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Where to Drink in Athens: Clumsies A friend of a friend gave us a handful of suggestions of good cocktail places in Athens. As we did a bit of research into them, we were intrigued to see that one of them described itself as an all-day cocktail bar. This seemed like the kind of concept we could get behind. Also, it was pretty convenient, since we had only 24 hours in Athens and wanted to get as good an idea of the cocktail scene as...

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Where to Drink in Athens: Odori Vermuteria While we spent most of our time in Greece on the islands, we couldn’t pass so close by Athens without saying hello. We spent a morning visiting the Acropolis. Speaking honestly, the Acropolis has never been on our bucket lists, but we’re happy to admit now that we were wrong. We didn’t expect it to be as awe-inspiring as it was to see in person something so very familiar...

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Barbados Rum Punch Cocktail Recipe It took some coaxing and a lot of education, but we’ve gradually become fans of rum, and more quickly fans of tiki. It’s true that tiki drinks can be a bit complicated; they take some preparation–of ingredients certainly, but even psychologically, to a certain degree. A tiki drink is an event. When we have time, we enjoy those elaborate, fanfare-filled drinks. But we don’t...

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Major Bailey’s Bramble Cocktail Recipe Last weekend, we were invited to a showing of Darius Frank’s award-winning art exhibit Things I Love/d, his memorial to things that have been lost in DC’s quickly changing cityscape and his tentative embrace of what’s new. The contest Frank won was sponsored by Bombay Sapphire; and they were kind enough to not just host the contest but to bring the drinks as well. The art...

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Drinking Gin for Art We learned this past weekend that Bombay Sapphire isn’t just a supporter of inspiration of the distilled variety. For the past seven years, they’ve been throwing an arts competition called the Artisan Series. It’s a continent-wide search for the best emerging visual artists, and this year’s winner is DC resident Darius Frank. We were lucky enough to be invited to be there when Frank...

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