Friday, April 15, 2011

Sippin' Like the Southern Belle I am NOT

Eating Around DC is a born and bred true blue Yankee.  But let's face it, DC is well below the Mason Dixon line, and I will readily admit I do sometimes enjoy southern-style delights.  Last Friday I found just the springtime elixir to make me relax (for just a passing moment) like a southerner--the peach mint julep at the Degrees Lounge at the Georgetown Ritz Carlton.

This potent concoction of bourbon, mint, peach puree, and a touch of unrefined sugar is smooth and refreshing, and carries just the right hint of sweetness.  After one silky sip, I was able to easily settle into the plush burgundy arm chair and contemplate the important things in life, like: what am I going to do for the rest of the weekend?  

And to munch on a classed-up take on the s'more.  Yes please!  This gooey, rich, and complimentary dessert treat is available between 6:30 - 7:00pm.  And I have no doubt that folks with a sweet tooth--who hail from north or south of the Mason Dixon line--will enjoy this one.

The one flaw in this cocktail fueled escape (if there is one) is the price: the peach mint julep will set you back $15 before tax and tip.  So if you are feeling a little crunched after filing your taxes this weekend, stop by early instead and enjoy some of the other libations at the Rendezvous at The Ritz happy hour, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. nightly where you will find vastly reduced prices--half-priced cocktails and appetizers and select wines by the glass for $6 and beer for $3.

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