Liquorary Fall Cocktail Event at Red Barn Mercantile

The nip in the air means a little nip of something spicy to drink, wouldn’t you agree? Fall weather made an appearance this weekend and I relished it. For all the reasons we have come to expect, fall is my favorite season. This year, we are adding a new reason to love fall – cocktails. The kind you sip by the fire, enjoy after an epic leaf raking, or pair with pumpkin pie. Can’t you taste it now?

This week we are excited to welcome cocktail enthusiast and vintage glassware collector Andrew Whitehead of Liquorary fame to Red Barn Mercantile. Kicking off a four-day fall cocktail event, Andrew will be hosting a cocktail demonstration and tasting tomorrow, Thursday, October 18 from 6-8pm.  (Space is limited so get your tickets ASAP!) Discover three new recipes and plenty of cocktail-making tips while imbibing and nibbling on a few tasty snacks from La Fromagerie. Also, get first dibs on Andrew’s vintage cocktail glassware before this weekend’s pop up shop.

Friday through Sunday you will be able to add to your bar cart and cocktail collection when you pick up some of Andrew’s favorite old-fashioned glassware at Red Barn Mercantile. (Catch the pun there? Wink. Wink.) From low balls to high balls, flutes to coups, the Liquorary collection has it all. You’re not going to want to miss this event!

To give you a sneak preview of what’s to come, below is a recipe from Andrew’s Instagram feed. You can also catch a new cocktail concoction on his wife’s blog every Friday, so make an appointment for that as well.


Lion’s Tail (slightly modified)

2 oz Basil Haydens bourbon
1/2 oz Cotton and Reed allspice dram
1/2 oz lime
1 barspoon rich simple syrup


We hope to see all those of you who are 21+ starting this Thursday. Until then… Cheers!!


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Owner Amy Rutherford started Red Barn because she wanted to deliver a service — to provide both old and new in one place. No longer will busy shoppers be limited to reproductions or forced to shop multiple flea markets for the look or gifts they want. The trick in blending old and new, vintage and modern, classic and quirky, is balance. And Amy’s knack for mixing rustic antiques with urban chic has created a look that is both fresh and familiar.

Red Barn Mercantile opened its doors in September 2007 with a single vision in mind: providing old and new to offer our customers signature whole-room designs at great prices.

We’re more than a furniture boutique and provide more personalized service than a big box retailer. We work hard to bring you the highest quality furniture and gifts, the most unique conversation starters, wall hangings and accent pieces, whether they come from off-the-beaten-track flea markets, or the latest designers.

1117 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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