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Today in things-you-can-drop-a-hundred-dollars-on-in-the-District: childhood nostalgia. barmini by José Andrés rolled out a playful new cocktail flight this week that attempts to capture the feeling of Saturday mornings spent watching cartoons and eating cereal as well as the wonder that comes from seeing magic tricks.
To make the Lunch Punch, pictured above, mixologists at the experimental cocktail lab stir together brandy, lemon, cherry heering, Darjeeling tea, and milk. It also arrives with a few super ’90s props that will keep you occupied if your date’s dull or you
For $95 per person, you can order a flight that includes the Lunch Punch and half-portions of the six cocktails listed below:
Jarmini Genever, Pedro Ximenez sherry, carrot, ginger, sugar snap pea espuma
Gotta Catch’em All Mezcal, gin or aquavit, lime, rose vermouth, Poké ball
Down the Rabbit HoleGin, orange, peach, maple, vanilla, tea pot
AbracadabraHoney vodka, Singani, coconut, lemongrass, magic
Saturday Morning Cartoons Brandy, Angostura cereal, caramelized milk, vanilla, cartoons
If You Build It…. Mezcal, lemon, ginger, Barmini Amaro Blend, LN2 (liquid nitrogen)
To make a reservation, book the “barmini flight experience” on this page. It will be available through the spring.
barmini, 501 9th St. NW; (202) 393-4451; minibarbyjoseandres.com/barmini
New Washington City Paper owner Mark Ein named Andrés a “friend of City Paper” when he purchased the paper in early January. City Paper maintains full separation between business and editorial content.