Travel to Tequila

If tequila is your thing, you have to make time to visit Guadalajara (specifically Tequila), Mexico. Full transparency, I was pretty nervous about my most recent trip to Mexico. Between the State Department alerts and news reports of drug activity, robberies, and kidnappings; I was a little unsettled. Looking back, […]

What is … Mezcal?

Tequila, and its fellow countryman, mezcal, are both made by distilling the fermented juice of agave plants. However, by Mexican law, tequila is only made with a single type of agave, ‘blue agave’, and can only be produced in specifically designated geographies (primarily the Mexican state of Jalisco). On the […]

Unusual Negroni – $16

If you’re looking for a Negroni with a twist, this cocktail from The Chandelier (Las Vegas) is exactly what you’re looking for. While a traditional Negroni is made with equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth; its kissing cousin, the Unusual Negroni is made with: ~ One part Gran Centenario Tequila […]

Best of 2013: Craft Cocktails

Six of the very best cocktails I had the privilege of experiencing during 2013…. Top Row (left to right): Thai Down from The Chandelier Bar (Las Vegas, NV); Gin Grin from Bar Mini (Washington, DC) Middle Row (left to right): Punch du Jour from 2 Birds 1 Stone (Washington, DC); […]

Founding Farmers Cocktail Menu (Potomac, MD)

The Liquor Lady’s ‘to die for’ craft cocktail recommendations for Founding Farmers: 1) The Clementine: clementine and seasonal chili-infused reposado Tequila, Benedictine, lime and pineapple juices, and agave nectar. 2) Trader Vic’s Mai Tai: Aged rum, Martinique rum, lime juice, orange juice, house-made orgeat syrup, curacao, and bitters. 3) Dealer’s […]