How To: Cocktail Infusions with Belle Isle

How To: Cocktail Infusions with Belle Isle

On a recent Friday afternoon, we were lucky enough to hang out at the local distillery of our neighbors Belle Isle Craft Spirits which is just a block from Ledbury headquarters. We met with Gregg Brooks, Belle Isle’s Director of Production who is the evil genius behind those flavors you can’t get enough of like...
August 10, 2016 — Molly Szkotak
Photography by Kate Thompson, Betty Clicker Photography

Summer Cocktails with L'Opossum

There’s nothing more refreshing than a crisp cocktail during the heat of the summer. Luckily for us, the buzz around Richmond’s cocktail scene lives up to its name, 100%. Find yourself in any of the local neighborhoods and you’re sure to find at least one, if not several, well-acclaimed craft cocktail bars worth ducking into...
July 22, 2016 — Mel Calabro
Guest Playlist: Andy C. Jenkins

Guest Playlist: Andy C. Jenkins

Time moves quickly, way too fast, really. One moment you're docking up a pontoon boat filled equally with people you know and people that you don't, and the next, it's decorative gourd season. Now, fall in Virginia is an epic event, and there's a lot to look forward to. But summer, oh summer. Those warm...
Masters of Leisure

Masters of Leisure

Masters of Leisure: Experience an afternoon in the life of a New Orleanian with writer and bartender, Hadi Ktiri. From the outside, it’s easy to think that New Orleanians don’t do much of anything. We eat, drink and dance with brass bands. People casually stroll down French Quarter streets like time doesn’t exist. And to...
March 03, 2016 — Mel Calabro
Interview: W&P Design

Interview: W&P Design

You might know W&P Design for their Mason Shaker, or perhaps for their ubiquitous Carry On Cocktail Kit. A Virginia-born brand based in Brooklyn, this duo has turned simple food and beverage products into some of today’s most popular designs. We sat down with one half of the founding partners, Eric Prum, and their Head...
February 08, 2016 — Kelly Murphy
Drink: Pink Gin

Drink: Pink Gin

Inspired by her recent trip to Baltimore, Arielle Goldman mixed up a custom cocktail for us that will help you greet 2016 with rose-colored glasses. In the new year, I resolve to drink like a sailor. Gin hasn’t always been a go-to for me (blame it on the cheap G&Ts of my twenties), but lately...
January 12, 2016 — Molly Szkotak
Exploring Seattle with Anu and Chris Elford

Exploring Seattle with Anu and Chris Elford

When we heard that our friend Kate (who you may recognize as Betty Clicker) was planning a trip to the Pacific Northwest, we knew that we had to coordinate a day trip exploring Seattle with Anu and Chris Elford. In addition to being fantastic hosts, Anu and Chris are also incredibly involved and well-respected within...
Cocktails: The Velkomstdrink

Cocktails: The Velkomstdrink

In researching the concept of hygge, we stumbled across a drink tradition that goes by the name of by the name of “velkomstdrink,” which translates to “Welcome Drink” in Danish (well, we think so, finding anything on the drink in English was challenging.) Given our penchant for cocktails, we knew that this would be a...
December 04, 2015 — Molly Szkotak
A Brief History: Moonshine

A Brief History: Moonshine

If you consider yourself an advanced drinker, you may approach moonshine with a bit of resistance and trepidation. Who hasn't heard of the many terrifying stories from crazy uncle Cletus about going down the rabbit hole with a jar of rotgut? When we discovered locally-distilled Belle Isle Craft Spirits we were intrigued by its updated...
Camp Runamok

Camp Runamok

A lot of us probably have great memories of summer camp. It was a time to get away, a weird, glorious collection of hikes, awkward dances, and archery. Regardless of your summer camp experience, there are very few of us who have experienced a camp quite like the one our friend James Kohler just attended...