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The Brazilian spirit you should be drinking during this Olympic games

Ever heard of cachaça? With the Olympics in Rio in full swing, now’s the time to delve in to the Brazilian rum. Cachaça (pronounced cah-sha-sa) is just an obscure spirit reserved only for the popular caipirinha, a staple Brazilian cocktail consisting of the sugarcane-based spirit, sugar, and lime. Instead, cachaça is a versatile liquor that …continue reading


Class up your tequila know-how this Cinco de Mayo

Many people do not realize that Cinco de Mayo is NOT a celebration of Mexican independence per se, but a commemoration of the victory of the Mexican army over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War of 1862. Don’t worry – this is not an inferior reason to party with tequila on May 5! But …continue reading

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Make a homemade masala chai tea cocktail

When my husband, Jay and I went to northern India last fall, we weren’t expecting much of a cocktail or spirits scene (and it’s a good thing, because it turns out there isn’t one). There are a few Indian whiskies, such as Amrut, but they are sparsely distributed, hard to find and were expensive. Instead …continue reading


Make Martha Washington’s cherry bounce recipe

It’s Presidents Day – the day when our nation honors all the dudes who led our country to greatness. But here at Booze for Babes, I like to honor the women who helped them get there, too, so read on! (If you want to know how the presidents got sloshed, read my latest from the Daily Beast). …continue reading

The best El Capitan ever can be found at the Belmond Miraflores Park in Lima

Pump up your pisco knowledge this fall

First, I have to apologize for being the worst blogger ever. It’s been a while since I’ve written a post, but I promise I have a good excuse. I’m hot off of a really busy, travel-filled summer full of boozy delights that I can’t wait to share with you over the coming weeks. In June, I …continue reading

Jameson Irish Whiskey

This St. Patrick’s Day, give Irish whiskey more than just a ‘shot’

If St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a big deal to you, it should be. And not because it’s the day you go out to the pub in your “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” shirt for green beer. But because it’s a day you can go out and try new, refined Irish whiskeys you didn’t even know existed. I …continue reading

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Not just for ‘crunk juice,’ a refined brandy that works for every palate this holiday season

I don’t know about you, but my first exposure to brandy was neither glamorous nor enlightening. I tasted it in a version of “crunk juice,” or a terrible concoction of cognac and Red Bull (crunk is short for “crazy drunk,” by the way. Thank goodness those days are behind me). And while you may not have …continue reading

Becky and Scott Harris own Catoctin Creek.

POSTPONED: Join us for a Father’s Day whiskey tasting & book party with Catoctin Creek at Roofers Union D.C.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been postponed. Please be sure to sign up for my email list to the right, or follow me on Twitter or Facebook to be notified when the new date will be. Want to do something special and different for dad this year? Calling all daughters AND whiskey enthusiasts: …continue reading

Neat tequila is served with a side of sangrita at Rancho Valencia.

How to make killer red and green sangrita from a SoCal spot tequila lovers MUST visit

There are perks to being an adventurous lady who knows her liquor. Like getting invited to check out Rancho Valencia, a stunning resort in Rancho Santa Fe, which is just north of San Diego. The resort just completed the last phase of its $30 million renovation by revealing a new pro shop and updated tennis …continue reading


Lyon Distilling to host Booze for Babes signing, tasting on April 17

Jaime Windon is pretty much the definition of a babe. She’s a world traveler through her work as a journalist and the blonde photographer. She has even run a bed and breakfast. And now, with her partner Ben Lyon, she’s producing rum and whiskey as Lyon Distilling in the quaint Chesapeake Bay town of St. Michaels, Maryland. Once I found her commenting …continue reading