Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Summer Cocktails Make Their Debut at Knightsbridge Restaurant Group

Amari Cup at Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca

From our friends at the Knightsbridge Restaurant Group...

Ashok Bajaj of Knightsbridge Restaurant Group is pleased to introduce new summer cocktails to his district restaurants. As summer heats up, guests can enjoy cooling cocktails featuring seasonal ingredients and craft spirits. First up is The Bombay Club, located at 815 Connecticut Avenue, NW. Guests can enjoy new summer cocktails such as the Divya, rosemary-infused gin, cherry liqueur and lemon soda; the Amrita, Malibu, apricot brandy and pineapple juice; the Chameli, Champagne, St. Germaine and lemon twist, as well as the All Spice Manhattan, bourbon whisky, sweet vermouth and bitter truth dram. All cocktails are priced at $12 each at The Bombay Club. For reservations or additional information, please call (202) 659-3727 or visit http://www.bombayclubdc.com/.

Rasika Penn Quarter, located at 633 D Street, NW, will showcase new Indian-inspired summer cocktails such as the Highland Hopper, Glenmorangie 10 year single malt, apricot liqueur, lemon and IPA; Kerala Kollins, Absolut Elyx vodka, coconut liqueur and pineapple-sage gastrique, and the Delhi Daiquiri, Papa’s Pilar blonde rum, Kummel, ginger beer and lime juice. Guests can also enjoy Rasika classics such as Ginger-Pom Pisco Sour, Kappa Pisco, Domaine de Canton, lemon, pomegranate and egg; a Champagne Cocktail, Prosecco, ginger syrup and candied ginger, and the Chili Gin Fizz with green chili infused Beefeater gin, lime, sugar and egg. All cocktails range in price from $12 to $14 at Rasika Penn Quarter. For reservations or additional information, please call (202) 637-1222 or visit http://www.rasikarestaurant.com/.

The authentic Italian eatery, Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca, located at 1100 New York Avenue, NW (corner of 12th and H Streets, NW) will celebrate the return of summer with newly added cocktails such as Amari Cup, Averna, Fernet-Branca, lemon juice, lime juice, muddled cucumber and Amalfi lemon soda, and the Garibaldi Royale, Amaro Montenegro, “Fluffy” orange juice and angostura bitters. Guests also wont want to pass up old favorites such as the Vespa with Tito’s, Bombay Sapphire, Cochi Americano, orange bitter and ginger, and the Negro Sbagliato with Campari, Cocchi Rosso and Prosecco. Cocktails range in price from $12 to $14 at Bibiana. For reservations, please call (202) 216-9550 or visit www.bibianadc.com.

The Oval Room, located just steps from the White House at 800 Connecticut Avenue, NW, has added six new summer cocktails to its drink menu, perfect for a refreshing visit to outdoor patio. Guests can sip on signature cocktails such as the Garden Mule with Bluecoat Gin, thyme, lime and ginger beer; Heart of Darkness with Kraken spiced rum, Cynar, Campari, Lucano Amaro, lime and nutmeg; Just Ask with Absolut Elyx vodka, strawberry, cucumber and mint; Twist in the Tail, Korbel brandy, island spices, lime and orange; Midnight Margarita with tequila, lime, Kahlua and a cayenne salt rim, as well as the Imperial Oasis with Barr Hill gin, green tea, caraway, fennel, coriander and cardamom. Cocktails are priced at $12 at The Oval Room. For more information and reservations, please call (202) 463-8700 or visit www.ovalroom.com.

Ardeo+Bardeo, located at 3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW, has added some seasonal libations for guests to enjoy on its popular rooftop deck this summer. Priced at $12 each, highlights include the Arsonist with Four Roses bourbon, Montelobos mezcal, habanero and lemon; the Bleu Belle with Bluecoat gin, fresh grapefruit, lemon and ginger syrup; From Russia With Love with Stoli Peach vodka, St. Germain, sparkling wine and lime; Hearts of Pom with Prosecco, Tito's vodka, pomegranate and grapefruit, as well as the Botanist with Hendrick's gin, St. Elder, muddled cucumber, basil and lemon. For more information and reservations, please call (202) 244-6750 or visit www.ardeobardeo.com.

701 Restaurant, located at 701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, boasts an array of wines by the glass, beers and artisanal cocktails for patrons to enjoy this summer. New handcrafted cocktails have also been added to the menu with standouts such as The Big Lebowski, vanilla-infused vodka, house-made Kahlua, stout syrup, cream and chocolate shavings; Mai Black Tie, spiced black strap rum, Fernet-Vallet, lime, pistachio orgeat and orange oleo-saccharum, and the Dutch Punch, house spiced-rum, apricot, orange juice, lemon and bitters, as well as old favorites such as the Cure Royale with Prosecco, Lillet Blanc and blackberry liquor; the Old Fashioned with McKenna 10yr bourbon and angostura bitters, and the Moscow Mule with Tito's vodka, ginger beer and lime. Cocktails are priced at $12 each at 701 Restaurant. Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling (202) 393-0701 or by visiting www.701restaurant.com.

At Rasika West End, located at 1190 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, guests can enjoy summer libations such as the Ankita, “Iced Masala Chai” vodka, Masala Chai tea and orange blossom water; the Shivani with beefeater gin, Tania’s tonic and rosewater; the Lalitha with Sailor Jerry’s spiced rum, fresh beet juice, Crème de Violette and fresh lime; Meera, a delightfully spicy, sweet, boozy, and refreshing mace-infused old fashioned, and the Sonam, gin, celery juice, fresh dill and fresh lime. Cocktails are priced at $12 each at Rasika West End. For reservations or additional information, please call (202) 466-2500 or visit www.RasikaRestaurant.com.

Guests can gather at Ashok Bajaj’s American brasserie, nopa Kitchen+Bar, located at 800 F Street, NW, for cooling cocktails such as the 800 F & Tonic with French dry gin and house-made tonic syrup with peppermint, liquorice, and clove; Tiny Bubbles with sparkling wine and pomegranate-orange flower nectar; Pennsylvania Punch with Dads Hat rye, Falernum, cranberry cocktail, pomegranate, and house-made ginger beer; the Hemingway with white rum, maraschino liquor, lime juice, and grapefruit, as well as their newest summer edition the Peach Daiquiri with El Dorado white rum, peach puree, honey and lime, served over crushed ice with an orchid garnish. Cocktails range in price from $10 to $14 at nopa Kitchen+Bar. Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling (202) 347-4667 or by visiting www.nopadc.com.