About us

Laughing Cocktail wants to teach the world that drinking matters.

Lead by Derek Brown and Angie Salame, our mission is to make sure you’re drinking better by searching near and far for the best spirits and drinks.

We pour ourselves into each and every drink.

Spirits and cocktails are more than just a moment of repose or a pleasant diversion; they are liquid artifacts of our culture and are lifted at the very best moments of our life.

We educate and, of course, entertain. We are developing new projects, seminars, and media.

We own celebrated bars and have a soft spot for civic projects and collaborations.

We are based in D.C. but you can find us puddle jumping and jet setting all over the place.

Whether it’s for a project, seminar, or our own learning expeditions, we’ll probably be stopping by your hometown soon.

Where can we get a good drink?

“The way to drink a cocktail is quickly, while it’s still laughing at you. Wines, of course, merely smile. They are for the man who takes time. We don’t have many of those.” – Harry Craddock. The Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930.