Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Espita Mezcaleria Debuts New Fall Cocktails Inspired by Modern Day Mexico

Los Olvidados (Photo: Patra Siriratpiriya)

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 fall cocktails. Created by Beverage Director/Partner Megan Barnes and the Espita beverage team, each of these new libations highlights autumnal flavors such as apple, allspice, and mulled wine. “The inspiration behind our fall cocktail menu was modern day Mexico, and Telenovelas,” says Barnes. “Mexico is fairly diverse with immigrants coming from Asia and Europe, so we wanted to incorporate a range of ingredients that reflected that. The names of our cocktails come from popular telenovelas, films and songs.”

New libations include Apple Coriander, served tall with espadin, Mexican rum, granny smith apples, ginger and coriander; Walnut & Wine with Paranubes Oaxacan rum, espadin mezcal, red wine and Nux Alpina walnut liqueur; Mariposa Traicionera, mezcal, Cardamaro, damson plum, vanilla and Fernet Francisco; Al Diablo con Los Guapos, espadin, Copper & Kings American apple brandy and spiced grenadine; El Tiempo No Perdona, Batavia Arrack, mezcal, Xtabentún, Honey Liqueur, peach and lemon, served tableside; Hombre Sin Nombre, mezcal, Cocchi Americano, pear, Suze and mint; Amor En Silencio, El Buho espadin, Cynar and Taylor’s Velvet Falernum, and Los Olvidados with Espadin, aged cachaça, plum wine, allspice dram and Corazón bitters. Cocktails are priced from $12 to $13 and are available through December 21st.

Additionally, Espita Mezcaleria has unveiled four new mezcal flights, priced from $25 to $35. Each flight comes with three one-ounce pours of mezcal, served with orange slices and Sal de Gusano.

Mezcales de la Casa: From the same Master Mezcaleros behind El Buho in Oaxaca, Espadin, Cuixe and Tepexate.

Rums of Mezcal: Offers flavors of caramel, vanilla, toasted oak and butterscotch, Siete Misterios Doba-Yej, Alipus San Juan and Mezcalero Special Bottling No. 2.

Bat Friendly: Bats are a major contributor to the preservation of the rich heritage of agave distillation.  Help the Tequila Interchange Project support bat-friendly mezcals that also taste amazing with Siembra Spirits Cenizo, Siembra Spirits Cupreata and Con Mateo Alto.

Pechuga: These three bottles stir up senses reminiscent of fall, of family, and all things we hold most deer, lamb and turkey, Don Mateo Pechuga, El Jolgorio Pechuga and Mayalen Pechuga.

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 http://espitadc.com.