From Black’s Bar & Kitchen (Bethesda, MD); The Sportster is a combination of Bulleit Rye Whiskey, apricot liqueur, St. Germaine, and lemon juice. Despite being a lover of all things citrus (and lemon is one of my favorite things), this cocktail was out of balance and too lemony even for me. It’s a shame that the star (the whiskey) was hidden in a deep dark corner, used only as an after-thought to the lemon and apricot. But, I did leave wondering how this cocktail got it’s name (bet that’s an interesting story)?
On the bright side, if you’re looking for a great glass of wine, delicious oysters, and/or a scrumptious filet mignon, Black’s Bar & Kitchen is a must visit. I was fortunate to try two different styles of Pouilly-Fumé Sancerre paired with a sampling of oysters. The Old Black Salts from Virginia (meaty, salty, and large) and the Hammersley from Washington (big but more subtle than the Black Salts) were my favorites. Cheers!