kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


Featured Cocktail: Kegged Lemonades at Kapnos

lemonades_at_Kapnos[1]  Last week I went to check out Mike Isabella's new Greek hotspot Kapnos. Beyond the awesome wine list, which has so many of Greece's greatest hits that I had the chance to try during my trip there last year, beverage director Taha Ismail offers up three kegged lemonades. Available by the glass for $11, or the pitcher for $42, the three offerings are aromatic, fresh and vibrant, not to mention low alcohol libations that are perfect thirst quenches for the warmer weather. Gin Lemonade also features Batavia Arrack, honey and thyme, topped with soda and grilled lemon; Skinos Lemonade mixes the Greek liqueur with watermelon, tarragon and lemon; and Rum Lemonade combines it with lemon verbena tea, lemon, cane syrup and Angostura Bitters.

(While you are there, don't miss the Papadapolous cocktail ($12), with Skinos, HUM Liqueur, grapefruit, lime, maple and Burlesque Bitters. Both the HUM and the grapefruit lend an intriguing subtle florality. Yum.)