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Va. HRC Trivia Mixer

December 16, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Join AIA Virginia’s Historic Resources Committee for a Virtual Trivia Mixer!

Mix up a cocktail (or mocktail) using one of our historic recipes below and join us for a night of trivia and fun. Connect with the preservation community in Virginia and test your knowledge of the built environment. Win prizes and glory.

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BYO Cocktail/Mocktail


It was popularized in the United States in 1909 at the bar of the Army and Navy Club in Washington D.C. The drink is thought to have originated in Daiquiri, Cuba, the site of the first American landing during the Spanish American War. As the story goes: In 1909 the USS Minnesota made a routine visit to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and the commanding officer, Captain Charles H. Harlow, took a junior medical officer named Lucius Johnson on shore to tour the old battlefield. There, on Daiquiri Beach, they met a man named Jennings Cox (an engineer with the Spanish-American Iron Co.) who introduced them to the drink. Johnson carried the recipe home to the Army and Navy Club. (below is a scan of what is believed to be the original recipe which serves 6).

Take on the Original (serves 2-3):

1 Cup Blanco Rum
3 tbs. Lemon Juice (1 Lemon)
1 tsp. Sugar
1/3 Cup Water

Mix vigorously in a shaker and serve in a frosted martini glass or on ice.


Supposedly invented at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris in the 1920s for an American Army captain known for riding a sidecar motorcycle who needed to warm up upon arriving.


2 parts brandy
1 part Cointreau
1 part lemon juice

Shake for 10-20 seconds in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass. Garnish with an orange slice or twist.