best drinks." Sample a few of them with us this Thursday, created and poured by a master of DC bartending!

MacArthur "Genius" and National Book Award-winner Ta-Nehisi Coates is the inspiration for Chantal Tseng's literary cocktails this weekend. Every weekend Chantal picks a new author or theme, takes a deep dive into their library, and makes a unique menu of cocktails inspired by her reading.

Take pictures of your drinks this weekend, tag @petworthcitizen in them, and use the hashtags #GetLit and #LiteraryCocktails to be entered into a contest for a complimentary drink.

**PLEASE NOTE** These cocktails are inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Mr. Coates is NOT expected to be with us that night.
Petworth Citizen is at 829 Upshur Street NW. 

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