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London Cocktail Week [part 2]

Tuesday times!

A former colleague/fellow booze nerd was picking up his wrist band, so we decided it’d be a good idea to meet in the other hub/wrist band exchange – a series of pop up bars in international house. 607 more words


Apple 125

L’shana tova – Happy New Year.  To celebrate RoshHashana, we dip apple in honey – a symbol of the sweetness we wish for our family, our friends and our extended community in the New Year.   428 more words

Classic Wine Cocktails

When it comes to cocktails, there’s a seemingly endless combination of base spirits, liqueurs, mixers, fruit juices and bitters. But with the exception of the ubiquitous brunch tipple Mimosa, there seems to be little talk of wine in a mixed drink. 714 more words

Champagne Cocktails

A few champagne cocktails, from L to R: French 75, Champagne Cocktail, and Black Velvet. Wedding themed flower arrangements, courtesy of my partner.


French 75.

Last night, instead of TGIF-ing some place nice, I was enjoying a Japanese film in bed when I was summoned by Nina and Jan, two great friends of mine, to a nearby bar, the Schiller. 242 more words


Here’s Lookin at You, Kid!

French 75

According to The Farmer’s Almanac, tomorrow at 10:21 AM EDT, Autumn will have fallen upon us. Summer will be undone, so I, for one, will take the opportunity tonight to toast to the fading of the Summer of 2016. 793 more words


Stars and Bars: Grand Opening @ Vieux Carre -- 9/14/16

Bartender Chris makes a slow gin fizz at the Vieux Carre grand opening party on Sept. 14, 2016.

Cocktails mecca Vieux Carre opened on K Street in July, and last week the bar welcomed guests for a grand opening party. 346 more words

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