Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Craft Bartenders Guild’

Celebrate Repeal Day with a Drink in Both Hands

On Dec. 5, 1933, just 10 months after Congress proposed it, enough states had finally ratified the 21st Amendment so that America could, once and for all, repeal Prohibition and end the country's long Noble Nightmare Experiment. I'm not sure if it's residual relief, or just another excuse to party, that continues to fuel our […]

A Rickey Without Lime Wins the Rickey Contest. Y&H Wants Some Answers!

The upstairs room at Bourbon in Adams Morgan was packed Monday night with bartenders, mixologists, restaurateurs, journalists, and even the occasional priest. They were all there to knock back a cocktail or two and find out who makes the best Rickey in the region. It was the D.C. Craft Bartenders Guild's annual celebration of the […]

Shoomaker’s Was the Home of the Rickey. Was It Also D.C.’s First Dive Bar?

Last week, Y&H spent a pleasant, bleary-eyed evening on the patio at the Gibson with Derek Brown, the mixologist of a thousand quips, as he explained the D.C. Craft Bartenders Guild's long-term campaign to get the Rickey declared as the District's official cocktail.  Sort of like how the Louisiana House of Representatives recently proclaimed the […]