I am so amped up. I wanted June’s Monthly Mashup to be about the best cocktails in the city. I just didn’t have time to figure out the arrangements. You know things like how many people would participate and how many Uber’s I’d have to get, who was going to be responsible for locating group members that got tipsy and lost at the previous venue. Ya know, normal stuff! But then I found out that on June 24th the Pisco Fest will be held!!!!! I mean this is PERFECT. So let me give you the scoop on what this is. Pisco is a potent South American brandy that is exported from Peru and is made from only certain varieties of grapes, which are fermented and distilled into a potent aguardiente. It is the essential ingredient in the now world famous cocktail, the pisco sour. The top mixologist in the city will be competing for your palate. I mean when you have Franklin Jones from The Gibson, then you know you are in for good times! The venue is very sexy and will be held on the rooftop of the Liaison Capitol Hill’s Hotel. Food will also be provided by the hotel’s awesome Art & Soul Restaurant.
Competing Mixologists include:
- Ronald Flores, Art & Soul
- Mary Kelly, Del Campo
- Jo-Jo Valenzuela, City Tap House
- Jon Arroyo, Farmers Fishers Bakers/Founding Farmers
- Jess Woods, Room 11
- Franklin Jones, The Gibson
The price for entry is $35 in advance and $45 at the door. Considering that is what you’d spend out at dinner with 2 drinks, I think this is a reasonable price. However, if enough of you J’adoredc followers intend to go, I can try to get a group rate. Let me know!
Pisco Fest: A Cocktail Competition
415 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001
Purchase tickets here: https://www.xorbia.com/e/wcp/piscofest/?referral=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egoogle%2Ecom%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26rct%3Dj%26q%3D%26esrc%3Ds%26frm%3D1%26source%3Dweb%26cd%3D1%26sqi%3D2%26ved%3D0CB0QFjAA%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwcp%2Exorbia%2Ecom%252Fpiscofest%26ei%3DFJikU9%5F2KoWpyATE7oHoDw%26usg%3DAFQjCNEzjeFsCBfVu1K%5FUzLGXZDYxD%2DDlQ%26sig2%3DFMgoTCaKiOAvLY5yO2og%5Fw%26bvm%3Dbv%2E69411363%2Cd%2EaWw