Liquor 101


Liquor Stores We Rely On: Potomac Wine and Spirits We write all the time about the bottles we buy, what we think of them, and what we make with them. Every once in a while we give a little credit to the liquor stores where we find those bottles. Profile of a Liquor Store: Potomac Wine and Spirits Class of Store: Scouting Party Location: M Street in Georgetown Best Feature: a priority on featuring spirits from places other than the US,...

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Where to Drink in Detroit: Detroit City Distillery We talk all the time about how much we love our neighborhood of Eastern Market. When we say that, we usually mean the broader neighborhood, with its quiet streets of row houses and bustling collections of restaurants along Barracks Row and Pennsylvania Avenue; but we also really love being so close to the market itself. Sure, the fruits and vegetables at the weekday stalls are pricey,...

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Old Fashioned Martini Cocktail Recipe As you’ll know if you read our post ‘What’s the Ideal Dry Martini?’,  learning of Hemingway’s preference for a 15 gin: 1 vermouth proportion sent us into some research on martini recipes over time. We, of course, found that gin to vermouth ratios varied greatly, anywhere from 1:1 to Hemingway’s 15:1–and even further, to vermouth rinses or no vermouth at...

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Drink Like the Greeks: Rakomelo Digestivo Traveling in Greece was a lot smoother and easier than we would have guessed. The transportation systems are for the most part efficient and easy to navigate. People were helpful, and for the most part honest in their advice. The Greeks were kind enough to translate most of their signs, menus, and the like into our alphabet–and often our language as well. Generally, our travels were...

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Drink Like the Greeks: Introduction and Local Wine While our love for our neighborhood of Eastern Market is well-documented, we also love to travel. We say we love to travel, but it might be more accurate to say we have loved to travel. We’re about to welcome a new member to the family, and that new member will have a vote on the topic of travel, perhaps–for a while at least–a deciding one. We’re going to do...

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The Liquor Stores We Rely On: the Scouting Party We write many words about where we buy drinks, and about what bottles we buy. We’ve realized recently that we’ve written very few on the very crucial question of where we find those bottles. Where would we be without a good spirits supplier? In fact we find that we rely on an entire team of stores to insure that we get the bottles we want, when we want them, at a price...

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