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Topic - Derek Brown
If you missed celebrating Repeal Day on Dec. 5, the DC Craft Bartenders Guild will be mixing superior classic cocktails Saturday at its annual Repeal Day Ball.
Tom Dolan inspired young athletes to dream in gold. Cara Heads pushed herself to look beyond a medal. Derek Brown wondered what was next.
While lawmakers argue and the White House cringes, consider that the nation's capital now has an official, "native" cocktail. Oh well, why not? D.C. Council member Jack Evans will issue an official proclamation Thursday, naming the "Rickey" as D.C.'s very own libation, and declaring July to be "Rickey Month."
Washington bartender Derek Brown can mix the kind of drink your grandma used to order. Maybe grandma was onto something: In bars from Los Angeles to the District, what was old is new again.
President Bush yesterday used a July Fourth speech to airmen in West Virginia to brace Americans for another year of war in Iraq, saying the U.S. struggled for six years in the Revolutionary War to win independence from Britain.
Also, taking a look at popular drinks from the 1980s, one sees that drinks such as the fuzzy navel contributed to the decline of a good, strong drink, Mr. Brown says.
In fact, the glamour drinking on "Mad Men" has played a part in the return of the cocktail culture, Mr. Brown says.