Locally Preserved: A Company on a Mission

Locally Preserved: A Company on a Mission

KELSEY PARRIS My parents were always into the idea of gardening and really using and preserving the literal fruits of their labor. My mom grew up on a farm and considered any unplanted plot of land a waste, and my dad was a strident do-it-yourselfer. We always had something growing, from herbs to avocado pits, … Continue reading


Emphatic Occassion Drinks and a Great Mardi Gras Cocktail To Go

KELSEY PARRIS One thing that I’ve become increasingly aware of throughout my life is the importance of having a particular drink or at least genre to choose from when planning your significant events. There are the classics: Champagne for New Years and weddings, Mimosas on Easter, Mint Juleps for the Kentucky Derby, Guinness on St. … Continue reading


Cocktails from the Silver Screen

by cocktailmuseum On July 11 the Museum of the American Cocktail teamed up with Smithsonian Associates at the National Museum of American History to celebrate “Cocktails of the Silver Screen.” Philip Greene, Cofounder of MOTAC, was joined by some of DC’s finest craft bartenders to feature memorable cocktails from classic Hollywood films. From Left: J.P. … Continue reading


Neat with a Twist: Bitters with Scot Mattox

KELSEY PARRIS I was very much looking forward to Scot Mattox’s Bitters 101 seminar at SoBou in November. I’ve enjoyed Scot’s delicious cocktails at Restaurant Iris, where he used to be in charge of the bar, as well as various Museum of the American Cocktail events. They’ve always been creative, built with many handmade syrups … Continue reading

On Our Bookshelf: Apothecary Cocktails

On Our Bookshelf: Apothecary Cocktails

The Hartley Dodge Cocktail may become your go-to “aspirin” too Continue reading