Party Tips


12 Drinks of Christmas 2016: Mediterranean Mulled Wine Cocktail Recipe Happy holidays! It’s the time of the year for holiday decorations, twinkling lights, warm spices, and a rolling series of parties, gatherings, and celebrations. For the second year in a row, we’ll be adding to the festivities with twelve drinks to make all of those parties just a little merrier and brighter. Monday’s cider put us into a mulling...

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Dexis Consulting Grand Opening One of our favorite things to do is design custom cocktail menus for parties. We think that cocktails that suit the tastes of the host or the theme of the party make the party more special and enjoyable, and are more fun to drink. It’s also a nice spur to our creativity, simultaneously forcing us out of our ruts and limiting our options. Without Dexis Consulting, we never would have chosen blue. We...

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Bloody Mary Bar

Bloody Mary Bar


Posted By on Sep 6, 2016

Bloody Mary Bar When I said yesterday that formal sessions at this food and drink conference I attended broke for happy hour, I didn’t mean to give you the impression that that’s when we started drinking, just that that’s when we stopped listening to presentations. The drinking started (in sample sizes–we did want to speak and listen coherently) at 9am, with spirit tastings being an integral part of some...

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Cocktail Recipe: the Sofi We like a lot about our charming, little (very little) Eastern Market apartment, but hands down our favorite thing is the spacious (relatively speaking), leafy patio. We’ve been tinkering with it since we moved in, adding a grill here, tables and chairs there, lights, an outdoor bar, flowers, an herb garden. Finally, exactly one year after we moved to DC, we felt like we could call our patio complete;...

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Mocktail Week: Shirley’s Cousin Mocktail Recipe When we throw a cocktail party, we only feel like we’ve succeeded if we can offer a great drink to absolutely anyone who comes. That’s why it’s so important to us to have a low alcohol drinks like Jump for Joy or the Jackson on our menus. But what about for people who don’t drink alcohol at all? There are a lot of good reasons why someone at a party might...

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White Negroni Cocktail Recipe It’s Negroni Week! All around the world, 5000 bars and restaurants are serving up their favorite version or variant of the drink that Count Camillo Negroni (alleged) created in Florence in 1919. We’re joining in the fun, by posting our own Negroni Recipes. We started off with an introduction to Negroni Week, and with the Federal Negroni. We followed up with the Contessa, and today we give you the White...

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