ALEXANDRIA: Blackwall Hitch Ushers in Autumn with Seasonal Craft Cocktails
Blackwall Hitch, located on the waterfront in Old
Town, Alexandria, is debuting its new
seasonal cocktail list, just in time for autumn gatherings. Guests can
settle into Blackwall Hitch's 250-seat main dining room, with three
inviting bars indoors as well as one on the outdoor patio, and indulge
in seasonal craft cocktails, while savoring the excellent views of the
Potomac River. You can sip libations and enjoy complimentary live music
four nights a week showcasing both local and touring musicians. Live
music is available Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 PM to 1 AM, Thursdays from 9:30 PM to 1 AM, and Sundays from 10 AM to 3 PM.
New seasonal cocktails are prepared by Blackwall Hitch Annapolis General Manager Chris Bassett include Grapefruit Wine Crush with grapefruit vodka, Lillet Blanc, fresh grapefruit, and agave nectar; the Thyme is of the Effervescence with floral gin, seasonal cranberries, thyme, and topped with bubbles for a light refreshing winter hi-ball, and the Pear and Prosecco Smash with autumnal flavors of pear complemented with prosecco. Guests can also order modern spins on the classics such as theDirty Hitch with Ketel One vodka, olive juice, tabasco, and bleu cheese stuffed olives; theCherry Sage Manhattan with cherry and sage infused vermouth and rye whiskey for a seasonal take on the classic Manhattan; the Rum Raisin Old Fashioned with Flor de Cana five year rum and raisin syrup for a interesting flavorful twist on this traditional favorite; theSidecar, a liberal take on the traditional, using vanilla and habanero syrup for a little warming feeling, and the Figgy Mule with fig flavored vodka, lime, and ginger beer.
For those who are looking for a bold and adventurous experience, Blackwall Hitch offers some unique cocktails such as the Smokin’ Apples with smokey mezcal, Applejack brandy, cinnamon, and celery; theEarl’s Honey Toddy with Cognac, Honey Jack, and an Earl Grey syrup; Mulled Wine, a traditional cold weather drink with red wine, Armenian brandy, and winter spices; theLineman’s Coffee with Horchata, agave, pisco and coffee, topped with hazelnut cream, as well as the Burnt Sienna with rye whiskey and pumpkin liqueur, seasoned with blood orange bitters. Cocktails range in price from $12 to $14.