Friday, January 6, 2012
I Adour Bubbles
The St. Regis in DC is located mere blocks from the White House, but until recently, when I was looking for an elegant, yet classical Washingtonian cocktail experience, I would think Hay Adams or (the recently redone) Jefferson. But on the first day of 2012 I discovered the ornate, laid-back Adour bar and its master mixtress of cocktails, Jane.
Since today marks the end of a characteristically frantic week back at work after a holiday, I wanted to share a bubbly unique escape that will help you unwind into the weekend. Adour's signature cocktail (pictured above) centers on hand-crafted Cointreau pearls. These delicate orbs float majestically through crisp, bubbly prosecco. The real magic here comes when the pearl bursts on your tongue providing a sweet edge to the subtle prosecco. This bubbles on bubbles beverage is a sure cure for the January blues. At $16 it is an affordable indulgence, especially when you compare it to the cost of cocktails at the St. Regis in NYC where pricetags swell into the mid 20's
And while these bubbles may go to your head, make sure you look directly upward from that mesmerizing potion. Those square carvings on the ornate ceiling are actually angels with wings. . So take flight on a cocktail journey that won't let you down.