Buzzed: Champagne Cocktail at Cork
Buzzed is a feature where we scout out Washington’s most interesting drinks. This week, we try out a custom-made champagne cocktail at Cork.
The Spot: Cork wine bar; 1720 14th St., NW; 202-265-2675; corkdc.com
The drink: a summer Champagne cocktail composed of sparkling ginger wine, lychee liqueur, Campari, and lemon juice. There’s no name for the drink because it was custom-tailored, as are all cocktails created by Cork’s ambitious mixologists. I requested a sparkling-wine cocktail to fit with the 80-degree temperatures, and this is what I received.
The price: $10
First impression: Dazzling. Peach-tinted bubbles prop up the curl of lemon rind that floats atop the flute. Once you lose the mesmerized stare and take the first sip, a perfumed flavor swirls among the refreshing ginger wine. Notes of citrus slip in, too. It’s calming and thirst-quenching amid the bustle and ever-swinging door of Cork’s scene.
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