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Buzzed: Yellow Cab at Creme
Buzzed is a new feature where we scout out Washington’s most interesting drinks. This week: the Yellow Cab, a martini made with … . brandy? By Marissa Conrad
Comments () | Published October 23, 2007

The spot: Creme Cafe and Lounge, 1322 U St., NW; 202-234-1884.
The drink: Yellow Cab (Navan vanilla-infused Cognac shaken with pineapple and fresh lime).
The price: $8.

First impression: Deliciously vanilla—like drinking the scent of cupcakes in the oven.

Last impression: Somewhere on this trip, the Cognac stiffed the cabbie, leaving the (very sweet) pineapple to fend for itself. Tasty, but it could have been a glass of straight-up Dole pineapple juice. A little less sweetness and some more subtlety would have taken this Yellow Cab a long way. But it’s not worth running to flag this drink down.

Grade: B.


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