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A Toast to Treatments: Holiday Edition

December 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm




Ring in the holidays when you join us for a unique blend of holiday cheer, history and mixology, with James Beard Award Winner Mixologist Dale DeGroff, (aka King of Cocktails)! You’ll enjoy a live zoom presentation by Dale that includes a demonstration, professional tips and tricks, and the stories behind these three holiday drinks: 

Ritz Cocktail, Dale’s version of the Ritz cocktails of Paris and Madrid
Holiday Punch Royale, perfect for any holiday party
Uncle Angelo’s award-winning Eggnog, a special light eggnog (yes, a light eggnog!) that you can make ahead and serve all season long

During this event, you’ll learn about Dale’s Lemon and Orange shrub – including what a “shrub” is to a mixologist. We’ll give you the recipe to make this ahead, as well so you can use it as the base in your holiday punch. 

Upon registration, we’ll email all of the recipes to you, so you can be prepared to mix along if you like. You can also access the recipes here. Before the event, you will receive reminders and a Zoom link to join the live event. This event encourages cameras on – Dale looks forward to seeing you! – but you may also choose to keep your camera off. Whatever is best for you! 

Event sponsorship opportunities are available, and make it possible for your entire team to celebrate with us! See the ticket purchase page for options or contact Courtney at Courtney@hopeinfocus.org. 

We encourage you to tell others about this event, as proceeds benefit Hope in Focus. Your contributions make it possible for us to continue the work of our mission – funding research to treat blindness, supporting free genetic testing, providing counseling for individuals with inherited retinal diseases (IRDs), and continuing our outreach programs for the Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) community.

While registering for this exciting event, don’t forget to reserve an autographed copy of Dale’s latest book, The New Craft of the CocktailFor an additional $100 contribution to Hope in Focus, you will receive your autographed copy of Dale’s book by mail. Proceeds from book sales will be used to advance therapies to treat blindness caused by Leber congenital amaurosis. 70% of your book purchase contribution is tax deductible.

With many thanks to these corporate supporters

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James Beard Award Winner Mixologist Dale DeGroff developed his techniques tending bar, most notably at New York’s famous Rainbow Room, where he pioneered a gourmet approach to recreating the great classic cocktails. DeGroff has since been credited with reinventing the bartending profession and setting off a cocktail revival. 

Author of The Essential Cocktail and The Craft of the Cocktail (Random House), Dale’s influence in the bar world has spanned three decades. He is a partner in the award-winning bar training program, Beverage Alcohol Resource (BAR) and founding president of the Museum of the American Cocktail.

Dale’s new book, The New Craft of the Cocktail, Everything You Need to Know to Think Like a Master Mixologist, was released in October, 2020.


December 17, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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