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The NYC cocktail bar that reminds us how hard drink-making actually is
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Want hooch with your booch? Make a kombucha cocktail.
(The Washington Post, March 1, 2015; 7:00 AM)
Tipple through the tulips: How to use flowers in cocktails for Valentine’s Day
(The Washington Post, February 8, 2015; 7:00 AM)
Spirits: If you want flavor in a cocktail, maybe you need some fat. Just a little.
(The Washington Post, January 16, 2015; 7:00 AM)
Cocktails: If it tastes good on the plate, will it taste good in the glass?
(The Washington Post, December 21, 2014; 7:00 AM)
Say adios to eggnog, and embrace Mexican drinks for a feliz navidad
(The Washington Post, December 6, 2014; 7:00 AM)
Spirits: Nutmeg, unlike ‘pumpkin spice,’ gives cocktails a subtle taste of fall
(The Washington Post, November 11, 2014; 7:30 AM)
James River Distillery puts Virginia in its gin, and its gin in Virginia
(The Washington Post, October 17, 2014; 8:00 AM)
Spirits: Pisco Punch, a San Francisco classic cocktail with official aspirations
(The Washington Post, October 3, 2014; 7:00 AM)
Spirits: A cocktail that uses champagne bubbles for good, not evil
(The Washington Post, September 8, 2014; 10:00 AM)
Spirits: A bloody mary needs tomatoes, but do they have to be fresh?
(The Washington Post, August 15, 2014; 12:05 PM)
Vodka, the Disraeli of spirits
(The Washington Post, July 28, 2014; 10:30 AM)
Shrubs give cocktails (and non-alcoholic drinks) a bracing dose of fruity tartness
(The Washington Post, June 26, 2014; 10:00 AM)
Amari and love: A bitter liqueur, inspired by Italy but made in Washington
(The Washington Post, June 10, 2014; 9:30 AM)
Smoke in cocktails: Complicated, but worth it
(The Washington Post, May 20, 2014; 10:30 AM)
New, 92-proof Roundstone Rye due in May
(The Washington Post, April 28, 2014; 10:00 AM)
Peach brandy from Mount Vernon distillery: An easy-to-drink sip of history
(The Washington Post, March 28, 2014; 10:00 AM)
Vermouth: New American producers push the boundaries beyond European tradition
(The Washington Post, March 15, 2014; 3:27 PM)
The Gibson, a cocktail with movie-star status
(The Washington Post, February 25, 2014; 12:54 PM)
Raw eggs in cocktails: Worth the whisk?
(The Washington Post, February 4, 2014; 3:01 PM)
Gin goes dark: At what point does aging render it unrecognizable?
(The Washington Post, January 14, 2014; 3:16 PM)
Punch: For the holidays, nothing bowls over a party like it
(The Washington Post, December 17, 2013; 4:51 PM)
Spirits: The taste of apples, distilled
(The Washington Post, November 12, 2013; 3:46 PM)
DIY amaro, the way to love a bitter end
(The Washington Post, October 15, 2013; 2:51 PM)
The provenance of Belle Meade bourbon
(The Washington Post, September 24, 2013; 2:15 PM)
Spirits: Tippling in the garden
(The Washington Post, August 20, 2013; 2:45 PM)
Frozen drinks, beyond the sugar-slush bombs
(The Washington Post, July 16, 2013; 2:50 PM)
Spirits: Pimping Dad’s gin and tonic
(The Washington Post, June 18, 2013; 1:05 PM)
When women drink alone . . .
(The Washington Post, May 21, 2013; 3:51 PM)
Spirits: A booze columnist says goodbye
(The Washington Post, April 30, 2013; 4:05 PM)
Can orgeat become essential?
(The Washington Post, March 12, 2013; 2:38 PM)
Maker’s Mark debacle: The proof is in the overreaction
(The Washington Post, February 26, 2013; 4:36 PM)
Spirit of the words embodies ‘The House of the Spirits’
(The Washington Post, February 12, 2013; 3:00 PM)
Navy-strength gins are perfect for cocktails
(The Washington Post, February 12, 2013; 1:22 PM)
Isabel Allende’s ‘The House of the Spirits’ at GALA Hispanic Theatre
(The Washington Post, February 8, 2013; 11:25 AM)
Today, St-Germain; tomorrow, ginger liqueur
(The Washington Post, January 15, 2013; 1:31 PM)
Funky rum that packs a punch
(The Washington Post, December 31, 2012; 11:51 AM)
A spirited year — or was it a century?
(The Washington Post, December 18, 2012; 1:45 PM)
Cocktails that are whey out there
(The Washington Post, December 4, 2012; 12:12 AM)
Extravagant spirits to give thanks for
(The Washington Post, November 16, 2012; 4:21 PM)
Six for sipping on Thanksgiving
(The Washington Post, November 16, 2012; 4:13 PM)
A guide to drinking with Hemingway
(The Washington Post, November 6, 2012; 2:48 PM)
A Farewell to Hemingway
(Fingerpost, November 6, 2012; 2:44 PM)
Henry “Box” Brown
(Fingerpost, October 23, 2012; 4:00 PM)
How old is that bourbon?
(The Washington Post, October 23, 2012; 3:06 PM)
Apple Sunrise
(Fingerpost, October 9, 2012; 4:38 PM)
Apple Brandy Sour
(Fingerpost, October 9, 2012; 4:35 PM)
A sour, a fizz, a daisy, a revelation
(The Washington Post, October 9, 2012; 3:03 PM)
(Fingerpost, September 25, 2012; 12:46 PM)
A mash note about American ryes
(The Washington Post, September 21, 2012; 2:23 PM)