Channel your inner mixologist and make yourself a creative drink this weekend. Today’s recipe comes from Bourbon Steak Co-Head Bartender Jamie MacBain, who coined his creation, “The Jefferson.” MacBain’s play on the Manhattan has become one of the restaurant’s most popular cocktails — and if you’ve seen how many cocktails Bourbon has on its menu, you know that’s quite the achievement.
Try it for yourself at home, or head into the restaurant (and have some duck fat fries too while you’re at it).
2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
Bourbon Steak’s The Jefferson Cocktail
2 oz Bulleit Bourbon (or any other dry 90 proof bourbon)
¾ oz Carpano Antica Vermouth
½ oz Creme de Mure (blackberry liqueur, not blackberry brandy)
1 dash Fee Bros. Old Fashioned bitters
Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass. Stir until well chilled. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Tricia is a native Washingtonian, born and raised in Columbia Heights. She loves DC so much that she was only able to leave the city for one year after college and immediately came running back. She’s lived in Navy Yard for the last few years and is excited to see all the new restaurants finally moving into the neighborhood. Tricia works in PR during the day, and spends her nights trying out new restaurants in DC with friends or watching The Good Wife, Scandal, Bones and Grey’s Anatomy. A couple of years ago Tricia decided to eat at all of the 100 Very Best Restaurants until she realized she would be old and broke by the time she finished. Unfortunately, part of that fate might still come true due to her obsession with Uber.