Papa Porteño – $5

A well-balanced, tropical, inviting cocktail from Del Campo (Washington, DC); the Papa Porteño combines rum, grilled grapefruit juice, lime juice, maraschino liqueur, pineapple syrup, and grapefruit bitters — garnished with a grilled pineapple wedge. Happy hour pricing is in effect from 4pm to 7pm during which signature cocktails are only […]

Ancient Mariner

Wow; that’s about all I can say about the presentation of the Ancient Mariner at The Passenger (Washington, DC). This is a cocktail that one of their mixologists, Claire, recommended and the beautiful Hawaiian flower was the perfect garnish for this classic Tiki drink. Traditionally made with two rums (different […]

Blackstrap & Switchel – $7

From Southern Efficiency (DC); Blackstrap & Switchel is a great combo of blackstrap rum, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and ginger. Served in a jar! Exceptionally good cocktail, especially for the price. And, the apple cider vinegar gave me a ‘perceived wellness’ feel since it’s known to balance the body’s […]

Ancient Mariner – $11

‘Last on the List’ at Saison (Richmond, VA). The Ancient Mariner (in the tall glass) is a refreshing Tiki classic with a touch of island spice: Jamaican Rum, Rhum Agricole, lime, grapefruit, allspice and a ton of crushed ice. Think of it as a great tropical cocktail with a hint […]

El Presidente – $9

Simple and elegant, this Founding Farmers craft cocktail is a combination of Appleton White Rum, lime, pineapple, and house-made grenadine served in a coup glass. Hint: shaking pineapple juice delivers a delicious foam that definitely enhances cocktail presentation.