Spies Drink, Right?: Drinks at the Spy Museum and new fall cocktails

September 27, 2010

The fact that apparently the James Bond tuxedo-under-a-wetsuit moment ACTUALLY HAPPENED to an MI6 agent is just one of the reasons we should all be grateful for espionage. All the other reasons are classified. Well, except one: For some reason, the International Spy Museum (800 F St. NW) is hosting a cocktail workshop. It’s really not clear what this has to do with spying, unless you learn to concoct a truth serum, but we’re fine with it because it gives us new fun ways to learn about booze!

The workshop is all about the science of the cocktail — pH and gravity and chemistry and all that stuff that will seem really interesting until you get to the hands-on demo part of the workshop, where you make cocktails and munch on hors d’oeuvres. It all goes down this Thursday at 6 p.m., and it’s free.

Just don’t blame us, or the Spy Museum, when your attempt to hit on that girl by telling her the pH of her cocktail is rebuffed. Seriously, just try asking her what she’s reading. Sixty percent of the time, it works.

Seasonal Flavor
It’s fall, and the fall cocktails are popping out like aster blossoms. The Park Hyatt (1201 24th St. NW) has an assortment of apple and plum cocktails, while Potenza (430 H St. NW)has a pumpkin bellini. Zola (800 F St. NW) has a whiskey and blackberry cocktail that sounds so good we don’t even care that they call it a “Vampagne Cocktail.”

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