The Betsy, 514 8th St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003, United States
Taste of Iceland
Join mixologists from Reyka Vodka and Ólafsson Gin at The Betsy
Cheers to the best of Icelandic spirits!
Reyka Vodka's local representative Jamila Garcia will be on-site to talk about what goes into a bottle of Reyka Vodka. Hint: a lot of Iceland! Ólafsson Gin's brand ambassador Tóta and Betsy's in-house mixologist Arslan know their stuff and will shake up some tasty Iceland-inspired cocktails. Best of all, they will teach you hands-on how to make some too! DJ Hermigervill will welcome guests with his signature style, synth music, and vegan tape loops (he says that not us!) that will surely get you moving.
Signing up below is encouraged but this delicious class is a first-come, first-serve.
The evening's drinks
From Ólafsson Gin
TAKK - Thanks
Ólafsson gin, vanilla skyr, lime. Garnished with mil chocolate and roses.
GOTT - Good
Ólafsson Gin, Björk liqueur, Dolin vermouth, orange bitter and garnished with orange peel.
From REYKA Vodka
Reyka Vodka, Combier Pamplemousse Rose Liqueur, Pineapple juice, red cranberry juice and lime juice.
Reyka Vodka, St.Germain, chartreuse, white cranberry juice, lemon juice, on the rocks
Here's the fine print: Of course, you have to be over 21 years old with a valid ID to attend, and the Cocktail Class is gratis but follows a first-come, first-serve policy.
Sign up below to enjoy Iceland's best spirits at The Betsy!
18 Mar 2022 @ 5:30 PM|
Ólafsson Gin Brand Representative and Mixologist
Reyka Vodka representative
The Betsy Mixologist
Learn more about our Icelandic Spirits
Just about the cleanest, purest style of vodka we've come across. Iceland's first and only master distiller, Kristmar Olafsson, uses geothermal heat to distill this unique vodka. The water is from an untouched 4,000-year-old lava field that also provides the igneous rocks through which the finished spirit is filtered. It melts on your tongue like a snowflake.
Starts crisp and clean with its classic grain and juniper base, followed by complex floral and citrusy botanicals and hints of earthy spice after a mineral whisp of fresh, ocean air.
A nutty, angelica bitterness is softened by a delightfully creamy mouthfeel. Native arctic thyme, birch, and mountain moss wind their way through to a long, rounded, lingering finish.
With its naturally high pH and minerality, the lava-filtered Icelandic water, one of the purest, most crystal-clear waters on the planet, balances the gin with incredible smoothness and silky texture.
THE EXCELLENCE OF ÓLAFSSON GIN HAS BEEN INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED.
Gold Medal, Best Gin for a Martini – Beverage Tasting Institute
Double Gold Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Country Winner / Best Icelandic Classic – World Gin Awards
Gold medal, 95 points – International Wine and Spirits Competition
Excellent / Highly Recommended, 91 points – Ultimate Spirits Challenge
Gold Medal, Gin Masters – The Spirits Business
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