Capitol Riverfront has quickly become a go-to DC destination with a slew of new restaurants, unique retailers and the fan favorite Washington Nationals. Check out our list of hot spots in the neighborhood that have opened since April 2015.
The number of hip food and drink options in Capitol Riverfront is rapidly expanding, with new restaurants, bars and breweries continuously popping up around the neighborhood. Part of the area’s charm is that it has universal appeal, drawing the game day crowd and locals as much as DC area foodies and hop heads looking to treat their palates. We caught up with five of the masterminds behind the Riverfront’s burgeoning hospitality scene, from chefs to bartenders, to tap into what makes their locations unique and why they chose the ‘hood to lay down professional roots.
Due South: 301 Water St. SE, DC; www.duesouthdc.com
Bartende r Matt Benoit The Big Stick Restaurant & Sports Bar
Leo Garcia: I’m constantly looking for new and creative ideas for dishes. Often times, I’ll look at what our distributors have and see what I can come up with. This way everything is seasonal and super fresh.
Scarlet Oak: 909 New Jersey Ave. SE, DC; www.scarletoakdc.com
Bluejacket: 300 Tingey St. SE, DC; www.bluejacketdc.com
Bartender Alexandra Hall of Gordon Biersch, Navy Yard
Gordon Biersch: 100 M St. SE, DC; www.gordonbiersch.com
When your Friday night’s faded into a blurry, PBR-soaked memory, sometimes a fruity mimosa or salad-like Bloody Mary just isn’t what the doctor ordered. Fight fire with fire: if beer is the dog that bit you and your head is aching for relief, sometimes it’s wise to avoid vodka and go straight back to your first love – hops.
Craft beer has swept across the DMV in recent years, but if you look a little deeper, there’s been another trend that’s made DC look a little more like NYC as of late: the beer cocktail. But sometimes for brunch, you don’t want something too fancy. Lucky for you, the region has a variety of brunch options for beer lovers of all stripes.
This may take you a second to get your head – or taste buds – around, but it exists: the beer mimosa. And you can find it at Scion Restaurant: 2100 P St. NW, DC or 1200 East-West Hwy. Silver Spring, MD; www.scionrestaurant.com. Scion used to offer the acidic beer concoction on their bottomless brunch menu, but now you can request their in-stock wheat beer with OJ by the glass. It’s hard being single, or maybe the Temperance Movement is having a comeback.
But it’s a pretty simple drink, so you can just try it at home in your own bottomless punch bowl: scoop a Hefeweizen – or six – and mix with orange juice (and add slices of fresh orange for sex appeal).
When you’re in the mood to drink your breakfast, do it the right way – with beer and egg all in one. Mixologists came up with a new take on the root beer float at Boundary Road: 414 H St. NE, DC; www.boundaryrd.com. It’s called the Five and Dime cocktail, and it starts with some egg yolk that’s added in with maple syrup and root beer liqueur. The concoction is then mixed with a porter, giving it a frothy, root beer float-like feel and look. There’s one catch though: the Five and Dime is no longer on the menu, but they tell me they still have all the ingredients behind the bar. So just ask them to whip one up for you and tell ‘em I sent you!
If you wake up and need to pack in some food and a few inexpensive drinks before heading to a Nats game, check out Navy Yard’s Agua 301: 301 Water St. SE, DC;www.agua301.com. They offer a spicy take on the Latino specialty the michelada – a beer-infused variation of the Bloody Mary that’s relatively light and perfect for summer days. At Agua 301, this hangover cure is served with fresh lime juice, hot sauce, tomato juice and Worcestershire sauce.
But let’s face it – the michelada has been around since before Navy Yard got cool. Check out a local Latino dive in whatever neighborhood you live in. The chances of finding delicious food, friendly people and an authentic – if less spicy – michelada are strong.
If your taste buds are crying out for some refreshing citrus after checking out a museum or going for a stroll on the Mall, but you don’t want all the pulp and prosecco of a mimosa, you may be in the mood for a good, old-fashioned shandy – the original beer cocktail, one might say.
The Beer Run
There are those Saturday and Sundays when you just want to curl up on your couch, but that doesn’t mean you can’t imbibe. If you need an excuse to crack a cold one, just tell yourself (or your partner) that you really want to try the growing trend of coffee stouts. A good place to scoop a variety of them up is at Red, White & Bleu: 127 S Washington St. Falls Church, VA; www.redwhiteandbleu.com.
