One Day More: The List’s Weekly Beverage Roundup
Oh the weather outside may be frightful, but the cocktails sure are delightful... Warm or shaken over ice, boozy or alcohol-free, join us around the DMV to sip on drinks that will warm you right up:
NEW & NOTEWORTHY:
Middle Eastern Pours: Ala has recently opened up in Bethesda. ala’s cocktail menu will be carefully curated with wines from the likes of Georgia, Israel, Lebanon, and Italy and will feature cocktails adorned with everything from turmeric, sumac, fig, rhubarb and dill. 4948 Fairmont Avenue; ala-dc.com
Leap Year: In collaboration with Al Thompson, Masseria is crafting unique cocktails that showcase the traditional and innovative taste of Hardy Cognac for Leap Year. Their 4-course menu compliments the rich aromas and complex flavors of our specialty crafted cocktails. 1100 17th Street NW; exploretock.com
National Margarita Day Alert: The Saga: Celebrate National Tequila Day at Seven Reasons Group’s Spanish/Latin hotspot with cocktails from Beverage Director Carlos Boada. Their creative “Fluffy Margarita” is made with Patrón Reposado, hierbas de Galicia, Bonanto, Italicus, white peach, lime, and cloves. 931 H St NW; sevenreasonsgroup.com
Backyard Chickens at The Wharf: Little Chicken is back with some new drinks for you to try. Endlessly sippable and summery cocktails include the Orange Crush (fresh oranges, vodka, triple sec, sprite), Big Green Tonic (gin, midori, cucumber, tonic), Wharf Water (vodka, blackberry, lemon, thyme) and a full line up of Frozen options (Hawaiian Punch and Pina Colada).11 Pearl St, SW Washington D.C; justlittlechicken.com
Both Barrels: Maverick Distilling is releasing a limited-edition Samuel Maverick Double Barrel Bourbon Rodeo Edition, a Certified Texas Whiskey in celebration of the San Antonio Rodeo. The Samuel Maverick Double Barrel Bourbon Rodeo Edition is pot-distilled, aged in the Lone Star State steps from the Alamo, and finished for an additional 18 months in a barrel previously used to mature Samuel Maverick Private Reserve Bourbon Whiskey. Purchase here.
Natty Wine Happy Hour : You can now have a unique wine experience at a great price. Get Michelin Quality sommelier wines for just $45 from 5-7 daily at the Queen's English. 3410 11th St NW; queensenglishdc.com
Private Cocktail Hour: The Hay Adams is curating a unique cocktail experience for travelers to enjoy cocktail hour in their room. So now you don't even have to leave your hotel room to enjoy happy hour. Enjoy drinks like gin tequila cocktails and more. 800 16th St NW; hayadams.com
NOT NEW BUT STILL NOTEWORTHY:
Maker’s Makes a Mark : A new Makers Union is opening up in cathedral commons. In true Makers Union fashion, the menu will embody the essence of timeless cuisine infused with a modern flair. Unique to this location, Makers Union will feature new menu items focused around the property’s brick oven. Makers Union also takes pride in its curated beverage offerings, championing the finest local makers and breweries featured on tap with cocktails meticulously crafted to enhance your dining journey. 3701 Newark St. NW; makersunionpub.com
Immunity in a Shot: Khamsa Tonic takes 8 proven, immune boosting ingredients and packs them into one super shot great for boosting immunity. Some ingredients included have also been proven to treat symptoms of common illnesses and hangovers. Rooted at Washington DC's Union Kitchen, Khamsa Tonic is available select retailers such as all Union Kitchen locations, Rodman's and Yang Market and is available nationwide at khamsatonic.com.
Beverage Diversity: The Urban Grape has recently opened in DC. he new, 4,352-square-foot store offers more than 800 bottles from 25 different countries presented in an iconic “wine wall,” an enormous, locally milled tasting table and a separate, dedicated space for corporate and community events. The Urban Grape thoughtfully curates wine, beer and spirits with an emphasis on the representation for diverse makers, regions and varietals. 1301 9th Street; theurbangrape.shop