Capitol Cocktails

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In her continued exploration of “all things cocktail”, Victoria Vergason authored Capitol Cocktails. This paperback book, which aims to place DC among those cities recognized as cocktail kingdoms, explores the renaissance taking place in DC’s cocktail world and showcases all aspects of the capital area’s local cocktail culture. A collection of 28 recipes from 24 of the area's best bartenders are included in the book, each with a unique DC twist and featuring glassware from The Hour.  It also includes the bartenders' choices for the best local spirits and their favorite places to purchase fresh local ingredients.  The restaurants, bars and lounges where the bartenders work or where they craft cocktail programs are also highlighted.

Whether a resident of the area or an out-of-town guest visiting our beautiful nation's capital, Victoria hopes this book inspires you to explore D.C.'s cocktail world or to concoct one of Capitol Cocktails delicious recipes at home. As author and cocktail enthusiast Bernard DeVoto said more than a half-century ago, "may six o'clock never find you alone.”