Cocktail of the Month: The Hellusion

June 7, 2017

After a painfully slow ride during rush hour in the Malaysian metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, my taxi drops me at a nondescript office building. I hope it’s the place I’m […]

Cocktail of the Month: White Russian

May 3, 2017

The white Russian has been on a roller coaster ride since its inception — climbing to a peak in the ’70s, falling into a steady slump, shooting up to dizzying […]

Georgetown Icon, Dixie Liquor Rises Again

April 24, 2017

Closed since July 1, Dixie Liquor, founded in 1934, reopened April 20 — same place, same times, same property owners, different business owners. The new owners for the business are […]

Cocktail of the Month: Tuak

April 5, 2017

The Lake Toba region of North Sumatra is a place of travelers’ lore. Lake Toba, the largest crater lake on earth, was formed by a climate-changing supervolcanic eruption almost 70,000 […]

Cocktail of the Month: Irish Cream

March 8, 2017

March Madness is soon upon us. No, I’m not talking about basketball. I’m referring to the Irish Catholic holiday turned binge-drinking free-for-all, when everyone claims to have connections to the […]

Warm Welcomes for the Literate Drinker

February 22, 2017

As much as it’s about politics, D.C. is also a very creative city, full of passionate people who are experts at their chosen craft. Speaking of craft — as in […]

Cocktail of the Month: Strawberry Sriracha Margarita

February 8, 2017

Ten years ago, it was virtually unheard of. Today, it’s hard to find a trendy eatery that doesn’t either use it in a dish or offer it as a condiment. […]

Cocktail of the Month: Hot Toddy

January 11, 2017

As January kicks into high gear and the temperature drops, even your drinks may need heating up. It’s time for winter-warmer cocktails, and the granddaddy of them all … the […]

Cocktail of the Month: Whiskey Sour

December 7, 2016

America has spoken. More than 18 months of name-calling and nastiness has come to an end. Or has it? One candidate was elected by a significant majority of voters while […]

Cocktail of the Month: Cider House Cocktail

November 9, 2016

Asked to name a fruit that reminds them of fall, most folks would think of apples. From September’s harvest to Halloween bobbing and the all-American apple pie at Thanksgiving dinner, […]