I am coming to DC on Thursday for four nights from Boston. I have already made restaurant reservations based on information I have read here.
Now I need information on the best places in DC for cocktails. I am looking for a place that does classic cocktails well. I am not talking about a Green Apple Martini or an "Absolute Cosmo". I am looking for someplace that can make me a Sazerac or a Jack Rose or a Red Hook or a Pisco Sour.
I read an article about the Town & Country at the Mayflower. Is this a place for cocktails?
Here's Agraria's classics menu. $12 each.
Tart, bitter, strong and flavorful is how we like our classics. If you’re looking for sweet and easy, ask your bartender for a non-traditional version.
Wild Turkey rye, Carpano Antica Formula vermouth, Angostura bitters,
garnished with a Kirsch-soaked cherry
The Martini ($2 supplemental)
Millers Westbourne Strength Gin, Vya dry vermouth, Fee Brothers orange bitters,
served with a pickle tray
Hennessey VS, Cointreau, lemon juice, simple syrup with a raw sugared rim
The Jack Rose
Laird’s apple jack, lemon juice, "American Beauty" grenadine
Patron Silver, Cointreau, fresh squeezed lime juice, with a salted rim
Millers Gin, Vya dry vermouth and Punt e Mes vermouth, fresh squeezed orange juice,
Regans orange bitters
Campari, Punt e Mes vermouth, soda water