Aviation

Madison James Madison, we are the Dukes of JMU! What? Sorry I saw the purple and gold of my alma mater. Don’t know what came over me. Perhaps it’s the Creme de Violette, one of my favorite liqueurs. One of my favorite combinations is plain old champagne and Creme de Violette. Last time I found myself…

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Blackbeard

Argh matey! Admittedly, this cocktail has nothing to do with pirates, let alone the most notorious pirate known as Blackbeard. But When Daniel Eun ended up with more blackberries on his chin than in his mouth during recipe testing, we titled it the blackbeard. (From the PDT Cocktail Book)   Extremely well balanced, I can’t pick…

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Noval Cup

If you have a sweet tooth, this one is for you. We are in the height of berry season, at least as far as farmers markets go. The stalls are near to bursting with raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Some berries I don’t even know what they are. Is that a huckleberry? How do I grow…

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Hemingway Daiquiri 

Well I messed this one up. I was saving the Hemingway Daiquiri for July 21st in honor of Papa’s birthday. As you can see, it is most definitely not July 21st. Best laid plans and all that. Cuban Bar La Florida’s famous Daiquiri #3, served without the sugar for diabetic author and barfly Ernest Hemingway….

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Mary Pickford

DC rules. Literally and in terms of awesomeness. I’ve lived here for 10 years now, but always on the other side of the river. Virginia is probably my long-term home, but before we settle down forever, Virginia, I need to meet new places. So after 10 years I am finally moving into the District! I’m going…

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Daiquiri 

Summer time and the living is easy. (“Summertime” sung by Ella Fitzgerald) Well maybe not as easy as grade school when summer meant three solid months of swimming, ghost-in-the-graveyard games with the neighborhood kids, and hanging out with friends with no responsibilities. Now it’s just being stuck inside all day but trying to comfort yourself…

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Airmail

Underneath the printed recipe in Here’s How, it states: “It ought to make you fly high.” (Excerpt from The PDT Cocktail Book) Bold words my friend, bold words. I wouldn’t say this one made be fly high, it was a little to sweet for my taste, but it was good. Since Summer seems to have graced us…

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