Cocktail of the Month: Magical Gin & Tonic

July 17, 2024

Sipping on a gin and tonic by the pool … a perfect summer ritual. Both are cool, refreshing and thoroughly enjoyable.    The ease of a two-ingredient highball makes the G&T […]

Cocktail of the Month: The Kamikaze  

June 12, 2024

 Last month, our column honored Mother’s Day with a cocktail fit for a queen. This month, we’ll celebrate the summer solstice with a princely — or soon-to-be kingly — tipple.   […]

Toast Mom Like a Queen With This Drink 

May 2, 2024

The last few years have been a frenzy for royal watchers. Starting with Harry and Meghan’s breakaway, their blockbuster Oprah interview and Harry’s “Spare” memoir, continuing with Queen Elizabeth II’s […]

Cocktail of the Month: Eclipse Rum Punch

April 3, 2024

America will seem to forget about hate and politics for about five minutes on Monday afternoon. From Austin to Akron; from giant cruise ships off the Mexican Riviera to quaint […]

Cocktail of the Month: Filipino Christmas 

December 6, 2023

Western adventurers looking for a jovial Christmas escape often overlook Asian destinations due to cultural and religious differences. For the majority of people in the Far East, December 25th is […]

Cocktail of the Month: The Autumn ‘Rum Bunny’  

November 8, 2023

Late October was an interesting time in D.C. While the Republicans were mired in a prolonged game of “trick or treat” trying to elect a speaker, a spate of summery […]

Cocktail of the Month: An Emancipation Day Sour

April 12, 2023

In 2023, taxpayers will have an extra three days to file their returns. This is because the standard deadline of April 15, falls on a Saturday and the first weekday […]

Cocktail of the Month: ‘Midnight at the Pera Palace’  

March 8, 2023

President Biden awed the world last month with his top-secret surprise trip to Kyiv. “Amtrak Joe” and his entourage traveled overnight from Poland on Ukraine’s state-owned rail service in a […]

Mocktail of the Month: Enjoy These ‘Drynuary’ Treats 

January 11, 2023

 “Drynuary” or “Dry January” is the practice of not drinking alcoholic beverages during the month of January. For some it’s a way to make a “clean start” to the new […]

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 […]