Kelly Magyarics

Kelly Magyarics
Kelly Magyarics
Contributing Writer

Kelly Magyarics is a wine and spirits writer, and wine educator, in the Washington, D.C. area. She also writes for Wine Enthusiast, Imbibe, and DC Magazine. Kelly can be reached through her web site,

Stories by Kelly Magyarics

Ginning it Up

This past July, gin fans had several opportunities to compare, learn about, and taste gins from all over the world. Here are some of the special events and seminars that focused on botanical booze.

75 Years of Moscow Mules

2016 marks the 75th year of the Moscow Mule, that special combination of vodka, ginger beer and lime served in an iconic copper mug. To help you and your guests celebrate this milestone, here's the history of the Mule, accompanied by a few recipes.

Angostura Bitters Barbecue

Elevate your Labor Day barbecue food through the use of Angostura Bitters. Sure, Angostura may appear to be more at home in a Manhattan or other cocktail but it's delicious on everything from ribs to popsicles.

Mellow, Yellow, Limoncello

Limoncello, when made well, cannot be matched by any other liqueur in terms of bright, fresh flavors of citrus plucked right from a tree. The liqueur is all about perfecting the balance between sweetness and tartness.

Cru Bourgeois Wine

French wines have a certain reputation for being highly sought after and commanding high prices. However, there are wines from Bordeaux that are approachable in profile and price: Cru Bourgeois wines. Here's what you need to know about Cru Bourgeois.

You Need a Rickey

Named "Washington, D.C.'s Native Cocktail" in 2011, the Rickey was created in the late 1800s at the legendary Shoomaker's Saloon. Originally a bourbon-based cocktail topped with soda and garnished with a squeeze of lime, today's Rickey can be made with either bourbon or gin.

National Rum Day Cocktails

Happy National Rum Day! Today we celebrate light, dark, aged and blackstrap rum. You may think that rum is only useful in making tropical cocktails but these 6 recipes with change your point of view.

Infused Ice Cubes

Welcome to cocktail's last frontier: ice. As people have become aware that ice is as crucial a component in cocktails as any of the ingredients, regular ice made with regular water is no longer cutting it.

Divine Brine

If you're looking to tart up your cocktails you can stop straining the pickling spices from pickle jars into your cocktail shakers. Fine Brine is the first cocktail brine in a can, and it gives your cocktails the burst of acid and flavor you're looking for.

Martin Miller's Gin

Martin Miller's is a super premium gin distilled in England and shipped to Iceland to be brought to proof. It's that commitment to quality that made Martin Miller's the most awarded gin of the past 10 years.