Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Olympics Alert: Best DC Bars to Toast the Winners

From our friends at Avuá Cachaça...

The world is tuned into the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which means everyone is drinking Brazil’s national spirit - cachaça. Avuá Cachaça, a small-batch, single estate-sourced cachaça, has compiled a Washington, DC guide for where to watch the games with Olympic-inspired cocktails in hand.

Following is a local list of restaurants and bars that are offering Avuá Cachaça cocktails throughout the Summer Games.

• Alfie’s
3301 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20010 ((202) 853-3901,

Go Thai for Friday date night and watch the final Equestrian games on Aug 19th. Enjoy a cachaça cocktail with an Asian-twist, created by head barman, Fabian Malone - Dude Where's My Bikeshare (Avuá Prata Cachaça , cardamom seeds, simple syrup, lime juice, pineapple juice, rye whiskey, aromatic bitters.)

• Del Campo
777 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 ((202) 289-7377,

This South American eatery takes Brazil’s national cocktail to another level with a Rosemary Caipirinha (Avuá Amburana Cachaça, rosemary lime ice, honey, lemon syrup), made with bright flavors. Celebrate the last night of Men’s and Women’s track and field on August 21st, with Del Campo’s Avuá Cachaça Caipirihna variation.

• Fainting Goat
1330 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 ((202) 735-0344,

In need of a destination to watch the Diving finals on August 20th? This evocative gastropub is serving delicious and refreshing cachaça cocktail, O Summer Where Art Thou (Avuá Amburana Cachaça, blueberry, lemon, star anise) for you to toast the athletes during the final dives.

• Graffiato
707 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 ((202) 289-3600,

Bite into artisanal pizzas and enjoy Summer Games Drink specials up until August 21st. Medal-worthy cocktails include; Hottest Spot North of Havana (Avuá Prata Cachaça, passion fruit, demerara, nutmeg, lime), Swipe Right to Lochte (Avuá Oak Cachaça, cantaloupe, lime, vanilla, basil), and the Wet Hot American Summer (Avuá Amburana Cachaça, demerara, blackberry, lime.)

• Macon Bistro & Larder
5520 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015 ((202) 248-7807,

Watch the Volleyball Finals on August 21st at this Chevy Chase neighborhood favorite and enjoy cocktails through August 21 in honor of Brazil’s national spirit, cachaca. Beverage director Andra “AJ” Johnson created Lighting the Torch (Avuá Oak Cachaça, bourbon, grenadine, pineapple juice) and Blonde Mahogany (Avuá Amburana Cachaça, Cointreau, Velvet Falernum, Lillet Blanc, oranges, mint, honey, barrel-aged orange bitters, soda water.)