Sazerac

If you’ve noticed, I do these cocktails in runs. Lately, it’s been a lot of Gin. It spreads out the cost if I buy one or two ingredients a month and make as many of the cocktails I can with those before buying more. Makes sense right? Well I’m about Ginned out at the moment….

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Brooklyn

As I was finger strolling through The PDT Cocktail Book I came across the recipe for the Brooklyn. I had all the ingredients save one: Amer Picon. Having no idea what that could be I took to the internet. The internet is a cold place and it just laughed at me. Amer Picon has all but…

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Whiskey Smash

I’ve forgotten what the sun feels like. There is no other existence than in the rain these days in DC (though I hear maybe tomorrow?). If you’re dreaming of feeling the sunshine warming your skin, the delicious feeling of joy and welfare from a sunny, warm day, then I have the drink for you: The…

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The Frankfort Rose

Last but no least from my super classy tiny version of a Gatsby party, the Frankfort Rose. This was one of my favorites, which of course meant it was the most complicated to build. I knew I was going to love it though, I’m a huge fan of flips. Detailed in Jerry Thomas’s The Bon Vivant…

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My Kind of Library: Jack Rose

My life is one big first-world tragedy. I, as a huge bourbon/whiskey lover, had never been to Jack Rose. I was empty and without meaning until I found my way into this bar. It had been on my list forever, but something always came up. Which actually was probably a good thing for my liver…

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Southern Efficiency

As a bourbon girl, there is a 0% chance that I’d miss this bar. It’s where whiskey goes to be fully appreciated and treasured instead of diluted with some poorly mixed coke and guzzled by a bro with his popped collar. A neat little bar in Shaw, in the set of three by Derek Brown and…

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