kelly magyarics

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Maple and Pecan in a glass

Here is some information about Amber Liqueur I received today. I haven't tried it yet, but it sounds very intriguing (though I have to admit that based on the flavor profile (maple and pecan), it seems more fitting for a fall or winter drink than one for the heat of summer.) But the cocktail recipes sound tasty--especially "Amber Lace," and I'm willing to keep an open mind. There are a lot of DC bars offering free samples in the coming weeks:

Is the summer heat getting to you? If you’re ready to cool down after work over cocktails with some friends, AMBER Liqueur is offering new, exciting cocktails at some of the coolest bars/restaurants in DC. Forget all about the humidity as you sip a chilled cocktail made with AMBER Liqueur, a seductive and wholly unique liqueur that boasts flavors of maple and pecan. Only available in six select cities, AMBER Liqueur is creating quite the stir in the DC lounge and bar scene.

Sample Cocktails:

Amber Lace
2 oz Amber
4 oz club soda
¼ oz raspberry liqueur
Fresh lemon

Amber Sour
2 oz Amber
Fresh lemon juice
Fresh orange juice

Amber Julep
1 oz Amber
1 oz The Macallan 12 Years Old
Fresh mint leaves

A selection of AMBER cocktails will be offered at the following DC-area lounges. Stop by and cool off with an AMBER cocktail:

July 11th –
Happy Hour at:
Bobby Van’s Grill – 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
1201 New York Avenue NW
202.589.1504

July 12th –
Happy Hour at:
Mezza Luna – 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1140 19th Street NW
202.429.8889

District Chophouse – 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
509 7th Street NW
202.347.3434

Bar Promotions at:
Nathan’s – 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3150 M Street NW
202.338.2000

July 13th –
Happy Hour at:
H2O – 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
800 Water Street SW Waterfront
202.484.6300

The Bottom Line – 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1716 I Street NW
202.298.8488

Bar Promotions at:
Lucky Strike – 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gallery Place – 701 Seventh Street NW
202.347.1021

Panache – 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
1725 Desales Street NW
202.293.7760

July 19th –
Happy Hour at:
The Guard’s – 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2915 M Street NW
202.965.2350

July 25th –
Happy Hour at:
Clydes (Gallery Place) – 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
707 7th Street NW
202.349.3700

My Brother’s Place – 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
237 Second Street NW
202.347.1350

Bar Promotions at:
Fly Lounge – 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
1802 Jefferson Place NW
202.828.4433

Lima – 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1401 K Street NW
202.789.2800

July 26th –
Happy Hour at:
The Front Page – 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1333 New Hampshire Avenue NW
202.296.6500

July 27th –
Happy Hour at:
M&S Grill – 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
600 13th Street NW
Washington, DC
202.347.1500

Busboys & Poets – 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
2021 14th Street NW
202.387.7638

Bar Promotions at:
Avenue – 10:00 pm - 1 am
649 New York Avenue NW
202.347.8100