They sell Brooklyn-based Sixpoint’s C.R.E.A.M., or Cash Rules Everything Around Me, for you non-Wu-Tang Clan aficionados out there. As they advertise, “You started with cream in your coffee, now have coffee in your cream ale.” ‘Nuff said.
Red, White & Bleu also sells a special craft beer for those days when you need to tackle some chores, but you really just want to drink a beer or two. Try the Cosmic Ristretto Black Lager by Green Flash in San Diego. It’s a black lager infused with cold-pressed espresso, hence the name Ristretto – a true coffee beer.
Brunch in DC isn’t just a popular pastime – it’s a way of life. We take brunching seriously in the DMV, planning our weekends around the hottest spots to cure our hangovers with inventive comfort food and refreshing cocktails. On Tap’s favorite foodies put together their short list for some of the best brunches around town, divvied up by category to give 33 excellent locations a fair shake. From carnivorous to vegan, boozy to health-conscious, live music to drag show – we’ve got it covered. Read on for our top brunch picks in and around the District.
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Enjoy Sunday brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with great food, $5 Bloodies and $25 unlimited mimosas. 51st State: 2512 L St. NW, DC; www.51ststatetavern.com
Agua 301 offers bottomless margaritas, sangria, Bloody Marys and mimosas for customers to enjoy while dining waterside. Enjoy Mexican specialties such as pozole verde, migas and chilaquiles as well as omelets, frittatas and tacos. Agua 301: 301 Water St. SE, DC; www.agua301.com
Enjoy Turkish breakfast specialties, flatbreads and meze during Ankara’s bottomless brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Patio seating available. Ankara: 1320 19th St. NW, DC; www.ankaradc.net
We are not just another sports bar with brunch. We skillfully make scratch-made food every day, and recently re-launched our brunch menu to add some new flavors. Brunch specialties include our apple butter French toast and tex-mex Benedict.Champps: 1201 S Joyce St. Arlington, VA ; www.champps.com
Join us for unlimited helpings of your favorite breakfast plates, complete with both a carving and make-your-own omelet station. Enjoy a traditional Irish country breakfast platter, omelets, French toast, and your favorite Bloody Marys and mimosas. Celtic House: 2500 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA; www.celtichouse.net.com
We are featuring a new brunch menu that includes a prime rib Benedict, chicken and waffles, a Benedict flight with three different styles, lemon ricotta Belgian waffles, and more. We also offer a selection of classics from our lunch and dinner menus like our signature pub burger. District ChopHouse: 509 7th St. NW, Washington, DC;www.districtchophouse.com
Earls Kitchen + Bar
Our brunch menu uses premium, homemade ingredients and is enhanced by our signature cocktail, a Canadian twist on a Bloody Mary, and our goat cheese frittata, a light mix of fluffy eggs, goat cheese, pesto and arugula that’s perfect for the patio.Earls Kitchen & Bar: 7902 Tysons One Pl. Tysons, VA; www.earls.ca
Fado Irish Pub
Aside from our traditional Irish breakfast, we have an assortment of plated brunch items from a classic eggs Benedict to our hangover sandwich. Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys are always a good start to the day, especially the morning after…well, what happens at Fado stays at Fado. Fado Irish Pub: 808 7th St. NW, Washington, DC: www.fadoirishpub.com
The Fainting Goat
Bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas pair wonderfully with our seasonal menu, featuring fresh and local ingredients, and our menu is designed with sharing in mind.The Fainting Goat: 1330 U St. NW, DC; www.faintinggoatdc.com
Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant
We serve pancakes, omelets, eggs and more. Our Saturday and Sunday buffet opens at 10 a.m. Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant: 555 23rd St. S. Arlington, VA;www.freddiesbeachbar.com
