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Mar 31 2023


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Noshing in Nature: Orange You Glad to Learn About Vodka?

Botany has never tasted so good! In this new series, learn the plants behind your favorite foods and beverages and sample your way through botanical science.

It’s the state flower of Florida, and appears on our license plates and driver’s licenses, but what’s the deal with the Florida Orange, anyway? Where did it come from? How did it get here? And what happened to make it become a global phenomenon?  Get a taste of this tropical fruit while learning about the botanical, cultural, and culinary history from botanists and historians and how this unassuming citrus fruit became an international superstar!

Join Selby Gardens’ Vice President of Regional History, an expert global historian, and a master mixologist in an open dialogue and an open bar. Then put your new knowledge into practice by sampling a rare and unique variety of vodka: one that’s made from the Florida orange! Savor the distinct tasting notes created by incorporating local citrus into this one-of-a-kind vodka. The complex flavor profile created from this unique spirit will only be further accented by the craft cocktails made from it. You won’t want to miss out on this apPEELing program!

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Location: Historic Spanish Point Campus White Cottage 

Class Fee: Members $64/Non-members $69 

Class Size: 80 Students 


Global Historian – Zachary DeBacco 

Selby Gardens’ Vice President for Regional History – John McCarthy  

Mixologist – Dillon Murray  

Vodka provided by Cathead Distillery ( 

Food provided by Carpe Teayumm (

Materials Fee: All supplies are included in class fee.