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A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Dec. 10

December 4, 2017

Celebrate the season at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, December 10 starting at 5:00 pm with a beloved holiday service of readings and music in the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge

 

Performed in the serene and radiant beauty of candlelight, the program will feature music by Rutter and Willcocks in addition to traditional Christmas carols for all to sing.

 

Free admission.

Early seating is advised.

Child care available.

 

St. John's Episcopal Church is located at 3240 O Street in Georgetown.


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Light Up The Season With Four Seasons Dec. 3

November 8, 2017

The Children's Health Board and Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC invite you to Light Up the Season in support of Children’s National Health System on Sunday, December 3rd.

 

Light Up the Season is a family-friendly community fundraising event featuring designer-decorated holiday trees, menorahs, mantle pieces, and wreaths.  Each original piece is a unique collaboration between a patient of Children’s National and a notable area designer.

 

The afternoon will include activities for all ages—holiday cookie decorating, ornament making, and visits from Santa and Dr. Bear.  Light fare and holiday libations will add to the festivities, as will musical performances by local artists and youth entertainers.  Guests are also invited to explore and participate in a silent auction featuring child/family retail items and unique experiences.  

 

The holiday decor will be on display throughout the hotel's public space from Friday, November 28 until Wednesday, December 20 and is available to purchase up until the Light Up the Season event on Sunday, December 3. 

 

For more information, including a full listing of sponsorship benefits, please click here.

 

To reserve your tickets today, please visit the Light Up The Season page here.


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The Best Autumnal Pumpkin Cocktail

October 16, 2017

Just in time for the fall season, The Rye Bar has introduced their newest seasonal libation, a Bourbon Cocktail. Made with bourbon, all spice dram, and a special syrup, the cocktail is the perfect blend of sweet and spice.

Adjacent to The Grill Room in Rosewood Washington, DC, The Rye Bar offers an intimate setting for relaxed conversation where the bartenders prepare drinks the old-fashioned way, employing time-honored methods and traditional utensils to maintain the integrity of the

experience.

 

They're so sure you're going to want to try this one at home they're sharing the special recipe.

 

A Bourbon Cocktail

 

Cocktail:

2 oz Bourbon

.25 oz All Spice Dram (Cotton&Reed distillery from D.C.)

.25 oz Maple syrup

 .5 oz Orange juice

 1 oz Pumpkin syrup (see recipe below for the syrup)

couple of dashes of orange bitters

Glass: Rocks

Garnish: Lemon segment

 

Technique:

Add all ingredients into a shaker then add ice and shake it well, double strained it into a rock glass with a big ice cube then place the garnish on top of the ice cube

 

Syrup:

1½ cups water

1 cup granulated sugar

½ cup dark brown sugar

4 cinnamon sticks

½ tsp. ground ginger

½ tsp. ground nutmeg

½ tsp. ground cloves

1 butternut squash

 

Technique:

Roast the butternut squash in the oven with a little bit of butter and salt, once roasted combine the water and both sugars in a saucepot and bring to a boil. Stir until the sugar dissolves, then reduce heat to low. Add the cinnamon sticks, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and roasted butternut squash. Let simmer for about 5 minutes then blended all together except the cinnamon sticks, then strain it through a fine-mesh strainer put back the cinnamon sticks and store in the refrigerator.


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