The true cocktail aficionado values a well-mixed drink as much as the glass its served in. At , a culinary cocktail lab in Washington, DC, equal care is paid to both. The new space is part of restaurant, , and serves as an inspiration and testing site for his upcoming restaurants and projects. Here, guests choose from a seasonal menu of over 100 drinks, classified by spirit, served in pieces from an extensive collection of vintage glassware dating back to the 1930s. Highlights include updated versions of the classics — Mai Tais, Whiskey Sours, and Margaritas — as well as more daring concoctions such as the Jersey Lightning with apple-jack, peach brandy, egg, lime, sugar, and a squirt of seltzer. All drinks are served with ice cut the old-fashioned way, with a handsaw, and bar snacks from minibar's kitchen are readily available. Andrés partnered with architect and architecture and design firm to create a sophisticated space — sleek white pod counters juxtaposed with a display of charming vintage glassware, barware, and books. 's cactus sofa and fruit ottomans offer a variety of seating — and the perfect garnish for the space.
855 E Street NW. Washington DC, 202-393-4451