Thursday, May 9, 2013

Drinking to the Cicadas

Ok, the Cicadas are coming and there is nothing we can do about it.  In an attempt to help ease the stress or disgust these little critters will no doubt bring to many of us, a few of our favorite downtown restaurants and bars have gone about introducing Cicada inspired spirits.

Kramerbooks is offering an elixir of Jack Daniels, Amaretto and Cream garnished with two cleaned, candied cicadas on toothpicks.

Degrees Bar in Georgetown's Ritz Carlton combined Vodka, pineapple juice, a splash of Blue Curacao and a large red cherry resembling a cicada's an eye.

The Lobby Lounge of the Fairmont Hotel is serving a  “They’re Back Tini”  consisting of Vodka, sour apple liqueur, Cointreau and fruit juice, served with a pair of earplugs.   -personally, I think this would be the best value!

And while we are naming drinks, "The Bug Juice Martini" at Helix Lounge is Bacardi Limon, cranberry juice, sour mix and Sprite, served with a sparkly plastic insect.

A couple other fun facts, the last time we had the 17 year visitors, President Clinton was running for his second term and the Macarena was the number 1 song.  Oh how times have changed!