Thursday, March 3, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Cocktails for Macon Bistro & Larder

Smoke Me Out

From our friends at Macon Bistro & Larder...

Macon Bistro & Larder Adds Six New Chartreuse Cocktails to Its Menu in Honor of St. Patrick’s Day

Beverage Director Andra “AJ” Johnson of Macon Bistro & Larderlocated at 5520 Connecticut Avenue, NW is pleased to debut six cocktails incorporating Green Chartreuse and Yellow Chartreuse in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The new collection of cocktails will be divided into two groups: “Tried & True,” or classic cocktails, and “New School,” concoctions created by Johnson. These special libations will be available St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Thursday, March 17th through Sunday, March 20th. The seasonal featured cocktail list will also be available upon request. Additionally, Patrick Owens, brand ambassador for Chartreuse, will be at the restaurant on Thursday, March 17th from 6 PM to 11 PM to educate guests about the spirit, and hand out samples.

“New School” cocktail offerings available this St. Patrick’s Day include the Light My Fire with The 86 Co.’s Tequila Cabeza, Yellow Chartreuse, lemon juice, Bittermens Hellfire Bitters and a Cappelletti Red aperitivo float, garnished with a lemon peel; Pot 'O Gold with The 86 Co. Aylesbury Duck Vodka, Green Chartreuse, Nonino Amaro, Bauchant orange liqueur, served with a house-made candied ginger garnish; Smoke Me Out, Fidencio Mezcal, Pig's Nose blended scotch whiskey, Yellow Chartreuse, barrel-aged bitters; Double Etendre, Damoiseau VSOP French Rhum, Rujero Bolivian Singani, Yellow Chartreuse, Green Chartreuse and Bittermens Elemukule Tiki bitters, garnished with nutmeg and a cherry. “Tried & True”, classic cocktails, include The Last Word, Edinburgh Gin, Green Chartreuse, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur and lime juice, garnished with a lemon peel, as well as the Bijou, Edinburgh Gin, Green Chartreuse and orange bitters, garnished with lemon peel. Cocktails are priced at $14 each.

Chartreuse is a French liqueur, which has been made by the Carthusian Monks since 1737. It gets its name to the color chartreuse, which was first used as a term of color in 1884, and is one of a handful of liqueurs that continues to age and improve in the bottle. Green Chartreuse (100 proof or 55%) is a naturally green liqueur made from 130 herbs and plants macerated in alcohol and steeped for eight hours, while Yellow Chartreuse (80 proof or 40%) has a milder and sweeter flavor and aroma.

Macon Bistro & Larder is located at 5520 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015. The restaurant is open for dinner, Tuesday through Thursday, from 5 PM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday, from 5 PM to 11 PM, and Sunday, from 5 PM to 10 PM. Brunch is served on Sunday, from 10 AM to 2 PM. The Larder opens at 2 PM daily, and the bar opens at 4 PM daily. For reservations please call (202) 248-7807 or visit