Stir It Up
Georgetown's favorite flower shop, Ultra Violet Flowers, is offering a Valentine's Day special with Georgetown's newest chocolate shop, Fleurir.
From now until February 14th, romance your loved one with a signature Valentine's Day flower arrangement and a box of specialty chocolates for $150. It's the first time two complementary Georgetown businesses have joined together to present a unique package to the community, so instead of opting for a standard V-Day flower/chocolate combo, support your local businesses! Both Ultra Violet Flowers and Fleurir Chocolates are known for their creative designs and arrangements, so your sweetheart won't be disappointed.
To place an order, call Ultra Violet Flowers at 202.333.3002
Mark your calendars for February 1st to attend the Washington Humane Society 11th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair, an event to honor the Law Enforcement Officers, Humane Educators, and the countless others that devote themselves to the animal welfare agency. For the first time in eleven years the organization decided to throw a preview of the event for media representatives to give us a taste of what we would be experiencing at the event in two weeks, literally. We were able to sample foods from Founding Farmers, Sticky Fingers, Muse Café at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and many others that will be available during the reception. Among the favorites was a “Tar Tar” of heirloom beets from Equinox, the oatmeal cream cookie from Sticky Fingers, and a peanut butter mousse from Founding Farmers.
Things to get excited about include the opportunity to meet contestants from TLC’s show Next Great Baker, Tommy McFly from 94.7 emceeing the reception, free-flowing champagne, and amazing desserts. Add amazing cocktails to that list as Graffiato and new restaurant Bandolero whipped up some fantastic creative concoctions that left us wanting more.
Tickets to the general reception are $90, while VIP tickets for the Chef’s Tasting Room are $150. The VIP status includes a savory portion to the night before the desserts are brought out (for the rest of the attendees). All proceeds go towards the Washington Humane Society. Visit here to purchase tickets.
The event will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
Spice up your dinner party or night out with one of Catoctin Creek's innovative cocktails. Looking for something classic, something sweet, or channeling your inner James Bond, these cocktails recipes will satisfy.
For the suave and debonair drinker: The Ghost of Vesper Lynd
3 ounces of Catoctin Creek Organic Watershed Gin
1 ounce Catoctin Creek Organic Mosby's Spirit
1/2 ounce Lillet Blanc
Twist of lemon peel
Modern twist on "Them good ol' boys drinking whiskey and rye": Horse's Neck
1 1/2 ounces of Catoctin Creek Organic Roundstone Rye
Splash of ginger ale
3 dashes of lemon bitters
1 large ice cube
(Recipe courtesy of The Chesapeake Room)
Best for those who have a sweet tooth: Farmhouse Lavender Lemonade
2 oz Catoctin Creek Organic Watershed Gin
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tbsp. honey
1/2 cup water
Lavender spring, fresh or dried
Combine lemon juice, water, and honey in a small saucepan, stirring over low eat. Add lavender sprig and bring the liquid to a simmer on low heat for 15 minutes, but stir occasionally and do not bring it to a boil. Pour the hot honey-lavender lemonade into a large mug and add 2 ounces of Catoctin Creek Gin. Stir, and remove lavender sprig before serving.
(Recipe courtesy of Kristen Hartke)
Visit Catoctin Creek for more cocktail recipes, and find out where you can find them in Washington, D.C.