You Can Drink Your Bloody Mary Where the Vodka Is Made

You Can Drink Your Bloody Mary Where the Vodka Is Made
Photo by Scott Suchman.

Booze rarely feels like the star of a Bloody Mary, but a brunch-cocktail tour of Ivy City’s distilleries might make you think differently. In the bright, airy tasting room at Republic Restoratives (1369 New York Ave., NE), the cocktail menu changes with the seasons, but you can usually count on a fresh-horseradish Bloody or a Civic Crush with squeezed-to-order orange juice and Cointreau—both include Civic vodka, produced mere feet away. About once a month, the distillery hosts brunch collaborations with other local producers, such as Confluence Coffee Co. and Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.

A short walk away at Jos. A. Magnus & Co. distillery (2052 West Virginia Ave., NE), the cocktail menu rotates monthly, but a recent riff on a Bloody included its jerk-spiced Royal Seal vodka, tomatillo juice, fresh herbs, and a jerk-spiced jerky garnish.

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Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.