Cocktail of the Month: Thanksgiving Mule 

November 17, 2022

The trees are emblazoned with colorful hues of gold and red. It’s sweater weather and the wind has a nip to it. Fall is here and it’s the season when […]

Looking for an Escape? Try This Bahama Mama

October 6, 2022

“Mama… Bahama Mama… you tropical charmer… you stole my heart….” croons George Symonette in this traditional Bahamian folk tune. Known as the “King of Goombay,” Symonette reigned supreme in the […]

Cocktail of the Month: It’s the Bees’ Knees!  

September 14, 2022

One hundred years ago, Washington was wrapped up in the “Roaring Twenties” of post-war prosperity, dazzling decadence and jazz. It was a time of culture milestones marked by the opening the […]

Cocktail of the Month: Condesa Reyes

August 17, 2022

One of the sweetest savory treats of August in the East Atlantic is freshly-picked home-grown corn on the cob. On my last visit to Rehoboth Beach, my friend Pixie Windsor […]

‘Sex on the Beach’ Cocktail

July 7, 2022

The summer of 2022 has been a flashback to the heydays of the 1980s. Tom Cruise has  topped the box office as Maverick, the titular character in the “Top Gun” […]

Cocktail of the Month: Bourbon Amaretto Sour

April 13, 2022

Amaretto originated in Saronno, Italy, during the Renaissance. The most well-known brand, DiSaronno, is named after its birthplace. According to DiSaronno’s website, “artist Bernardino Luini was commissioned to paint a […]

Catoctin Creek’s Balsamic Berry Old Fashioned

March 10, 2022

Whiskey and Virginia have been intertwined since the arrival of the first European settlers to the region. In 1607, colonists in Jamestown, Virginia, began distilling rye whisky. Our founding father, […]

Winter Olympics Cocktail: Homage to Team USA’s ‘Flying Tomato’

February 3, 2022

The Winter Olympics opens Friday in Beijing, spawning a wintry sequel to China’s stunning 2008 summer games. The 2022 U.S. Olympic Team features 92 returning  athletes, including 4 five-time Olympians. […]

Cocktail of the Month: Rakia, a Fruity Balkan Delight

January 6, 2022

In the old part of Sarajevo near the towering Gazi-Husrev Beg Mosque lies the Baščaršija fountain, an Ottoman-style wooden structure that spouts water day and night. According to a local legend, visitors who drink from this fountain will return to Sarajevo someday. As a rambler […]

Eggs-traordinary Cocktails: It’s O.K. to Flip Out 

October 14, 2021

Another new crisis has taunted Georgetown University students. No, it’s not the temporary shutdown of the Tombs or another bankruptcy at J. Crew. It’s a series of hit-and-run attacks on the student body around Georgetown.   As reported by the Hoya, several students and residents have […]