Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Bastille Offers Patio Cocktails

From our friends at Bastille Restaurant & Wine Bar...

Al Fresco Sips

Bastille's patio cocktails

Now that warmer weather is here, Bastille's serenely comfortable patio, set back adjacent to the restaurant is a spot to enjoy dining and cocktails al fresco. Beverage manager, Michael Williams has crafted a variety of libations perfect for outdoor indulgence.

Among the selections:

"Loudoun County Daisy"
Daisies are among the first craft cocktails made in the US in the mid-to-late 19th century. Bastille’s version is made with Catoctin Creek Watershed Gin, house-made lime cordial, Liquore Strega (flavored with anise and saffron) and Peychaud’s Bitters with a splash of club soda added just before serving that adds verve to this zippy, refreshing, patio-friendly drink.

"Take Your Medicine"
Contrary to the ominous name, this cocktail is not only a mood-lifter, but almost addictive.  Malty Genever is the base, with fresh lemon and sweet, rich Crème de Mûre providing a fruity, refreshing lift. Bona Gentiane Quina adds complexity and a very slight bitterness that keeps this drink grounded. Fluffy organic egg white adds texture to this striking cocktail; perfect for evenings on a festively lit patio.

"People of the Sun"
This drink transports its sippers to the tropics. Zingy passion fruit, juicy mandarin liqueur from the locally made Don Ciccio e Figli, chipotle infused vodka, and smoky Mezcal infuse frothy egg white with exotic flavors. It’s like a ‘patio vacation.’

These cocktails are perfect with some small plates or a full meal from Bastille’s contemporary French menu, and of course, can be enjoyed indoors at Bastille as well.

Bastille is now open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 AM until 10 PM, and Sunday 11:30 AM until 9 PM serving brunch, lunch, dinner and all day dining with café and bar menu offered. The restaurant is located in The Asher at 606 N. Fayette Street in Alexandria, Virginia. For reservations and further information, log into www.bastillerestaurant.com or call (703) 519-3776.