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 […]

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Grapefruit Basil Gin & Tonic

June 2, 2022

This is the most delicious grapefruit gin cocktail and such a fun twist on a classic gin and tonic. I adore the tart, bitter, slightly sweet flavor of grapefruit and […]

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 […]

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 […]

2nd Annual Old Town Cocktail Week

September 10, 2021

The 2nd annual Old Town Cocktail week is set to take place September 10-19 throughout Old Town Alexandria.  Old Town Alexandria has a vivacious and growing cocktail community that has […]

POP UPS : NATIVO + BOLD FORK BOOKS

August 8, 2021

SUNDAY AUGUST 8th 11AM-2PM Bold Fork Books is BACK on Sunday with their curated selection of cookbooks, but with an a different neighbor, Nativo! Join us as you choose your […]

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Rhubarb + Elderflower Refresher

June 10, 2021

Say hello to my new favorite cocktail. This rhubarb elderflower refresher cocktail is like pink lemonade for grown-ups and I plan to sip on it all spring and summer long. […]

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Spiced Pear and Vanilla Bean Gin Fizz

February 4, 2021

This cozy cocktail is so balanced: sweet from the pear, tart from the lemon, herbaceous from the gin and fragrant from the vanilla bean and cinnamon.

Cook on a Whim: Guava Margaritas

June 25, 2020

These margaritas are fruity and super tart, made with good tequila, lots of fresh lime juice and guava nectar, with a splash of coconut milk to make things creamy and round out the flavors.

History Happy Hour with Derek Brown

June 15, 2019

Join the National Archives for an afternoon of cocktails and discussion with area mixologist and author Derek Brown as he discusses his new book. The event will feature a cocktail […]