The Howard Theatre’s brunch is unique because of its range of amazing music performances, and its Southern-influenced cuisine will surely leave you with an experience not to be forgotten. We are excited to introduce our new apple pie a la mode with diced apples that are sugar-wrapped in a deep-fried pastry puff and topped with ice cream and house-made caramel sauce. Howard Theatre: 620 T St. NW, DC;www.howardtheatre.com
IOTA Club & Café
We offer excellent Ceremony drip coffee and espresso, and Revolution tea. We serve gourmet breakfast pastries and breakfast sandwiches, and delectable breakfast bread pudding. Ask for our 100 percent real maple syrup. IOTA Club & Café: 2832 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA www.iotaclubandcafe.com
On Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., enjoy one appetizer and one entrée or one entrée and one dessert with a glass of champagne or a mimosa for $19.95. Le Grenier: 502 H St. NE, DC; www.legrenierdc.com
Mad Fox Brewing Company
The flavors of our award-winning craft beer are blended into our savory brunch specialties. Dig into crispy fried chicken and waffles smothered in Orange Whip IPA maple syrup, or kölsch -battered biscuits and gravy. Mad Fox Brewing Company: 444 W Broad St. Falls Church, VA; www.madfoxbrewing.com
Mad Fox Taproom
We’re shaking up the traditional bottomless mimosas brunch scene with bottomless mead-mosas for just $15, featuring seasonal mead from Charm City Meadworks. Indulge even further with a colossal cinnabomb filled with a gooey brown sugar filling, and topped with a decadent Grand Marnier and cream cheese frosting. Mad Fox Taproom: 2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW, DC; www.madfoxbrewing.com
Park Lane Tavern
Park Lane Tavern offers an array of fresh and original brunch options crafted to perfection. Combine this with our extensive gourmet Bloody Mary bar and flavored mimosas, and we make brunch not just a meal but a true experience. Park Lane Tavern: 3227 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA ; www.facebook.com/PLTClarendon
We offer a large, eclectic buffet with a waffle bar, omelet and beer tasting stations, smoked micheladas, butcher shop fare, a traveling dim sum cart and more. Sehkraft Brewing: 925 N Garfield St. Arlington, VA; www.sehkraftbrewing.com
STK Washington DC
Every Sunday you can indulge in our a la carte brunch menu, sip $20 bottomless brunch cocktails and dance the afternoon away to beats by our in-house DJ. We feature themed brunches including a drag brunch hosted by Birdie La Cage and fellow queens once a month. STK Washington DC: 250 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC;www.togrp.com/restaurant/stk-washington-d-c/
Tortoise & Hare
We love to get creative with our menu. Whether it’s our Captain Crunch French toast or individual breakfast pizzas, you’ll love anything you choose at Tortoise & Hare.Tortoise & Hare: 567 23rd St. S. Arlington, VA; www.tortoiseandharebar.com
Our brunch menu includes just about every item you can imagine – anything from pancakes, to corned beef hash, to an assortment of omelets, to four different takes on eggs Benedict. Tunnicliff’s Tavern: 222 7th St. SE, DC;www.facebook.com/TunnicliffsTavern/
Whitlow’s on Wilson
On both Saturday and Sunday, we offer the a la carte menu from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and our buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The buffet includes breakfast standards, an omelet station, crab legs, fried shrimp and plenty of comfort food classics. Drink specials include $14 make your own mimosas with a bottle of champagne, plus a Bloody Mary bar. Whitlow’s on Wilson: 2854 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA; www.whitlows.com
Get to know some of DC’s best and brightest mix mavens – the talented ladies behind some of the city’s most popular bars and dining destinations. Read on for their thoughts on everything from women in the DMV’s food and beverage scene, to hard-hitting topics like their choice of last drink on Earth.
Compass Rose: 1346 T St. NW, DC; www.compassrosedc.com
Carlie: “After attending the Culinary Institute of America, I jumped immediately into the bartending scene here in DC at Minibar and Barmini by Jose Andres.”
On Tap keeps locals in the know about restaurants and bars opening around town this month, plus our top foodie picks.
