It's a March Madness of different kind for those who are less interested in the NCAA and more interested in vodka and martinis.
Meera Pal, wtop.com
WASHINGTON – It’s a March Madness of different kind for those who are less interested in the NCAA and more interested in vodka and martinis.
Through the month of March, 10 restaurants at Bethesda Row will be showcasing the magic of their mixologists with martinis inspired by the coming summer season.
“Our motto is the uncommon mix of life and style, so we wanted them to create the ‘Uncommon Mix Martini,'” says Vanessa Rodriquez, head of marketing for Bethesda Row.
Each one-of-a-kind drink is available all day, every day at happy hour prices, she says.
At Mussel Bar, bar manager Leslie Shafer created the Pink Grapefruit Blossom with a look to the warmer weather ahead.
“I wanted something light and crisp,” she says of the drink that includes fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice. “It’s not too sweet, not too sour.”
Other drinks include the Ginger Asian Pear Martini by Asian restaurant Raku, the Salute the Sun from Redwood Restaurant and Bar and the Pisco Eden from Lebanese Taverna.
Voting takes place for the best Bethesda Row-tini on Facebook through March 31. Voters can also enter to win dinner for 10 at one of the participating restaurants.
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