Sunday, May 5, 2019

Legal Sea Foods & Legal Sea Bar Blossom into Spring with Refreshing New Cocktails

Legal Sea Foods' New York Sour (Photo: Brian Samuels)

From our friends at Legal Sea Foods...

Legal Sea Foods & Legal Sea Bar are pleased to welcome spring’s arrival with new tempting cocktails that stand up to warmer weather. Each libation is made from a variety of fresh seasonal ingredients. Pricing ranges from $10 to $13 for the new cocktails.
Legal Sea Foods renowned Raising the Bar program showcases the innovative take on the cocktail creation effort. Newcomers available exclusively at Legal Sea Bar which is situated within Union Station, include the Good Time Charlie with Tito’s handmade vodka, Campari, falernum, guava, lemon and soda; the Smokeshow Daiquiri with Plantation Stiggins Fancy pineapple rum, Del Maguey Vida mezcal, lime and Angostura bitters; the Gin-Gin Mule with Legal Sea Foods-curated St. George gin, mint, lime and ginger beer; the Vacation-Time Lemon Drop with citrus vodka, Malibu rum, spice box, lime and pineapple, and the Sea Bar Sangria with Spanish red wine, raspberry & citrus rums; Merlet Crème de Pêche, lemon-lime soda and fresh fruit.

New libations have also been added to the three Washington, DC area Legal Sea Foods locations and include the Cucumber-Habanero Margarita with Libélula Joven tequila, Tanteo Habanero tequila, cucumber, lime, lemon and agave; the New York Sour with Four Roses bourbon, lemon, sugar and red wine float; the Aperol Spritz with Aperol, prosecco, soda water and orange slices, as well as the Tito’s Mule with Tito’s handmade vodka, muddled lime and ginger beer.

Aperol Spritz (Photo: Brian Samuels)

Legal Sea Foods selection of house specialty cocktails also includes three different sangrias: Strawberry Sangria, strawberry vodka, Campari, Massenez Crème de Fraise des Bois, Moscato, botanicals, lemon and soda; Legal Sangria, Spanish red wine, Cruzan raspberry and citrus rums, Merlet Crème de Pêche, lemon-lime soda and fresh fruit, and the new Pineapple Sangria, Moscato, Malibu rum, Plantain Original dark rum, pineapple vodka, pineapple, lime and soda.

Blueberry Lemon Drop (Photo: Brian Samuels)

One can also sip Legal’s Blueberry Lemon Drop with Stoli Blueberi vodka, citrus vodka, botanicals, blueberry purée and lemon; Planter’s Punch with English Harbour 5 Year rum & Plantation Original dark rum, Marie Brizard Apry, falernum, pineapple, lime and Angostura bitters; Mojito with English Harbour 5 Year rum, mint, lime and soda; Improved Gin & Tonic with Citadelle gin, tonic, lemon and mint; Patrón Margarita Real with Patrón Reposado tequila, Patrón Citronge, lime and lemon juice, as well as the “Old Fashioned” Old Fashioned, Woodford Reserve bourbon, sugar, Angostura orange and Angostura aromatic bitters, and the Fresh Watermelon Crush, which combines Sobieski vodka, fresh watermelon and sugar.

The new “Raising the Bar” cocktails are available at 704 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 347–0007; 320 23rd Street South in Crystal City, Arlington, VA 22202, (703) 415-1200; at National Hall within Ronald Reagan National Airport at 2401 Smith Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202, (571) 551-5988, as well as the Legal Sea Bar location within Union Station, Washington, DC at 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 864-0401.

Sixty years ago, Legal Sea Foods opened as a fish market in Cambridge, MA and has since cast a wider net - now operating about thirty restaurants along the east coast as well as its own fish processing plant on Boston Harbor. Legal Sea Foods’ iconic tagline, “If it isn’t Fresh, it isn’t Legal!” speaks to its legendary fanaticism for seafood quality and safety. The restaurants serve over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish throughout the year; the menu highlights quintessential New England fare, including its famous New England Clam Chowder that has been served at every Presidential Inauguration since 1981. At the helm of the family owned restaurant group is Roger Berkowitz, a 2017 James Beard Award winner. For more information about Legal Sea Foods and its locations, please visit