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NEGRONI WEEK!

Negroni Week is once again upon us! The Negroni is a classic cocktail that in recent years has come back with a vengeance! It is made of equal part Campari (bitter orange liqueur), red vermouth, and gin, with a twist. It is a fun drink to tweak for many bartenders and this year, from June 5-11th, our staff at Church&State and Wisdom will be serving up their recipes for your drinking pleasure as well as the Fisher House Charity. 
 
As a long-time mixologist its current popularity truly surprises and pleases me; for it is a drink that stands out boldly in the bitter realm–a realm that the masses usually do not embrace.
 
Appreciating bitter is generally something that comes with experience and age–it is said that ‘a mature palate, is one that appreciates bitter’, and that the young tend to shy away from this part of the flavor spectrum.  Bitter however is a cornerstone in the Italian liqueur world, where imbibing on a digestivo after the meal is a long and wide-spread cultural tradition.  The growing love for this classic beauty may very well be a good indicator of America’s revival of and embracing of the neo-cocktail culture.
 
The classic origin story is that the drink was created by or for Count Camillo Negroni circa 1920 in Florence, Italy at Bar Casoni (now, Caffe Giacosa). The concoction was a riff and higher-proof evolution of an Americano (indicating bitter in Italian not American) Campari, red vermouth soda water. Before the Americano, there was the Milano-Torino (Campari from Milan and Martini Rosso Vermouth from Turin) and older still the Torino-Milano (Campari and Amaro Cora, another Italian bitter liqueur).  And before the Torino-Milano there was the big bang.
 
So swing by Wisdom or Church & State June 5-11th for a unique Negroni cocktail experience!1195

Church & State Turns 5 on January 1, 2016!

 

Join us New Years Eve for an all-out celebration! 
 
Two floors = two separate worlds
to ring in the New Year!
 
OLD IS THE NEW JAM!

Classic American COCKTAILS at CHURCH

& Old School GAMING at the ARCADE
Every ticket includes two cocktails in C&S
Doors open at 6 p.m.
 
Tickets ON SALE NOW for the
early-bird special of $35
Click HERE to get your NYE Tickets!
Price goes after Dec 16.

 

Church & State’s NYE Cocktail Bash

Celebrate New Years in style at Church & State.

Pre-purchase your New Years Eve tickets now which includes a decadent course of  Five house-special cocktails.  Choose between Clear Spirits (Silver) or Dark Spirits (Onyx) and forget about the stress of New Year’s Party planning!

Featuring a Choice of Two Courses:

The Onyx

A Five Cocktail Course Featuring All Premium Brown Spirits, Light Fare, and a Champagne Toast

1 – Church Holiday Punch (a Premium and one-of-a kind blend of both white and dark liquors)
2 – Tania’s bourbon, calasaya drink – Alaska Outlaw
3 – Snap Old Fashioned – St. George whiskey
4 – Manhattan w fernet rinse – bulliet rye
5 – Hawaiian Maui pineapple / sparkling wine cocktail

 

The Silver

A Five Cocktail Course Featuring All Premium White Spirits, Light Fare, and a Champagne Toast

1 -Church Holiday Punch
2 – Aviation variation – Aviation, what about rosehip liqueur from Koval?
3 – Negroni – Featuring DC’s new savory Green Hat Gin
4 – White Manhattan – Koval american oat, orange blossom liqueur, white vermouth
5 – Hawaiian Maui pineapple / sparkling wine cocktail

Both Courses Include Access To Atlas Arcade.

Tickets purchased before December 13th: $79/person.
Prices will be going up and tickets are limited.



Church & State’s New Year’s Eve All-American Cocktail Extravaganza

Featuring a Choice of Two Courses:

The Onyx

A Five Cocktail Course Featuring All Premium Brown Spirits, Light Fare, and a Champagne Toast

The Silver

A Five Cocktail Course Featuring All Premium White Spirits, Light Fare, and a Champagne Toast

Both Courses Include Access To Atlas Arcade.

Tickets purchased before December 13th: $79/person.
Prices will be going up and tickets are limited.



V-Day at Church & State

Slip in to Church and State before or after dinner for a luscious cocktail and truffle pairing this Valentines Day from 6-10 p.m.  After scouring the city for local artisan sweet bits, chef mixologist Tammy and I  stumbled onto J. Chocolatier in Georgetown.

Though not a secret to treasure hunters in the area, it was our first time.  After a wonderful afternoon of tasting, fingerlicking and spontaneous smiley outbursts, we are pleased to pair the following for your Valentine pleasure:

The Fleur de Sel Truffle: a lovely caramel  encased in dark chocolate, topped with sea salt
The Earl Grey Truffle: which has a deceptively hard shell rivaled by its forward blueberry flavor and fine tea finish
The Montezuma Truffle: a dark chocolate hiding a soft spicy chipotle center, dusted with cocoa
The Warm Clove Truffle: a sweet dome shaped bitter chocolate shell that reveals a moist genache and is dusted with 14k gold powder

In addition to the J. Chocs’ specialties, we found a Violet Petal encrusted truffle and a Carmelised Almond Brittle at Neuhaus in Union Station to round out our tasting journal.  Please join us, sip heaven and bite into even more!

Check out the Valentine’s Day menu!

 

New Year’s Gala at Church & State

YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTION–DRINK LIKE AN ADULT…AN ALL-Premium pre-paid gala.

Tickets cost $250 for two people  and space is limited.  Only 50 people will be allowed in before midnight.

Price includes cocktail course served throughout the night and appetizers (You will have open access to FruitBat, but only people who purchase tickets may enter Church & State before midnight.)
Choose between two pre-paid cocktail courses for you and your guest.

Choose your Cocktail Destiny: Sterling or Onyx.

Each course will be served every 40 minutes, additional cocktails/beer/wine may be purchased ala carte.

The Sterling Flight consists of a medley of vodka, gins, and moonshine made west of the Mississippi. The classic vodka martini, the chuck yeager, pritchards white lightning moonshine, gin rickey, the moscow mule and the original mai tai. Bonus cocktail is the champagne toast.

The onyx course boasts american sweethearts: whiskey,boubon and rye. The manhattan, the old fashioned, sazerac, the gilda, dark and stormy, and the washingtonian. Bonus cocktail is the champagne toast.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. First course will be served at 8:20 pm and every 40 minutes after until midnight.

Evening includes buffet from 7:30 pm until the end of the night.

Purchase tickets below:

 

 

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