Memorable Drinking: The List’s List of Drink Offerings

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Spring has sprung, so let's raise a glass with delightful drinks of the season. With warming temperatures, we are ready for the refreshing over-ice concoction, and we found you delish libations that promise to add a touch of warmth to your spring evenings:
 

NEW & NOTEWORTHY: 

Kiss on the Rose: Primrose is debuting an all-new, seasonally-focused cocktail list of French-inspired libations under $17 each. Highlights include the “Fleur de French 75” made with rose and hibiscus gin, lemon juice, and sparkling wine ($14), “The Gardener” made with vodka, St Germain, pineapple shrub, lemon ($15) and the Moloko Clarified Milk Punch perfected with bourbon, Oolong tea, Centum Herbis ($16). 3000 12th St NE; primrosedc.com

Down in the Cellar: The Dabney’s wine bar is a hidden and intimate English basement space that serves a wide variety of wines by the glass, cocktails, oysters, country hams and other various food preparations. Open Sundays & Mondays, The Cellar is a more casual offspring of The Dabney’s Michelin Guide award winning bar program. 122 Blagden Alley NW; thedabney.com

Forget the Mimosa: Residents has two refreshing and approachable cocktail for those summery sunny days. The Maracuya Royale ($18) is an elevated, tropical cocktail meant to be adored by mimosa lovers and tiki cocktail fans alike. Residents also put a spin on the Aperol Spritz with the Arroyo Spritz ($18), an elevated version of an aperitivo and digestivo cocktail made with grapefruit soda, Pamplemousse liquor, and finished with Double Gold-winning Amaro Arroyo. 306 18th Street NW; residentsdc.com

We Love an Aperitif (Happy Hour Alert): Bresca has a new happy hour for your to unwind during the week. For $9, youcan enjoy Lead Bartender Sara Chaudhuri’s Espresso Mini with Plantation Barbados 5 Year Rum, or a Coconut Martinez with Gin, Maraschino, Vanilla and Sweet Vermouth. 1906 14th street; brescadc.com

Tropicalia Cocktail Garden: Throughout June, in the spirit of community and shared purpose, Mercy Me and Swingers, The Crazy Golf Club, are partnering with local charities by offering specialty cocktails. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support the LGBTQIA+ community. Mercy Me has partnered with DCEndsHIV and is donating 10% of sales from the signature Caipi Lychee (crafted with Italicus Rosolio Di Bergamotto Liqueur, rectified lime juice, lychee cordial, Sake, Cachaça Prata and fresh raspberries) to the organization. 1143 New Hampshire Ave NW; mercymedc.com

Aperitivo at Red Hen: The Red Hen's bar-only happy hour-style menu returns for the summer on Memorial Day. Aperitivo Hour will offer guests a rotating list of cocktails and beers alongside snacks from the kitchen. Try the Aeperol Spritz, negroni and more. 1822 1st Street; theredhendc.com

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Tea Party (High Tea Alert):  You can embark on a journey down the rabbit hole and indulge in the Waldorf Astoria's senses in a delightful array of delectable treats at A Mad Tea Party (Afternoon Tea) set in the elegant surroundings of Peacock Alley. Indulge in a new and special cocktail offered at Peacock Alley,The Curious Cat,  made with Empress Gin, Crème de Violette, Egg White, Lemon Juice.  1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; hilton.com

An American Oak Maverick: Maverick Distilling has released the second batch of their highly anticipated and exclusive Samuel Maverick Straight Triticale Whiskey Bottled in Bond edition (SRP $135/bottle). This Samuel Maverick Straight Triticale Whiskey Bottled in Bond is produced in accordance with the criteria established in the 1897 Bottled-in-Bond Act. The Act was created to protect the integrity and authenticity of aged spirits in the United States. The designation ensures that the spirit is the product of one distillation season, by one distiller, at one distillery, aged in a federally bonded warehouse for a minimum of four years, and bottled at 100 proof. Order here

