February 6, 2020
Florida’s subtropical climate is ideal for growing many of the components of an excellent cocktail, and historically, many of these ingredients were grown on the Edison and Ford estates, including a variety of herbs, citrus, and other fruits.
To celebrate Leap Day, Edison Ford is partnering with Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery and Elite Bartending School to host a unique garden party complete with live music, hors d’oeuvres, admission to view the historic homes and gardens at night, the chance to take in a sunset over the Caloosahatchee River, and of course, botanically-inspired cocktail(s).
An optional class will be held to learn how to create top-notch cocktails using botanicals found onsite, including star fruit, meyer lemon, basil, mint, and more! Horticultural staff will be on hand to provide further information regarding the site’s rich botanical history, including highly-popular evening tours of the Moonlight Garden.
“This new event gives visitors a chance to see the Moonlight Garden in the evening,” said Debbie Hughes, Horticulture Director. “The garden is a historic treasure and was created for Mina and Thomas Edison to enjoy under the moonlight. It’s full of sweetly-scented white flowers like Gardenias that bring back childhood memories.”
Visitors will also receive admission to the Ford’s Factory art show and a special preview of the upcoming “Art in Bloom” exhibit. To learn more or register, click here!