West End Cocktail Guide – Where to Craft the Perfect Evening

Lifestyle | January 22, 2019

Life in the West End is abundant in culture, entertainment, and every now and again, the perfect cocktail. Of course, you can always head to your favorite neighboring watering hole for a classic martini, Old Fashioned, or a glass of Chianti Classico, but some moments are better paired with a novelty libation. We’ve found the most perfectly crafted cocktails in the West End so that you can have an inspired evening at a moment’s notice.

The infamous Watergate Hotel is home to The Next Whiskey Bar, an intimate and visually stunning bar that is home to intriguing 20th-century-inspired cocktails. The space is ideal for a night of dressing up with your best with friends and feeling like you’re in a different, possibly more glamourous, period in history for the evening. We recommend ordering the ‘Beast of Burden’, a shareable cocktail composed of Bulleit Bourbon, strawberry, Earl Grey vermouth, lemon, and seltzer.

For a chilly winter night when the word ‘cozy’ is especially appealing, look no further than the ultimate fine American cuisine spot, Blue Duck Tavern. It’s refined, inventive, and always interesting. We recommend going with your significant other and ordering a cocktail we are almost positive you’ve never tasted before — the ‘Sweetie Pie’. The name is endearing but the ingredients, sweet potato, cinnamon pisco, egg white, house marshmallow puree, and lemon — are irresistible.

Rasika is possibly the best Indian food one can find in Washington, D.C., and it’s right outside our door. The interiors are dramatic, warm, and inviting. We recommend going there for a pre-Kennedy Center show drink and ordering the ‘Ankita’, a cocktail infused with flavors from India. What you can expect is a subtle, yet flavorful blend of vodka, iced masala chai tea, and orange blossom water.

No matter where you decide to spend your evening in the West End, a perfect cocktail pairing awaits you. Living at the Apartments at Westlight offers modern spaces, endless amenities, and a lifestyle that blends perfect with your already artfully curated life. Learn more today by contacting us.

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