Subscribe Now »

Special Holiday Deal

Give the Gift of the

Give one person a magazine subscription for $29.95, and get each additional subscription for just $19.95.

Newsletters

Get Where+When delivered to your inbox every Monday and Thursday.

Buzzed: Mr. Brightside at Poste
Buzzed is a new feature where we scout out Washington’s most interesting drinks. This week: a fall cocktail at Poste Moderne Brasserie. By Emily Leaman
Comments () | Published October 23, 2007
The spot: Poste Moderne Brasserie, 555 Eighth St., NW; 202-783-6060

The drink
: Mr. Brightside (Grey Goose L’Orange and Lillet Rouge shaken with a splash of orange juice and finished with a dash of bitters)

The price: $10

First impression: Though one of Poste’s newest concoctions for the fall, Mr. Brightside looks like a fruity summertime refreshment. Served with an orange wedge, the vodka-and-vermouth-based cocktail gives off a light citrus scent. Unfortunately, the drink’s midsummer night’s dream doesn’t carried through to the taste: The first sip was disappointingly bland.

Last impression: The flavorlessness carried through to the end. Perhaps the alcohol-to-orange-juice ratio was off, but Mr. Brightside never seemed to have, well, a bright side. According to the bartender, this $10 drink is supposed to have a classic taste—but since when does “classic” mean boring?

Grade: C-

Poste’s new fall cocktail lineup also includes tea-infused cocktails such as the Chameleon (herbal tea mixed with Bombay Sapphire, lemon verbena, and club soda), Chai Tea-ni (featuring rum and milk served hot or cold), and 555 (a lemon “teaquila”). Others on the roster: Pear of Queens (pear purée mixed with rosemary and vodka) and Tango & Cash (Bacardi rum mixed with cashew and pineapple juices).

Categories:

Drinks Nightlife
Subscribe to Washingtonian

Discuss this story

Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question. The Washingtonian reserves the right to remove or edit content once posted.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Posted at 08:56 AM/ET, 10/23/2007 RSS | Print | Permalink | Comments () | Washingtonian.com Blogs