1) At vermouth-crazy Nido (2214 Rhode Island Ave., NE), cinnamon-scented Vya Sweet—a fortified wine made with muscat grapes—is blended with fresh OJ.
2) Dan Searing’s burnt-sugar old fashioned has been a Room 11 (3234 11th St., NW) staple since the place opened. It’s mixed with caramelized West Indies sugar, Kentucky whiskey, and bitters.
3) Wake up with a zinger at Blue Duck Tavern (1201 24th St., NW): The Cafe Park is part iced espresso, part Grand Marnier, and all energizing after short-rib hash.
4) At Republic (6939 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park), the Localist highlights DC’s Green Hat gin, Maryland-made Bee George honey, lemon, and candied grapefruit.
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