Jon Arroyo, Rachel Vistica, and their entire team are at it again, raising the bar on our city’s cocktail scene with a new drink menu at Farmers & Distillers. Our bartenders are handcrafting a whole host of new cocktails for our guests, featuring our DC-made Founding Spirits, including: DC’s #1 local Vodka, and the official vodka of Capital One Arena, our award-winning Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro, Founding Spirits American Whiskey, and soon-to-be-available, Founding Spirits Dry Gin.
At the top of everyone’s need-to-try cocktail list is what we know will be the best Highball you’ve ever tasted. Handcrafted with the help of cutting-edge technology, our Suntory Highball Machine creates the perfect carbonation every time. Some have even said that the carbonation reminds them of their favorite bubbly. It is worth the trip to Farmers & Distillers for a taste of one of our truly great Highballs. We have a range of choices, from a traditional Tom Collins and our Clementine Cooler to a Proper Gin & Tonic and more, to accommodate everyone’s particular cocktail palette. Several of our Highballs are low in sugar and low in alcohol.
The new menu also features forgotten classic cocktails, made modern with our craft- cocktail wizardry using our handcrafted spirits. We have reimagined the Cosmopolitan (now called “Sex and the City”), the Long Island Iced Tea (now called “Rosebud”), and the Trader Vic Mai Tai (now called “Maui Buck’s Mai Tai”). With new names, improved craft, and ingredients, guests will be delighted to take a trip with us down memory lane.
Farmers & Distillers is also now serving our popular – The Margarita 2019 – a labor of tequila love from Co-Owner, Mike V., Managing Partner, Kendra Ann Graves, and Bar Manager, Sarah Sutherland, which first debuted last spring at the bar at Farmers Fishers Bakers. A perfect balance of sweet & sour, The Margarita 2019 is made with 100% agave tequila and will likely be the best Margarita you have ever tasted; so light & refreshing, you’ll want more than one.
The new drinks menu includes our Farm Classics, Martinis, a new wine and bubbly list, a great selection of beer, and some new non-alcoholic drinks, including sugar-free scratch seltzers. Don’t see anything you like? We offer a “Dealer’s Choice” that encourages our guests to talk to our bartenders to get a great cocktail, skillfully crafted just for them. As always, all of our drinks are handcrafted here using house-made syrups, bitters & elixirs, freshly squeezed juices, thoughtfully sourced ingredients, