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Cocktails and Cotton

Cocktails and Cotton

This week, we found our cocktail inspiration in menswear, no less.  Sometimes, finding the perfect combination of liquor and mixer is not so different than balancing out that trendy jacket with a classic button-down. To help us in our pairing objectives, we turned to Richmond’s refined new clothing store in Scott’s Addition, Jackson & James.  “A men’s store with a focus on craftsmanship, the makers behind the clothing and accessories and the story the comes along with everything it sells.” Nothing beats a first impression – so landing on the right look to reflect your personality takes some thought, foresight and creativity.  Comfort...

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The Art of the Bar Cart

The Art of the Bar Cart

Let’s get shaking! Be sure your bar cart is up for the task with your go-to libations on deck. Start with great bases like Tito’s, fresh fruit, and timeless Navy Hill Soda and Tonic mixers. Still stuck? See more tips on creating the best bar cart with our favorites below:   Steady Sippers The first rule of a home bar is keeping your favorites on hand. From there, you can build out a solid bar with just a few basics to meet most drinkers’ fancy, or go all out with the full monty. The Basics: Vodka, Whiskey, and Navy Hill Soda +...

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Meet James

Meet James

We first met James at one of our favorite winter watering holes—Saison in Richmond’s burgeoning Jackson Ward neighborhood—and the place where James’ connection to the spirit world was solidified.  As Beverage Director, he quickly became the answer-man for all things alcohol-related and started putting his own spin on the cocktail menu. Through his artful elixirs, James caught the attention of Richmond’s most discerning foodies and was recruited to help build out what was surely to be the hottest spot in town, Brenner Pass. James, alongside the talented Brenner Pass team, moved at a record pace to create the most unique...

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