Thursday, April 2, 2015

Celebrate Cherry Blossom with The Rye Bar's Yuujou Cocktail

Yuujou Cocktail

From our friends at The Rye Bar...

Celebrate Cherry Blossom with The Rye Bar's Yuujou Cocktail (priced at $16 at The Rye Bar), a creation of beloved D.C. bartender Angel Cervantes to toast this remarkable Festival. Angel was inspired to create this drink by the great friendship between Japan and D.C., and the historic planting of cherry trees in the capital city which originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. The Yuujou Cocktail - yuujou translates to friendship - also contains ingredients derived from D.C. and Japan to make it doubly meaningful when enjoying this refreshing beverage.

Mix all the following ingredients well in a shaker...

•  1 oz 12 year Hibiki Japanese whiskey
•  1 oz Greenhat gin (made in DC)
•  1/4 oz Fresh lime juice
•  1/4 oz Lavender infused simple syrup
•  1/4 oz Hum Liquore
•  1 Egg white

Pour 1 oz of water into a cup and let it freeze it. Pour the drink mixture over the ice. Shake it all together and let the foam rise to the top. Then garnish with a Cherry Blossom flower and you have your own ideal beverage to toast the Cherry Blossom season!

If you would like to combine your culinary nod to Cherry Blossom  with D.C. experiences, then look no further than Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown’s “Cherry Blossom Package:” which includes:

•  Luxurious Superior Room accommodations for two nights.

•  One breakfast at The Grill Room for two persons (dishes crafted by James Beard award-winning chef, Frank Ruta)

•  A private Segway tour for two through the Tidal Basin, National Mall, the United States Capitol Building, the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial where guests can get off as they please to walk among the cherry blossom trees.

•  To top it all off, partake in a private professional photography session with the cherry blossoms as your stunning backdrop that will be framed and packaged upon checkout of the hotel.

Each room and suite includes daily afternoon amenities, evening turndown service, wireless internet and a refreshment center stocked with complimentary soft drinks, juices, coffee and bottled water.

This package is valid until April 12, 2015, in conjunction with the expected bloom dates of these beautiful trees. Rates begin at $995.00 per night. Reservations must be made 5 days in advance and are subject to the Tour Guide’s availability. For reservations call toll free: (855) 922-7355 or visit