Michael Schlow (Tico DC, The Riggsby) has so many restaurants in DC, people are forgetting his origins in Boston. But his latest is based on his Alta Strada outposts in New England – is “sister restaurant” the trendy, posh pronunciation for “chain”? If so, we wish all chains could be like this urban Mediterranean dreamboat. Alta Strada: 475 K St. NW, DC; www.altastradarestaurant.com
Burton’s Grill & Bar
Burton’s has all the normal American menu items: steaks, burgers, “street tacos” – but it is also a leader in allergen-awareness, fielding complete gluten-free and vegetarian menus and proactively asking diners if they have any (any!) food allergies. This will become a prime destination for large groups of picky foodies. Burton’s Grill & Bar: 6452A Beulah St. Alexandria, VA; www.burtonsgrill.com
I went with eyes primed to roll at the “we fly our masa in from Oaxaca” schtick – but left a humble convert to the dense, flavorful corn tortillas. The delightful list of mezcal cocktails sealed the deal. This is where you’ll find me now: at the bar, drink in hand, demanding to know when the next flight from Oaxaca arrives. Espita Mezcaleria:1250 9th St. NW, DC; www.espitadc.com
I remember when Tim Ma’s Maple Ave in Vienna burst on the scene – and I vividly recall the perfectly paired scallop risotto and ice cream I had there. I remember the delightful omelet with spam and kimchi at his next venture, Water and Wall, in Arlington. Closer and closer to DC – and now he lands in the heart of the trendy beast, in Shaw itself, with a cryptically named restaurant hung with panels taken from his uncle’s restaurant in China. Count to three and take the plunge. This will easily compete for best new restaurant of the year. Kyirisan: 1924 8th St. NW, DC; www.kyirisandc.com
Formerly Napoleon Bistro, now the Afghan owners are stepping into the limelight with their personal family recipes. The cocktail menu has also been overhauled and now plays off the main menu’s subtle and sophisticated spices. We like the Negrita (cognac, espresso, Ancho Reyes chile liqueur and cardamom syrup). Lapis: 1847 Columbia Rd. NW, DC; www.lapisdc.com
Pineapples and Pearls
The masterminds behind Rose’s Luxury strike again, but this time with a space that occupies both ends of the dining spectrum: a coffee and pastry counter in the morning, and a $250-a-head, prix fixe “fine dining” destination in the evening. In fairness, the $250 includes seven to 10 courses, beverage pairings, tax and gratuity (and living wages for restaurant staff). Still – I’ll start with a latte. Pineapples and Pearls: 715 8th St. SE, DC; www.pineappleandpearls.com
I’ve noticed lately that hardcore beer drinkers have gotten in the habit of making a secret handshake out of IPAs, uttering the letters to close a magic circle around themselves. While we all love to feel a part of something special, this is a bad habit, beer drinkers. Sovereign (from the folks behind ChurchKey) is helping everyone branch out with an entire bar dedicated to Belgian beer (including some Belgian-style beers brewed in America). But fear not, hopheads – even Belgium has dry-hopped beers. Go and explore. Sovereign: 1206 Wisconsin Ave. NW, DC; www.thesovereigndc.com
TAKODA (“friend to everyone”) takes the cake for best-looking new restaurant. Well done, Edit Lab at Streetsense (the latest in “craft” celebrities – not chefs, but restaurant designers). Though owners Ryan Seelbach and Eric Lund (The Huxley) have dubbed the top of their building a “beer garden,” I can think of nothing less like one. The partially-enclosed rooftop is all atrium-meets-whiskey-meets oh, I don’t know – maybe, my dream of how every happy hour should start? (But there are some taps, and some plants – so maybe it’s a beer garden if you really want it to be). Chef Damian Brown (Blue Duck Tavern, Stanton & Greene) is in charge of the poshed-up bar food menu (think rosemary parmesan tots), and the gorgeous second-floor dining room and bar boasts high ceilings and lots of light. This will be a choice destination for DC’s pretty young drinkers in nice weather. Downside? It will get crowded. Solution? Early happy hour. Done. TAKODA: 715 Florida Ave. NW, DC; www.takodadc.com
Un Je Ne Sais Quoi
The cupcake craze is over when the city’s heart of mainstreamed trendiness will no longer support a cupcake shop. In the place of Hello Cupcake, a couple of French expats bring us a pastry shop specializing in merveilleux (a.k.a. piles of meringue and cream). I’m ready for the new craze to begin (because French people can’t make other people fat either, right?) Un Je Ne Sais Quoi: 1361 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC; www.twitter.com/unjenesaisquoip
This foodie event has become an institution, with DC’s brightest, sparkliest chefs (think Marjorie Meek-Bradley and Jonah Kim) cooking over 36 dishes prepared from whole, locally-raised heritage breed pigs. This year’s culinary competition is on April 17, with tickets starting at $130.95. Cochon 555: Loew’s Madison Hotel, 1177 15th St. NW, DC;www.cochon555.com/2016-tour/washington-dc/
Drift on 7th
Fishnet was part of the old Shaw, but the old Shaw is gone. Long live hyper-competitive trendy foodie Shaw! Fishnet has evolved into Drift on 7th, but Chef Ferhat Yalcin retains his passion for sustainable, affordable seafood – this time with better cocktails. Drift on 7th: 1819 7th St. NW, DC; www.drifton7th.com
Republic Kitchen & Bar
Scotch Bar at The Willard Hotel
Photo: Espita Mezcaleria’s sea scallop ceviche taken by Rey Lopez
Late on a Sunday morning, a gathering of yoga enthusiasts sit with legs crossed and stretch their arms up, breathing deeply, the scent of hops and brewer’s yeast filling their lungs. That’s right. It’s time for Beer & Yoga at Right Proper Brewing Company in Northeast DC. Three times per week, the neighborhood spot opens up its immaculate brewing room, gleaming with stainless steel tanks, for an hour of gentle yoga followed by a pint of craft beer in its comfy, quirky tasting room.
