Monday, May 01, 2006

A Den of Tranquility

If you find yourself in the Nation’s Capital, and feel like stylishly lounging in a relaxed atmosphere, Topaz may be the place for you. Sink into purple velvet banquettes or groove to an international selection of acid jazz. The ‘Urban-Asian’ themed cocktail menu is customized for those who do yoga at sunrise, yet party ‘til dawn.

Organic White Cosmo
1 oz. Hangar (organic) vodka
¾ oz.triple sec
Splash organic white cranberry juice
Freshly squeezed lime
Dried cranberries

Pour vodka, triple sec and juice, over ice, into shaker. Mix. Pour into chilled martini glass. Add lime juice. Garnish with dried cranberries, ‘lounging’ at the bottom of the glass.

Lavender Karma
1 ½ oz. Vodka
1 oz. *Lavender-infused simple syrup
1 oz. Sour mix
Candied lemon garnish

Pour ingredients, over ice into shaker. Mix. Pour into chilled martini glass.

*(Lavender-infused simple syrup: Dissolve ½ cup of sugar into 1 cup of water. Add lavender seeds. Boil ‘til syrupy, about 20 minutes)

Happy Hour: Mon – Sat, 5 – 7 pm. Half-priced drink specials include the signature “Blue Nirvana.”

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