Posts Tagged ‘cocktails’

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 […]

Boozy BORF Beverage Wins Y&H’s You Call That an Artini? Contest

Last night was judgment night at Fruit Bat: We, the writers of the bi-weekly "Cocktail Guess" column, along with host Erik Holzherr, owner of the cocktail-centric boite on H Street NE, picked a winner in the You Call That an Artini? contest. An average of the judges' scores suggested victory for  Scott Stead's "Bitch Set […]

You Call That An Artini? Less Fancy Cocktail Contestants Mix It Up At Fruit Bat Tonight

Join the "Cocktail Guess" crew tonight at Fruit Bat, where the authors of City Paper's specifically vague liquor request column, alongside noted mixologist Erik Holzherr and you, the imbibing public, vote on the best recipes in Y&H's artfully inspired cocktail contest. Finalists were inspired by everything from everyday graffiti to glossy male enhancement-pill magazine advertisements […]

You Call That An Artini? Taste The Finalists In Y&H’s Less Fancy Cocktail Contest

Inspired by the fine-art-themed libations on display at the annual "Artini" fundraiser at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Y&H earlier this month asked you, the imbibing public, to submit your own recipes for artsy cocktails of less fancy origin. We received a bunch of entries. On Thursday, April 26, you can try these liquidy masterpieces […]

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