Posts Tagged ‘cocktails’

Three Sophisticated Piña Coladas You Should Try

Piña coladas are more often appreciated by Banana Boat–slathered sun seekers than serious cocktail connoisseurs. That’s a shame, says DGS Delicatessen Beverage Director Brian Zipin, because “the piña colada along with the Mai Tai are the two greatest drinks in the world, in my opinion—except for Manhattans.” Zipin and a number of other top bartenders […]

What Cocktails to Expect From Logan Circle’s Slipstream

Coffee may be the focus of forthcoming Logan Circle shop Slipstream, but owners Ryan Fleming and Miranda Mirabella plan to take the cocktails pretty seriously, too. “It’s going to be a cocktail menu that’s not a cocktail menu,” says Steve Oshana, who's behind the drinks. Oshana previously worked at BLT Steak and Equinox and is also now creating […]

Boyz II Men and Vanilla Ice Inspire Cocktails at Hank’s on the Hill

"Alright Stop. Collaborate and Listen," "Play That Funky Music Right," "Oh Mickey You're So Fine." These days, the drink menu at Hank's Oyster Bar on Capitol Hill reads more like a really bad jukebox than a serious bar program. But don't be fooled, this limited-time menu has all the force of a cheesy pop song […]

Know Your Boats While Drinking at Azur

It's not just the decor that's nautically themed at chef Frederik du Pue's seafood restaurant Azur, opening April 18. So are the cocktails, which are named for famous boats. Y&H took a look at the stories behind some of these vessels, which range from fictional submarines to presidential yachts to ghost ships. (And seriously, where is the Titanic and S.S. Minnow?) […]

Pour More Years

Just when we had finally finished swigging the blue curaçao cocktails and Hawaiian-themed specials nodding to President Barack Obama’s island roots that popped up around town during the election, next week’s inauguration is bringing them back. Where can you toast to a second term? Graphic by Carey Jordan

Now Serving: Bottled Cocktails at The Coupe

First it was cocktails on tap. Will bottled cocktails be the next local booze trend? The Coupe, a diner/bar/coffeehouse that opened in Columbia Heights last night, offers three cocktails that are concocted and bottled in-house. So far, the drinks include the "Georgia Comforter" ($11) with Filibuster bourbon, rosemary smoked maple syrup, and peach bitters, "Grandma's […]

Bar Sprawl

Todd Thrasher pulls a lighter out of his pocket and holdsthe flame to a slice of grapefruit rind. There’s a tiny poof of black smoke as he rubs aromatic oils around the rim of a glass, using the rind to stir the orange drink with Aperol, gin, Macchu Pisco, and five drops of salt water. […]

Tales Behind the Cocktails at TNT Bar

Rock 'n' roll-themed bar TNT soft-opens tonight at 5 p.m. inside Eamonn's on Columbia Pike. Mixology master Todd Thrasher of PX and Restaurant Eve has created a cocktail menu featuring half of his own creations and half from bartender friends across the country. Thrasher plans to rotate the borrowed cocktails every three months and his […]

Hank’s Dranks: An Annotated Menu

Mixologist Gina Chersevani uses some unusual techniques and ingredients on the cocktail menu at the new Hank's Oyster Bar on Capitol Hill. Here's a breakdown: Graphic by Brooke Hatfield

Hank’s on the Hill is Almost Here

Hank's Oyster Bar opens its third location on Capitol Hill on Monday. The centerpiece of the New England beach cottage-esque space is the 20-seat "Eddy Bar" where mixology queen Gina Chervsevani, a partner in the restaurant, will prepare her signature cocktails. Meanwhile, chef and owner Jamie Leeds has some new dishes in store, including a […]

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