September 15, 2016
BAR PILAR & THE WEEKLY STANDARD TOAST TO CAMPAIGNS PAST
WITH NEW 2016 ELECTION COCKTAIL MENU
Publication Seeks the Quintessential 2016 Cycle Cocktail via Online Recipe Contest
Washington, DC – September 2016 – Suffice it to say, the 2016 Presidential election has been one for the history books. The Weekly Standard’s Eric Felten & Victorino Matus thought this year’s cycle demanded a closer look, but through a decidedly different kind of glass. The editorial duo formed a coalition with the bar team at Bar Pilar on 14th Street to take a look back at cocktails from past campaign seasons, and invited them to put their own spin on four electoral classics.
Over the next seven weeks, Bar Pilar will offer a menu with four modern versions of cocktails inspired from the campaigns of Benjamin Harrison, President Taft, Teddy Roosevelt circa 1910, and the controversial Bull Moose party. The menu includes:
The Harrison Cocktail 2.0 by Mat Cabral ($12)
Pimms, House Tonic Syrup, Orgeat, Citric Acid, Soda Water
The Taft Re-Elected by Brian Kavanagh ($13)
Overproof Rye, Italian Vermouth, Benedictine, Bittermens Amère Nouvelle, Sugar Rim & Lemon Peel
Guantanamo by Matt Brown ($13)
Kirschwasser, Absinthe, Carpano Antica, Cana Brava Rum, Plymouth Gin, Brandy Cherry & Orange Peel
Split the Party by Jonathan Fain ($12)
Sweet Vermouth, Plymouth Gin, Orange Bitters, Angostura Bitters, Brandy, Lemon; served with a Gin & Tonic chaser garnished with Lime
Watch along with Felten & Matus as the bartenders walk you through each recipe on The Weekly Standard’s website here: www.weeklystandard.com/cocktails
Campaign Cocktails Contest
Think you have a cocktail that perfectly defines this year’s election? Submit your original recipe, along with a short explanation of why you think it encapsulates the 2016 cycle, to email@example.com by October 14th. One entry per person, please. A version of the winning candidate’s cocktail will be featured as the special Inauguration Day cocktail at Bar Pilar in January 2017.
Debate Watching at Pilar
Don’t watch the debates alone! Bar Pilar will be hosting a series of Debate Watching Parties in the upstairs dining room on September 26th, October 9th and October 19th. Participants will enjoy great food and drink while playing along to the Clinton-Trump face-offs with a rousing game of Debate Bingo while the drama continues to unfold on a big screen projector. Guests who cover an entire bingo card of debate topics & sound bytes get a complimentary drink from the bar! No reservations required.
For more information, please contact:
Alex Rosenwald, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-459-4947
Margaret Given, email@example.com, 202-459-4927
Melissa Gold, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-599-1643
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Bar Pilar is a neighborhood friendly restaurant and bar located on the 14th Street corridor in Washington, DC. Its eclectic food and cocktail menus change regularly to reflect the restaurant’s focus on fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients. Follow Bar Pilar on your favorite social media platform @barpilar, and visit www.barpilar.com for the latest menus, news and events.