5-7 PM

8 Mar

Wild Days, 1201 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Taste of Iceland Washington, D.C.

Icelandic Cocktail Class with Reyka Vodka

A two-hour Icelandic Cocktail Class with Reyka Vodka’s brand ambassador and mixologist Jeff Naples.

Cheers to the Icelandic spirit!

A two-hour Icelandic Cocktail Class where Reyka Vodka's brand ambassador and mixologist, Jeff Naples, will make Icelandic-inspired cocktails (and some classics, too) for attendees to sample. Best of all, he will teach you hands-on how to make them! DJ Hermigervill will welcome guests with his signature style, synth music, and vegan tape loops to get you moving. Sit back and enjoy Icelandic tunes curated by the experts at Iceland Music while tasting delicious drinks inspired by Iceland.

Icelandair's Wheel of Prizes will be on-site during the Cocktail Class. Three lucky attendees at several events throughout the weekend will get the chance to spin and win a range of terrific Icelandic prizes.

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Reyka Vodka cocktail
REYKA VODKA

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.

Reyka Vodka

The event is free, but guests must be 21 years and older with a valid ID to attend and consume alcohol.

Reyka Vodka’s brand ambassador and mixologist, Jeff Naples, is also The Beard Behind the Bar!

Jeff Naples, U.S. Brand Ambassador, Reyka Vodka

In early 2022, Jeff won Thirsty Magazine x Reyka Vodka’s running challenge, and in September, he joined William Grant & Sons as a Reyka Brand Ambassador. Before joining the Brand Ambassador team, he helped open establishments and found new ways to incorporate regenerative practices, culinary methodologies, and forward-looking trends into original cocktail experiences. His passion for gastronomy manifests in cocktail menus that invite guests to try unique and inviting pairings of artisanal spirits. In 2018, Jeff became a part of Hy-Vee, Inc.’s Helpful Smiles TV lineup as a solo namesake show, The Beard Behind The Bar, and in 2022, The Beard Behind The Bar: Celebrity Edition.

Taste of Iceland DJ Hermigervill
Hermigervill

A longtime heavyweight of the Icelandic music scene, Hermigervill, a multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, and DJ, has worked with many notable Icelandic artists, produced many Icelandic number-one hits, and released innumerable records under various guises.

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