Posts Tagged "grapefruit"


G-Train Cocktail Recipe This week, we’re applying our mixing skills to beer. We know we’re sledding uphill. Most people prefer their beer taken unmixed, and many beer mixed drinks are an acquired taste. But give us a chance. People have been mixing beer in drinks for a very, very long time–long before cocktails as we know them existed. And some of the things they came up with are quite refreshing and delicious. As I...

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Booze Brews Competition As we mentioned, last week was Beer Week here in DC. The schedule was full of beer-related fun all over the city all week, and one particular event seemed like it was inserted in the schedule just for us. For the Booze Brews Competition, five local bartenders were paired with four local breweries and one that’s not local but is still a pretty cool craft brewery (I mean, Cooperstown is 375 miles and...

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Where You Should Be Drinking: Hope + Anchor in El Paso A lot of people travel to DC for work. We know because we once took a Friday afternoon flight out of DC. A lot of people also travel to places like New York or Seattle. And then there’s me. I have found myself on two long work trips to…wait for it…yep you guessed it: El Paso! While logging many Marriot Points in the border town of El Paso is not the usual work...

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Summer Drink Cocktail Recipe: the Greyhound Rescue Highball Week may have ended on Friday, but our enthusiasm for tall, ice-filled glasses hasn’t. Maybe something that we should have mentioned during highball week is that, in case you want to try to design your own highball, the standard highball proportions are 2 oz spirit .5 to 1 oz secondary ingredient–liqueur or juice usually 4 to 6 oz soda of some kind–club...

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Highball Week: the Paloma Cocktail Recipe The Paloma is the Margarita’s highball cousin. With citrus, lime, and a little bit of salt, it’s the perfect refresher on a scorching hot day. While recipes usually call for Squirt or Fresca, we like to keep it on the lighter side with an Italian grapefruit soda, like San Pellegrino. It’s a little tricky rimming the glass with salt, since you build the drink in the glass, but...

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