Posts Tagged ‘Shoomaker’s’

Seersucker Social: Politicos, Historians, Boozers Honor the Rickey, D.C.’s Native Cocktail

Derek Brown, arguably D.C.’s booziest historian, showed up last night to the J.W. Marriott's 1331 Bar & Lounge decked out in a blue-and-white seersucker suit. The summery ensemble matched the event—the dedication of a plaque commemorating the birthplace of the rickey, a hot-weather staple and D.C.’s native cocktail. Allegedly invented at the behest of a […]

Oh, Rickey, You’re So Fine: D.C.’s Native Cocktail Gets Some Official Love

Local liquor aficionados will join D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans on Thursday in reading an official proclamation declaring the Rickey as Washington’s native cocktail, according to the AP. July will be officially known as "Rickey month" in the District. Some quick history: the Rickey, made with gin or whiskey, fresh lime juice and club soda, was invented […]

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 […]

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