There are some exciting changes taking place at The Rye Bar this season – beginning with a new addition to the team. It is my pleasure to introduce Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown Mixologist, Elli Benchimol. Elli, is a seasoned bartending veteran with over 20 years of experience. So what does she have in store? “I’m really excited for the fall season and the entertaining that goes with it. I love seasonal cocktails with lots of fall spice and warmth, like our new signature Hot Toddy. But that is just the tip of the iceberg! We will be offering more spirits and cocktails in The Rye Bar that are sure to surprise and delight. In fact, I hope to bring a bit of D.C. history to each cocktail as well as the flair of Georgetown.”
Fortunately, being the Capella Washington, D.C. Insider, I was able to get a further sneak peek with a look at one of the brand new fall cocktail recipes, the Autumn Punch Cocktail. Find the recipe below.
Autumn Punch Cocktail
- Rye – 1 oz.
- Apple Jack – ¾ oz.
- Hibiscus Cider – 2 oz.
- Habanero Spice – 1 dash.
- Lemon – ½ oz.
- Pickled Apple (1 cup of each of the following: apple cider vinegar, sugar, sliced apples – refrigerated)
Combine first 5 ingredients in a shaker over ice. Shake vigorously for approximately 15 seconds. Strain the mixture into a punch glass. Garnish your drink with picked apples. Enjoy!