Friday, July 21, 2017

Beat the Heat with Espita Mezcaleria’s New Whimsical Summer Cocktails

Strawberry Sotol at Espita Mezcaleria

From our friends at Espita Mezcaleria...

Espita Mezcaleria, the Southern Mexican-inspired restaurant located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC at 1250 9th Street, NW, is pleased to announce the introduction of eight new summer cocktails. Created by Beverage Director/Partner Megan Barnes and the Espita beverage team, each of these new libations incorporates fresh seasonal ingredients, small batch spirits, and creative flavor combinations. “The inspiration behind our summer cocktail menu was the Spanish colonization of Mexico,” says Barnes. “This season we’re introducing spirits such as rum and sherry to our mezcal cocktails, which allow us to have a lot of fun. Guests can anticipate tiki-style cocktails and garnishes, interesting riffs on classics as well as cocktails made using Mexico’s other spirit, sotol.”

New libations include Strawberry Sotol, served tall with strawberry, tarragon and sotol; Ginger & Cucumber with mezcal and cucumber slices; Cholo Y Chundo with mezcal, aged rum, pistachio cafe, pineapple, citrus, and served on the rocks; No Huevos Wey with espadin, rhum agricole, mango beer and "egg;" Santiago Sling with Cotton & Reed white rum, El Buho espadin, passion fruit, pineapple and lime; Left My Wallet In El Segundo with agave tequilana, aquavit, sherry, coriander and kaffir lime; This Is Not a Dirty Martini with espadin mezcal, sotol, génépy and verjus, and Conquistador with El Buho mezcal, manzanilla sherry, salted honey and Italian vermouth. Cocktails are priced from $12 to $15 and are available through Labor Day.

Espita Mezcaleria is located at 1250 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001. The restaurant is located two blocks from the Mt Vernon Square, 7th St-Convention Center Metro Station accessible on the Green and Yellow Lines. Happy Hour is offered exclusively at the bar Monday through Friday, from 5 PM to 7 PM; Saturday and Sunday, from 2:30 PM to 6 PM. Dinner is available Sunday, from 5 PM to 10 PM; Monday through Thursday, from 5 PM to 1 AM; Friday and Saturday, from 5 PM to 2 AM. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. For reservations or additional information, please call (202) 621-9695 or visit