Posts Tagged ‘mixology’

Mixologist JP Caceres’ Deportation Delayed Three Months

With slightly more than a day remaining until mixologist JP Caceres faced deportation to Bolivia, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has granted him three more months in the U.S. During that time, his attorney Andres Benach says he'll help Caceres put together an application for O visa, "which is available to people of extraordinary ability... somebody who's […]

Bacon, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Carnivores

Meat is no longer just what’s for dinner. Now, it’s what you drink, too. From veal to venison to foie gras, bartenders are finding ways to create cocktails with ingredients typically only found on the plate. In the age of experimental mixology and whole-animal dining, it seems no ingredient is off-limits. Here’s a look at […]

Cocktail Geeks Will Get Their Own Bar At Tryst 4.0

Washingtonian gathers some early intel on the yet-unnamed, 200-seat, 24-hour restaurant and coffeehouse expected to open in Columbia Heights next spring from Constantine Stavropoulos, owner of Tryst, The Diner and Open City. Expect cheap wines, including some from a keg, as well as a special eight to 10-seat back bar reserved strictly for cocktail aficionados […]

Cocktail Guess: ‘Make Me Something Classically Old Fashioned, But Not A Classic Old Fashioned’

Location: Columbia Room, 1021 7th St. NW Bartender response: “Interesting...do you have a spirit preference?” What we got: An “old-fashioned” dry martini made with Plymouth gin, dry vermouth, orange bitters, and lemon oil How it tasted: Mild, with bitter citrus notes Price: $14 Improv points (1–5): 3. He switched up the type of spirit, but […]

Don’t Make Me Cuke: Circa’s Flavorful ‘Foggy Bottom’ Squashes Vegetal Squeamishness

Finding a drink that screams summer—without it being some frozen monstrosity garnished with a pineapple parrot dressed in flip flops and sunglasses—seems extremely difficult these days. It’s a good thing then that I opted to spend Wednesday afternoon at Circa in Dupont Circle, because I happened upon a fantastic palate-pleasing party in a glass called […]

South of the Boredom: One Lounge’s Jalapeño Margarita

I've always been a sucker for a strong margarita. It tastes like vacation in a glass. More like a "staycation" when it comes to the jalapeño margarita at One Lounge in Dupont Circle.

Shiso Sweet: The Source’s Refreshing Spin On The Classic Mint Julep

Break out the bourbon, boys! It's Kentucky Derby time again, meaning that bartenders everywhere will be whipping out their muddles to create that old time classic, the mint julep. Even though my family hails from Kentucky, and I have been a loyal slave to the bar business for over 13 years, I have never been […]

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