Zero- or 100-Proof? We’ve Got You Covered


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No surprise at the unique libations coming out of DC Area distilleries, bars, and restaurants:

NEW:  All Purpose Shaw - Dry January Alert 
All Purpose Shaw is joining in on the dry January fun. Their cocktail menu now features Zero-proof cocktails, non-alcoholic beers & wines. 1250 9th Street NW; 202.849.6174;

NEW:  All Set 
All Set is hosting “Break the Rules” Food & Wine Pairing with Locations Wine every Wednesday. Guests can enjoy goat cheese, cranberry & walnut canapes paired with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, and more. Bottles will also be available for purchase a la carte for dine-in or to-go; all bottles are half-price on Wednesdays. 8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD; 301.495.8800;

ANXO is featuring cocktail boxes this winter season. The classic with a twist box features one Eight Distilling.  Each box includes one 750ml bottle of One Eight Distilling District Made Barrel-Rested Gin and ingredients for three unique drinks (two servings of each), and more. The dry january zero-proof box includes bloody mary mix, Heart of Gold ( tangerine & blood orange juice, spicebush honey, Casamara Club Bitter Soda, orange garnish) and more.

Assembly - Dry January Alert
In celebration of Dry January, the Assembly team is getting creative and serving up three unique, refreshing alcohol-free cocktails to their menu: The Aqua Fresca (mango, peach, raspberry, strawberry, lime and cranberry juice in a highball over ice, topped with lemon-lime soda, garnished with a lime wedge), Blackberry Lemonade (Meyer lemon, blackberry, simple syrup, in a highball over ice, garnished with three blackberries), and more. 1700 N Moore Street;

Catoctin Creek 
Catoctin Creek Distilling Co.’s Art of the Cocktail has returned for its eighth year. Join The Virginia Rye Whisky℠ distillery for a six-week online educational series on the history and art of the cocktail through Feb. 11 every Friday at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Hosted by Catoctin Creek founder and general manager Scott Harris, this is a wonderful chance for people to learn more about the history and construction of several cocktails from 1806 to modern times, as well as some of the faces behind them, like Jerry Thomas, Orasmus Wilson, and many more.

NEW:  Champagne Bureau
The Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne today announced that total shipments of Champagne in 2021 rose to 322 million bottles in 2021, an increase of 32 percent over 2020. With limited tourism and live events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, home consumption of Champagne appears to have increased.

NEW:  Dirty Habit - Dry January Alert
Dirty Habit’s new mocktail menu, courtesy of Bartender Ashtyn Harris, includes spirit-free cocktails that utilize fresh herbs and fruits that make it easy for guests to stick to their Dryuary resolutions. Menu offerings include “Secret Garden” ( seedlip non-alcoholic garden 108, basil, simple syrup, lemon juice, celery bitters), “Berry Spicy” (muddled blackberries, lime juice, simple syrup, jalapeno water), and more. 555 8th Street NW; 202.449.7095;

Espita - Dry January
During restaurant week Espita will be offering a non-alcoholic beverage pairing to complement their dinner deal. The pairing will include a Paloma tea mocktail (‘Doncella’ Rooibos Tea, clarified grapefruit, and bubbles), a mora mojito (blackberries, ginger, mint, lime), and Horchata (almonds, rice, canela). 1250 9th Street NW; 202.621.9695;

Fiola DC is known for the Wine Spectator's top honor, the Grand Award. Currently, only 97 restaurants in world have this honor, which acknowledges their extraordinary commitment to wine service. Fiola is offering a 5-course Chef's Tasting menu paired with a trio of the cellar's best selection of 375 ml bottles. Guests may also choose to purchase additional 375 ml bottles at the beginning and end of their meal to compliment the canape, amuse bouche, and dessert courses. 601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; 202.525.1402;

Jill’s Reserve
Cheesetique has recently introduced Jill’s Reserve featuring upscale wine scoops, retail offerings, and restaurant lists. Wine Scoops features upscale selections at "insider" prices. Each week they showcase new, special bottles—a preview of what's to come in the shop and restaurant.

KNEAD Hospitality and Design - Dry January
All KNEAD Hospitality + Design restaurants are offering their classic punches as mocktails with all the flavor and none of the alcohol to make it easy for you this Dry January. Punches at each restaurant differ from Greta’s Punch at Gatsby with mango, rhubarb, strawberry, ginger, mint, bubbles to the Ponche de Mi Casa at Mi Casa featuring Mango, Prickly Pear, Ginger, Lemon, and Bubbles.