Hole (Happy) in One: Inspired by the green turf that surrounds the stalwart restaurant's new location, co-owners Ellen Kassoff and Todd Gray will launch a new summer happy hour with seasonal fritters, beer flights, small bites (including jumbo lump crab cake sliders, beef short rib empanadas, and yellow tomato gazpacho) and a pop-up putting green. The 19th Hole Happy Hour debuts on May 21 and will take place every Tuesday this summer from 4 to 7 p.m. on the patio and at the bar. 900 19th Street; equinoxrestaurant.com

NOT NEW, BUT NOTEWORTHY: 

Atlas Brew Works x Patagonia Provisions: Atlas Brew Works is introducing Kernza® Lager in partnership with Patagonia Provisions, the food and beverage division of outdoor apparel company Patagonia. Atlas Brew Works, along with 10 additional breweries, joins this second cohort of partners in the movement to scale regenerative and organic ingredients that improve soil health, restore ecosystems and help fight the climate crisis. The Patagonia Provisions x Atlas Brew Works Kernza® Lager will be available in both Atlas taprooms. 1201 Half St SE; atlasbrewworks.com

Bourbon, Bed & Breakfast: Ironclad Distillery purchased the Kenmore Inn and will now serve up beds alongside their bourbon. The bed, breakfast, and bourbon Inn is now taking reservations for overnight stays and to host special events. The bourbon tasting room is the central hub of the Inn. It serves bourbon tastings, cocktails, and a light snack menu until 8 p.m. There are also sitting areas on the property where people can relax and unwind.ach room has its bourbon cart for tastings, and guests can have breakfast each day with a selection of sweets and savory items with a Southern flair.1200 Princess Anne St.; ironcladinn.com

Cucina Cocktails: Cucina Morini has a new selection of light and bright cocktails. Try the Vignola Punch - Blossoming with clarified milk punch, Sakura Gin, Aperol, Luxardo Maraschino, grenadine, pineapple and lime, the Morini Martini - Signature libation, featuring Skyy Vodka, Bombay Dry Gin, Cinzano Bianco, caper, dill and white pepper , and more. 901 4th street; cucinamorini.com

It’s a Secret: 'HUSH After Dark' is a summer series highlighting local artists at Viceroy - think painters, poets, interpretive dancers, vocalists and more. Every Thursday evening guests and locals can sit back and relax under the moonlight while sipping on the new 3 M's cocktail menu (margaritas, martinis and mojitos) paired alongside  bites from Executive Chef James Gee. viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

Wine @ Night: Takoma Bev Co has come out with a new way for you to experience wine. The new Wine Bar experience will give customers more opportunity to explore some of these special wines that aren't normally available by the glass. From a rotating list of premium pours to special events with winemakers. 6917 Laurel Takoma Park; takomabevco.com

Sip Spirit Free: Enjoy refreshing seasonal NA cocktails at Centrolina that pair perfectly with Chef Amy Brandwein’s Northern Italian cuisine. New cocktails include the LAVANDA made with  lavender, lemon, tonic and LAMPONE made with raspberry, lime, brown sugar, tonic and more. 974 Palmer Alley NW; centrolinadc.com

Raise a Glass to Spring : To celebrate spring, La Bohème is offering 4 course cocktail or wine pairings on Tuesday - Thursday evenings, and 6 course pairings for $45, for a limited time. At La Bohème, each seasonal menu is inspired by the works of a groundbreaking artist, from Giacomo Puccini (who composed the opera La Bohème), to film director Tim Burton, to the current “artist in residence”, playwright William Shakespeare, which is live through July, 2024.  2622 P Street; labohemedc.com

A Drink a Day : HIFI has all new drink specials during the week. Dive into Wednesday Schooner Night, where big glasses of Lager Beer await you for just $5 all night long. Thursdays are full of $12 Beer + Shot Combos, Fridays have Giant Margaritas priced at just $15. 200 Mt Vernon Ave; hifitexmexbbq.com

Margarita Vibes (Happy Hour Alert): Ometeo is now offerings weekday happy hour specials Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Happy hour specials are available at both the outdoor and main indoor bar. Indulge in Moscow mules as well as frozen cocktails. ometeotexmex.com