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SPIRITS | You need your cranberry juice to be sweetened. Then you can use it to make the “Sex and the City” classic — and many other seasonal drinks.
Sherry and vermouth are shedding their stale stigmas and starring in fall cocktails
(The Washington Post, October 24, 2017; 1:00 PM)
The best cocktail bar in America is now in D.C.
(The Washington Post, August 10, 2017; 8:00 AM)
A frozen negroni and two other icy cocktails you’ll want to sip all summer
(The Washington Post, August 1, 2017; 2:00 PM)
The Negroni spinoff that’s a clear winner for hot weather
(The Washington Post, July 7, 2017; 1:00 PM)
Washington Spirit’s defense holds firm in 1-0 NWSL win over Portland Thorns
(The Washington Post, June 24, 2017; 10:42 PM)
Despite recent shooting, spirits remain high at Congressional Women’s Softball Game
(The Washington Post, June 22, 2017; 1:42 PM)
Plugging a watermelon with vodka ruins both. There’s got to be a better way.
(The Washington Post, June 16, 2017; 10:00 AM)
The one ingredient that can make your summer drinks taste like tiki perfection
(The Washington Post, May 22, 2017; 10:00 AM)
The secret to punching up your summer beverage game
(The Washington Post, April 28, 2017; 9:00 AM)
Agave spirits, on a need-to-know basis
(The Washington Post, April 7, 2017; 1:00 PM)
We’ve all had Irish coffee we hated. But when made well, it’s a beautiful thing.
(The Washington Post, March 13, 2017; 10:00 AM)
Celebrate Mardi Gras with drinks that taste like New Orleans. Baby included.
(The Washington Post, February 19, 2017; 11:00 AM)
How to make frothy cocktails without the egg: Use chickpea water.
(The Washington Post, February 5, 2017; 11:00 AM)
The next big thing in American distilling: Single malt whiskey
(The Washington Post, January 14, 2017; 10:00 AM)
The secret to a great holiday punch: Start with the right wine
(The Washington Post, December 14, 2016; 8:00 AM)
As mead sheds its wenches-and-jousting image, I’ve started to come around
(The Washington Post, November 26, 2016; 9:00 AM)
Some drinks leave a sour taste in your mouth. And that can be a good thing.
(The Washington Post, November 6, 2016; 9:00 AM)
One Sazerac, and he was in: How one man started documenting a cocktail renaissance
(The Washington Post, October 16, 2016; 8:00 AM)
‘The line is crossed, and it’s crossed daily’: The struggles of female bartenders
(The Washington Post, September 26, 2016; 11:00 AM)
Washington Spirit’s next goal: NWSL Shield
(The Washington Post, September 10, 2016; 12:52 PM)
Toast the Olympics with cachaça, Brazil’s favorite spirit
(The Washington Post, August 12, 2016; 9:30 AM)
Cuban Havana Club is legendary, but is it really the best rum for your daiquiri?
(The Washington Post, July 22, 2016; 9:00 AM)
√Frozen pops are for kids — until you grow up and start spiking them, that is
(The Washington Post, July 8, 2016; 7:45 AM)
Attention, day drinkers: Here’s what you should be imbibing
(The Washington Post, June 11, 2016; 10:00 AM)
What’s better than a tall glass of iced tea? One with booze stirred in.
(The Washington Post, May 22, 2016; 12:08 PM)
Drink this cocktail in memory of the man behind St-Germain, a bartending staple
(The Washington Post, May 2, 2016; 11:48 AM)
The born-in-Detroit cocktail that has spawned countless variations
(The Washington Post, April 24, 2016; 9:00 AM)
Are your homemade cocktails lacking? Maybe the problem is coming out of your tap.
(The Washington Post, April 2, 2016; 9:00 AM)
Trump’s Towering Inferno and other cocktails inspired by presidential candidates
(The Washington Post, March 4, 2016; 9:00 AM)
The age-old liqueur that will bring a wintry taste of the Alps to your glass
(The Washington Post, February 21, 2016; 9:00 AM)
Spirits guru Jeff Faile is joining the Rose’s Luxury/Pineapple and Pearls team
(The Washington Post, February 8, 2016; 4:45 PM)
Chocolatinis are terrible. Here’s the right way to get drunk with chocolate.
(The Washington Post, February 7, 2016; 9:00 AM)
The absolutely delicious Bolivian spirit all drinkers need to know
(The Washington Post, January 3, 2016; 7:00 AM)
How to enjoy your own holiday party: Set up a DIY champagne cocktail bar
(The Washington Post, December 11, 2015; 9:00 AM)
Tips for setting up a champagne cocktail bar at your next holiday party
(The Washington Post, December 11, 2015; 8:59 AM)
At Thanksgiving, we need bartenders more than we need mixologists
(The Washington Post, November 20, 2015; 11:28 PM)
How to make a spooky Halloween cocktail without hurting yourself
(The Washington Post, October 25, 2015; 10:00 AM)
One weird cocktail has spread to menus worldwide. Because it works.
(The Washington Post, September 27, 2015; 7:00 AM)
The remarkable resurgence of a liquor that Prohibition almost killed
(The Washington Post, September 6, 2015; 12:33 AM)
The ingredient that takes your tiki drinks to the next level
(The Washington Post, August 9, 2015; 9:00 AM)
Washington Spirit’s Crystal Dunn isn’t finished scoring in the NWSL
(The Washington Post, July 20, 2015; 3:30 PM)
Why absinthe still has power, even after its myths have been debunked
(The Washington Post, July 19, 2015; 10:00 AM)
Why your Fourth of July plans should include sherry
(The Washington Post, June 28, 2015; 7:00 AM)
The man who helped spark the cocktail movement — and keeps feeding it
(The Washington Post, May 31, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Can the piña colada be saved from syrupy flavors and sappy lyrics?
(The Washington Post, May 10, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Here’s a ‘beach bum’ who’s serious about one thing: Tiki cocktails
(The Washington Post, April 11, 2015; 8:00 AM)
The NYC cocktail bar that reminds us how hard drink-making actually is
(The Washington Post, March 22, 2015; 1:33 AM)
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)