Stir It Up

Catoctin Creek's favorite winter cocktails

January 11, 2012

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

Lemon twist

1 large ice cube

(Recipe courtesy of The Chesapeake Room)

Catoctin Creek's Farmhouse Lavender Lemonade. (Photo by: Molly MacDonald Peterson) Catoctin Creek's Farmhouse Lavender Lemonade.
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.

 


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Fashion and skincare tips for traveling

December 22, 2011

If you booked the early morning cheap flight to fly home this holiday season, you want to spend as little time as possible getting ready in the morning. Here are some travel fashion and beauty tips for minimal effort but maximum effect:

Comfortable clothes are a must especially during long flights, but the key is looking put together at the same time. Rolling in wearing sweatpants and a sweatshirt is certainly a comfy option, but these options below make you look like you’ve been awake for more than 30 minutes.

Option 1: Sweater dress and leggings. We love Madewells blue and white option paired with a colorful scarf. Wear black leggings underneath and you’ll be the cutest and comfiest person on that plane.

Madewell's sweater dress. (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Madewell's sweater dress.

Option 2: Active wear. Lululemon and Athleta both carry yoga pants that are perfect for traveling. They are cute, fit perfectly, and most important travel friendly. Pair it with your favorite tee and you are good to go.

Beauty tips: Planes dry out your skin like crazy, so make sure to pack your favorite hand cream in your carry on (make sure it’s 3 ounces or less). Kiehl’s 2.5 Hand Cream is perfect, and doesn’t have an overwhelming scent so you won’t have to worry about disturbing your seat mate.

Evian's Mineral Water Spray is great for refreshing during long travel days. (Photo by: Sephora.com) Evian's Mineral Water Spray is great for refreshing during long travel days.
On long flights, your hands aren’t going to be the only ones needing moisture. Your face also gets extremely dry, so get a facial spray to hydrate your skin throughout the flight. Sephora carries Evian’s Mineral Water Spray in a compact size you can fit in your purse. 

 

Happy and safe travels!


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Romney supporters file for District primary

December 16, 2011

It was a busy two days for the District of Columbia Republican Party. On Wednesday, supporters of Mitt Romney were the first to file their petitions to get on the ballot for the April presidential primary while the night before, they more-than-filled a Dupont Circle townhouse to celebrate the holidays.

Robert Kabel, Betsy Werronen, Patrick Mara and Ron Moten enjoy holiday cheer (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Robert Kabel, Betsy Werronen, Patrick Mara and Ron Moten enjoy holiday cheer
Ron Moten gets some political advice from Joe Grano, a former council candidate and lifelong Republican. (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Ron Moten gets some political advice from Joe Grano, a former council candidate and lifelong Republican.

The 700+ signature petitions were handed to the Board of Elections and Ethics registrar by Josh Romney, the third-oldest son of the presidential candidate.  He was guided and accompanied by two local Romney supporters, Republican National Committeewoman Betsy Werronen and Patrick Mara, Ward 1 member of the State Board of Education.  The legal minimum is 300 signatures, plus a $5,000 fee to the party.

José Cunningham and Melissa Rohan, two staunch Hispanic Republicans (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) José Cunningham and Melissa Rohan, two staunch Hispanic Republicans

“We’re gonna make this a swing state,” Romney joked when told that the District is the most Democratic jurisdiction in the country.

Hostess Teri Galvez (center), with her mother Maria and father George, in front of their Christmas tree the day after the party. (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Hostess Teri Galvez (center), with her mother Maria and father George, in front of their Christmas tree the day after the party.

The evening before, over 150 Republicans were shoulder-to-shoulder enjoying the good food and cheer at the home of Teri Galvez of Paradigm Event Management. Dazzling her guests, the hostess served as 'chief-cook-and-bottle-washer' with help from her mother, Maria, all while running her campaign for Republican national committeewoman. Attendees included Jill Homan, also vying for national committeewoman, Mary Brooks Beatty, candidate for an at-large council seat, Nelson Rimensnyder, shadow senator candidate, and Ron Moten, the aggressive campaigner for Ward 7 councilmember.

 


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