The District Martini


Union Station - Washington, DC











Some days you just need a good martini... Especially those of us here in Washington, DC - where every day can bring some new horror (or something to celebrate!)

If you have read our previous posts, you know we are fans of District Made Vodka made by One Eight Distilling right here in DC. This vodka has a nice herbal taste, which really gives depth to the martini. If you can't get this one, experiment with some of your local craft vodkas. We find that the big brands are just too bland for this cocktail (and frankly, for most other cocktails we make).

So here is our "District Martini" - dedicated to our (more than 650,000) fellow DC residents. Some of us are working on our tax returns this weekend, and while this is a frustrating exercise for everyone in the United States, those of us with no voting congressional representatives really need a drink after we are finished! Cheers!


The District Martini

2 1/2 oz. District Made Vodka
3/4 oz. Cointreau
1/2 oz. Dolin Blanc Vermouth
Couple dashes of Orange Bitters

Shake all ingredients well over ice, and strain into a well chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

The former "Tunicliff's Tavern" in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, Washington, DC


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