DC is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country right now, but that does not mean the cocktail scene is to be overlooked. With the temps peaking, now is the time to enjoy a cool and refreshing new sip at your next happy hour. Here are the latest cocktails DC has to offer its summer patrons.
Garrison, 524 8th St SE
A delicious tequila-based cocktail that combines five-year Madeira, a strawberry-basil soda, and sparkling wine so good you’ll feel like you’re sipping it from a beach in Mexico.
Blood Orange Sparkler
Hay-Adams Rooftop Terrace, 800 16th St NW
A crowd favorite, this is ideal for the later months of summer because of its 1-2 punch of sweet and tart in the ingredients – blood orange juice, Martini Rosso vermouth, simple syrup and a splash of prosecco.
Dram & Grain, 2007 18th St NW
With a taste made for summer, this cocktail combines rum, honey, lime and sparkling wine to leave you feeling satisfied.
Legal Sea Foods, 704 7th St NW
Summer isn’t quite summer without sangria to sip on – garnished with strawberries, this drink includes Bombay Sapphire, Moscato, and Skyy Wild Strawberry Vodka paired with lemon sour mix, leaving a refreshing fruity taste to linger.
The Graham Bourbon Shandy
The Graham Georgetown, 1075 Thomas Jefferson St NW
A darker-colored cocktail with bite, this combines bourbon, ginger, Lienenkugel summer shandy, and fresh orange.