If you’re spending the 4th in the Nation’s Capital, and looking for something special to do, check out Charlie Palmer’s place. In addition to a 3-course menu for $35, Sommelier, Nadine Brown, and bartender, Tracy Kinneahan, created a cocktail salute to the USA.
The Patriot Fizz
1 part Stoli Blueberry Vodka
1 part cranberry juice
Splash of Chambord for color
Shake ingredients, pour into a tall glass, over ice. Top with Westport Rivers Sparkling Cuvée (any dry, sparkling brut wine, preferably American!)
Garnish with sun-ripened blueberries and half a strawberry
Charlie Palmer Steakhouse: Capitol Hill at 101 Constitution Ave., NW