Neal Dewing
Neal Dewing
Neal Dewing
Neal Dewing is a senior contributor at The Federalist. He has also been featured at Pocket Full of Liberty. He lives and works in Portsmouth, Virginia. When he isn't able to reach a keyboard he will often blog at his very patient wife. While he is a conservative through and through, where drink is concerned he displays a surpassing liberality.
Weekend Cocktail: Good Luck Charm

This is an ideal opportunity to sit outside, enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, and obsess with a friend over the sudden, terrible demise of one’s brackets.

Weekend Cocktail: Ramos Gin Fizz

New Orleans has gifted us with yet another fantastic beverage: The Ramos Gin Fizz.

The Lenten Cocktail: The Sazerac

Fat Tuesday is upon us, and with it come the besotted heathens. Try a Sazerac instead of a Hurricane.

Weekend Cocktail: The Lemon Drop

A wise, fictional man once said that clear alcohols are for rich women on diets. Not entirely.

Weekend Cocktail: The Beauty Spot

A talent for mixing drinks, no matter how humble, is something any of us can improve, if we are so inclined.

Weekend Cocktail: Chatelaine For Valentine’s

Should you have need of a beverage to inspire your honeyed words, or to lessen the pain of unrequited affection, I humbly submit the Chatelaine.

Weekend Cocktail: A High-Life Drink With a Lowlife Name

A classic Prohibition-era cocktail from Harry’s New York Bar, it’s a high-life drink with a lowlife name.

Weekend Cocktail: Warm Your Heart With Scotch

The chill of unfeeling winter settles into the heart, if you let it. Use good scotch to ward it off.

Friday Afternoon Folly: The Week in Limericks

Chris Christie, traffic jams, the polar vortex, and the disappointing jobs numbers make up the week in limericks.

New Year Cocktail: Break Out The Hangover Remedies

There will come a time in most of our lives, if we take to drinking in a serious way, when we exceed prudence and drive ourselves Read Full Article >

Weekend Cocktail: Your Guide To Better Christmas Drinks

In light of the busy holiday, I’ll dispense with my usual meandering and get right into the business of keeping you and your loved ones lit as a Christmas tree.

Weekend Cocktail: The Hot Toddy

All these years later, whenever I am stuffed up or sick, I use that same mixture and it provides a genuine measure of relief.

The Weekend Cocktail: The Boulevardier

Some of us may not be able or willing to live the life of the city-sophisticate, but I’m here to tell you there’s no reason we can’t drink like one.

Thanksgiving Cocktail: The Cranberry Old Fashioned

A Thanksgiving cocktail, in appropriate amounts and with a proper disposition, can help kick start those feelings of goodwill and comity we strive to maintain.

Weekend Cocktail: Bourbon Cider

The Christmas season arrives earlier and earlier each year. It’s enough to drive a man to drink.

Weekend Cocktail: Blackberry on Rye

Let’s switch gears to explore a pleasant little potion that might go very well with a horror movie or your favorite creepy novel.

Weekend Cocktail: The Jack Rose

The Jack Rose is a cocktail that will warm you as the seasons change.

Weekend Cocktail: Drinking Van Winkle With My Father

The Van Winkle bourbon family is lauded by just about everyone as some of the best stuff in the world. I tried it with my father.

Weekend Cocktail: The Case for Indolence

It is nearly impossible to be concerned about work, life, or anything much at all when sipping either of these cocktails.

Weekend Cocktail: Get In Touch With Your Root

One of the few good things to come out of the hipster cocktail scene is a greater appreciation for history.