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Doctor Zhivago & the Rise of Vodka in America

Doctor Zhivago & the Rise of Vodka in America



November 19
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Hogwash Whiskey Den
304 West Pacific Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201 United States
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Our final two classes of the year have movie themes. Join us for the November cocktail class about the rise of vodka in America.

In the film Doctor Zhivago, Viktor Komarovsky stumbles into Zhivago’s cold apartment. Covered in snow and whiskers thickly coated with ice, he screams, “I need heat.” Komarovsky reaches for vodka. In 1965, he wasn’t the only one.

This multi-Oscar-winning film debuted amid the Cold War. A decade that also ushered in the rise of a new liquor for many Americans. Vodka quickly became America’s number-one selling spirit. November’s class is about the rise of vodka in America: the history, the drinks, the style!

Hogwash Whiskey Den’s master mixologist, Simon, guides you through the use of tools and techniques. Raising the Bar’s cocktail historian, Renée, tells the stories and history behind this popular spirit.

Tickets are $75 per person. Your ticket includes:

  • Three crafted drinks
  • Mixology and history lessons
  • Appetizers
  • A cocktail recipe booklet

Class includes a bartending station for each pair of guests, fresh-made and prepped ingredients, and vintage glassware. Shake, stir, and sip in style as you deepen your knowledge of cocktails and develop your palate.

MUST BE 21 and over. The class is limited to 30 guests.

If you have any questions, please email Renée at owner@raisingthebarNW.com.

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