What Can Beat #WCW? Try #WUW

What can be more exciting than #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesdays) How about the National Museum of African American History & Culture’s (NMAAHC) Walk-up Wednesdays. If you haven’t heard, let us be the first to let local DMV’ers know the NMAAHC has announced Walk up Wednesdays for the entire month of April. That’s right the Smithsonian’s … Read more

Build Your Best Bar Cart – A Three Part Series by Elixir & Company

Building an impressive, functional home bar that matches your individual style can be a bit overwhelming – especially if you’re taking tips from your favorite celebrities. Brother Love aka Puff Daddy with his amazing flavors of Ciroc, or George Clooney who recently sold his top-shelf Casamigos Tequila for a reported $1 Billion, both have amazing … Read more

Until May’s Flowers Bloom…

Between the gusty winds, torrential downpours, and a day or two of sunny skies, April’s weather doesn’t lend any confidence to planning for the weekend. Instead, I find myself forced into a bit of Spring-cleaning. Only this time, I’m not referring to the type of cleaning that requires creating all-natural home cleaning remedies, dusting beneath … Read more

Whiskey, Apples, and Caramel

It’s cold, cloudy, and damp outside and no surprise to anyone that I’m in the house crafting up something.

Exactly what, take a peek at my “Amateur Night at the Apollo” video and find out.

I Made a Mixology Video!

I’m really excited about this video, particularly for the final product, a smooth and spicy rye whiskey cocktail with hints of caramel, chocolate, and tangy granny smith apple. Check it out, and let me know if you want the recipe. Either way, the one-minute video will tell you everything I’ve added to it. The exact mix should be to your liking.

Yes, everything I do starts and ends with Spirit!

Signed,
The Rookie Bartender

Wrap up Summer with this Whiskey Black Tea Lemonade Slush

Folks, it’s here, the last holiday of summer and final cookout of the season so let me hear you say it, “Happy Labor Day”! While I am not one to step out of my lane and whip up some delectable recipe to grill, what I will do is create and share with you my latest recipe … Read more

A Few Great Coffee Shops You ‘Got to’ Try in the DMV

I love coffee! In fact, some times I love coffee as much as I love this beautiful, capital city!  I’m a native Washingtonian, but lately, I’ve been nesting across the bridge in this little suburban community of Alexandria. However, I make my way around Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia daily. As a coffee lover, I … Read more

When Fantasy Becomes Reality

When it comes to my personal time, making plans in advance or schedule calendars are non-existent activities. This apprehension to plan is a direct response to having every minute of my workweek scheduled for me. Therefore, this contrived act or refusal to plan my weekends is my small attempt at having some self-control. To no … Read more

Muscadine V&T Mule – A Twist on a Vodka Tonic Classic

Today I stumbled upon a quaint farmers market in the middle of Washington’s National Harbor. The fruit and vegetables looked amazing. The watermelons were the largest and most vibrant I had seen all summer, the plums were the most amazing color of purple, but what stopped me in my tracks were the South Carolina grown … Read more

Happy Labor Day

Nothing marks the end of summer quite like the observance of Labor Day. Recognized on the first Monday in September, Labor Day is a creation of the Labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New … Read more

Food, Drinks, Family, and Fun!

Happy Labor Day! Here in the Washington, DC area, Labor Day marks the tail end of summer and welcomes the beginning of a new school year. In one final attempt at motivating my son, and preparing him for his first day back to school, I pulled out all the stops with this end of summer … Read more