Redheads and Tea – Drinking With Sherlock Part II

For this entry’s Sherlock-themed drink, I found the “Sherlock and Watson” cocktail via the Food52 blog and the Essex Bar in Seattle.  I thought this was a very interesting recipe that used ingredients I never played with, so I made some Earl Grey syrup and bought Cardamom Bitters via Amazon.  I wasn’t able to buy St.… Read More Redheads and Tea – Drinking With Sherlock Part II

Cocktails and a Scandal – Drinking with Sherlock Part I

One of my favorite parts of my book collection is “The New Annotated Sherlock Homes,” which I received as a Christmas gift years ago.  Featuring voluminous notes by Leslie Klinger and a beautiful introduction by John Le Carre, this is the best one-stop introduction to the world of Sherlock.  Much to my disadvantage, it has been almost a decade… Read More Cocktails and a Scandal – Drinking with Sherlock Part I

Like Old Times at Ted’s Bulletin (and Bonus Book Review)

A welcoming Mosaic hangout replete with old-timey menus and classic movies playing all day, Ted’s is one of those special places you can have a quality cocktail AND milkshake. Ambiance: ***1/2 Decor: ***1/2 Service: **** Cocktails: ***1/2 Overall Rating: 3.75 You like the 50s, I like the 50s, Ted’s Bulletin likes the 50’s so much they… Read More Like Old Times at Ted’s Bulletin (and Bonus Book Review)

Straight to the Source – One Eight Distillery

Ivy City.  No, I’d never heard of it either: It’s the heavily industrial, off-the-beaten track area of NE DC I’ve passed without a thought about 2,000 times.  Only recently did I learn about the booze-fueled renaissance occurring there, with several new distilleries and breweries sprouting up in the past year or so. Curious to see… Read More Straight to the Source – One Eight Distillery