“We have a huge, open space,” says Right Proper’s General Manager, Elizabeth Schnettler. “This is our fourth yoga event since we opened in December, and we’re usually full.”
Beth A. Wolfe, a certified yoga instructor who leads classes in breweries around town, including at Right Proper, says it’s a fun fit to have a yoga class in a non-traditional space. Wolfe caught on to the hot new trend early.
“The same people who are into yoga are also often into craft beer,” she says.
Beer & Yoga participant Laura Spencer had never tried yoga before.
“But Beth immediately made me feel really comfortable,” she says while sipping a fresh-brewed cold one at Right Proper.
Socially, it’s a great bet. After a relaxing class geared toward all levels of yoga ability, attendees easily meet to linger over their beers. Wolfe says even the guys like it: “Their girlfriends and wives want them to try yoga, but the beer is the thing that brings them here.”
Right Proper Brewing Company: 920 Girard St. NE, DC; 202-526-5904;www.rightproperbrewing.com
Beer & Yoga Venues in the DMV
Sixty-minute yoga session the first Saturday of every month, plus a pint of beer, for $15 at Aslin Beer Company: 257 Sunset Park Dr. Herndon, VA; www.aslinbeer.com.
Hatha yoga for $10-$15 at BadWolf Brewing Company: 9776 Center St. Manassas, VA; www.badwolfbrewingcompany.com.
Vinyasa yoga on the last Monday of each month for $15 at Capitol City Brewing Company: 4001 Campbell Ave. Arlington, VA; www.capcitybrew.com/arlington.php.
Vinyasa yoga on April 10 for $15 at DC Brau: 3178 Bladensburg Rd. NE, DC;www.dcbrau.com.
“Detox 2 Retox” every third Thursday of the month for $25 at Hellbender Brewing Co.: 5788 2nd St. NE, DC; www.hellbenderbeer.com.
Beer yoga every Tuesday for $15 at Port City Brewing: 3950 Wheeler Ave. Alexandria, VA; www.portcitybrewing.com.
“DETOX-RETOX w/ Eat Yoga Drink” on the first Monday of each month for $15 atSehkraft Brewing: 925 N Garfield St. Arlington, VA; www.sehkraftbrewing.com.
Photo: Leah Cheston
What truly distinguishes a proper brunch from a hearty breakfast is certainly the beverage you’re sipping. Bloody Marys and other brunch cocktails will always have a place at the table, but bubbly is the staple of any worthy brunch. After all, it’s never too early to indulge in sparkling wine. Most winemaking regions produce some sparkling wine, including those that are right in our backyard. Enjoy spring and make a day trip to these Virginia and Maryland wineries to try some local bubbly. Forget the myth that sparkling wines are only for celebrations and pop open a bottle today!
Spring has sprung, Bierdos! Craft breweries are springing up everywhere outside of the Beltway, particularly on farms and beautiful scenic properties, rather than the dank industrial warehouses and such we’ve been accustomed to here in the DC area. These unique farm breweries have become the new family-friendly weekend travel destinations to enjoy the sunshine, nature and a pint in a setting that’s more conducive to say, a country winery, than an industrial park nano-brewery – no sketchy vagrants to dodge or towing/scrap yards without parking. Simply put, the craft countryside is your new ambient beer oasis, and Waredaca Brewing Company is no exception. It’s absolutely beautiful.
What started as a Maryland-based camp for boys in 1932, Waredaca Farm in Laytonsville has transitioned into “one of the area’s best equestrian eventing barns and riding lesson facilities…and today, the descendants of Beecher and his family have continued this tradition of kids, horses and family.” And now, the land is home to an environmentally-friendly, self-sustainable farm brewery. All of their delicious beers include “something grown/produced on the farm, and the production schedule is directly related to harvest timing.”
