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How to travel with tipples

I never forget to bring good booze when I travel, especially to foreign countries where the selection can be sparse. If you’ve been following me for a while now, you know I love to jet-set. If adventure can be had and cocktails can be drunk, I’m there! When my husband, Jay and I recently visited Guatemala …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

Luxardo Aperitivo Spritz

Introducing…your new favorite July 4th cocktails, including “the Spritz”

July 4th isn’t just a time for celebration. In the spirit of our forefathers and fore-broads, it’s a time for reinvention, too. So what better way to enjoy the holiday than experimenting with new cocktails? I was back on WJLA/News Channel 8’s Let’s Talk Live last week to talk about cocktails that honor the cherry harvest season, …continue reading

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Booze for Babes descends on New Orleans with two unique events you MUST attend

I’m super excited to announce two Booze for Babes book events that will be taking place next week in New Orleans during Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s biggest spirits industry and cocktail festival. With one being at a day spa and the other at a high-end liquor and wine store, they’ll both be very different, …continue reading

Master of the Hunt cocktail at Salamander Resort & Spa

Cocktail Couture: What to pair and wear in horse country & how to make the ‘Master of the Hunt’ cocktail

Recently Racked DC featured me in their Shopping Confidential column, and I revealed where in the Washington, D.C. area that I snag high design Diane Von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs pieces, among other cool, one-of-a-kind finds. Vintage and thrift shopping is in my blood: it’s my stress relief, my hobby, my fun. I have always …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

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How to make St. Regis’ signature cherry blossom cocktail & Angostura bitters peanuts

The National Cherry Blossom Festival always creates huge fanfare here in Washington, D.C. For one, it’s a sign that spring has finally begun to poke its way through the harsh and depressing winter. Two, it’s downright beautiful, and three, cherry blossom themed cocktails start popping up all over town with interesting Japanese ingredients and names that symbolize …continue reading

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Five reasons to become a bottling volunteer at a craft distillery

by Chas Guy I never knew how much I truly loved whiskey until I startled bottling it at a craft distillery for free. That may sound funny, but hear me out… While interviewing Nicole Austin, master blender of Kings County Distillery for this Booze for Babes piece last summer, she told me volunteers often fill the bottles …continue reading

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How Cacao Prieto’s Celina Perez trained her palate & learned to distill (Plus, what she’s making next)

By Chas Guy Red Hook Brooklyn has become home to several distilleries thanks to its up-and-coming food scene and plenty of warehouse space along the East River. Among them is Cacao Prieto, which began making artisan chocolate before quickly realized that producing liqueurs, then rums and whiskeys was a natural next step, given the attention to detail and careful ingredient …continue reading

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Why I ditched a day at the beach for Delaware Distilling Co.

Drives have never been all that fun for me. In fact, I always thought that phrase, “it’s about the journey, not the destination,” was just a bunch of hooey. That is until a road trip recently to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Here were hubby Jay, and I driving along Highway One, staring at the vista of …continue reading