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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The Cinema Highball

When reading through the few pages where Jim Meehan addresses home bartenders in The PDT Cocktail book, he suggests Before you invite guests over for drinks, find out what spirits and styles of cocktails they prefer. Taking that advice, I polled my cocktail party attendees ahead of time. Mostly they voted for champagne (hence the…

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