You’ll still see the horses grazing as you enter the farm, and you’ll also notice the creative, farm-inspired beer names once you enter the cool, recycled-material, farm yard tasting room, which is open from 4-8 p.m. Thursday through Friday, 1-8 p.m. on Saturday and 1-6 p.m. on Sunday. But I’ll let them explain the farm intricacies – you’ll have to learn more about Waredaca when you try these beers in person.
- Little Dam Honey Wheat Pale Ale, 5.3 percent: This little wheat ale sounds just like it tastes, and is the perfect beer for your visit. An Americanized version of a hefe, this brew is going to have more of a honey lager taste than the bananas or cloves you may be used to in the traditional wheat ale, but you’ll still enjoy the floury finish. It’s light, with a nice wheaty mouth feel and a slight honey brightness that I enjoyed so much, I ordered a second pint. And yes, the bees on the farm made the honey! Rating: Dam good little beer. Catch the buzz!
- Reveille Coffee Stout, 7.5 percent: Decent stout with a roasted coffee/dark grains taste and some residual kick in the booze department. Enough said. You can drink these all day long since it’s not as thick and creamy as most stouts we’re used to.Rating: A stout to cheers to!
- Maude Dubbel, 6.7 percent: Belgian-inspired malty ale with some spicy booziness to it on the end. This was my fave of their Belgian-style beers. Tasty and drinkable, this one rounded out my top three beers here. Made with Cascade Hop Farm hops, Maude Dubbel was yeasty with a dry finish. Rating: Great farm-style dubbel!
Spring is here, the skies are blue, which means you can shed your own winter blues by filling up your cup and toasting to a new season of trying new things, like spiced rum in spring. Spiced rum, normally thought of as a liquor meant for fall or winter to warm you up, can actually be used to make a variety of great cocktails as the weather warms up.
To ease you in to this new mentality for spiced rum usage, let’s start with a transitional winter to spring drink—one that bodes well in snow but also great for colder, rainy days of spring. A Spiced Rum Old Fashioned will give you the warming effects during April showers, reminding you a bit of the bitter cold days, but also will propel you into bringing on the May flowers. To make, muddle cane sugar cubes and bitters in a shaker, then add the rum, cloves, stick of cinnamon and orange zest and shake it ‘til that winter weight starts falling off. Next, add ice to the shaker and stir, fill up a glass with large ice cubes and strain that bad boy over those rocks. Garnish with cinnamon and orange zest.
Now that you’re warmed up and ready to really play ball, it’s time to ride into spring with a Cable Car. This one’s just three ingredients–spiced rum, lemon sour mix and orange curacao served in a martini glass. Seems simple but it’ll be sure to get you buzzing like the bees.
With baseball season starting in full swing, there’s nothing better than a good tailgate. For the daytime game, the perfect day-drinking beer comes with rum in it and it’s called a Salty Pirate. Score some “radler style” beer and Captain Morgan Cannon Blast Spiced Rum from the liquor store across the stadium parking lot. Pour together into that red solo cup (which you should rim with kosher salt and cayenne powder to give it a kick) and squeeze in a lime. This particular rum has notes of citrus which will pair well with the citrusy radler you got there. As long as your sailor mouth doesn’t come out too salty before passing through ballpark security, you should be good to go and ready to trash talk the away team from the nosebleeders.
As the party people start to come out of winter hibernation, a nighttime drink filled with spiced rum will keep you going as you fist pump at the club. Ask the bartender for that Long Island Iced Tea. A classic, but dangerously fun because not only does it have spiced rum, it also has vodka, gin, tequila, triple sec and some cola to keep you awake all night long.
And as you round out the shift to spring, something refreshing like a Mojito will keep you hydrated as you plant those flowers on a nice sunny day. Drop a few mint leaves into the bottom a glass then add crushed ice, spiced rum, sugar and lime, and muddle. Top it off with soda water and finish where you started by topping with fresh mint leaves. Some may think of this as more of a summer drink, but there’s nothing wrong with getting ahead of the game and preparing for next season.
Spiced rum is about to take spring on by storm. With a whole slew of spiced rum cocktails to fit any day or occasion during this time of year, watching the flowers bloom and listening to the birds chirping is about to get even better with a spring drink in hand.