Cocktail Spotlight: Sip Some Root
If you’re looking to liven up this season’s boozy concoctions, check out Root from Philadelphia-based Art in the Age. A few years back, Metrocurean picked up on a root beer revival of sorts when the liqueur originally debuted in Philly in 2009. Root became available to DC cocktail makers this summer.
The Gift Guide
Give someone a present that they won't want to throw out!
Tis much better to give than to receive—unless of course you’re on the receiving end of something from this list. We’ve got gifts for gals (did someone say she needs a new wallet?); gifts for guys (fedoras are sexy, OK?); and gifts for both (the vibrating sponge for bath time was incredibly intriguing). All of our picks come from small, locally owned stores, which means you’ll be giving back to the community and not some big-box joint. So for those of you still gainfully employed this season (or if you're actually in the 1 percent), here’s a guide to gifts we think are worth your hard-earned cash.
The Hendrick's Gin Cartoon Caption Contest: Winners Get Two Tickets to an Invite-Only Edible Dinner in "The Enchanted Forest"
With apologies to the New Yorker, we’re pleased as Hot Gin Punch to present the Hendrick’s Gin cartoon caption contest. With help from this artisanal, small-batch gin, we’re offering three lucky readers who can best caption the image above two seats apiece to an invitation-only Edible Brooklyn: The Cookbook dinner inside “The Hendrick’s Enchanted Forest,” the pretty awesome indoor forest installation they’re bringing to Brooklyn for the very first time.
Greenluv Giveaway! Win a water filter pitcher from Mavea!
Greenluv is giving away two Mavea water filter pitchers just in time for the holidays! I’ve been using my Mavea pitcher for a few months now and I must say, it beats Brita hands down in both the taste of the water and overall product design. Also, if you’re anything like me, you’re probably still holding onto that old crusty Brita from college, am I right? Methinks it’s time for an update.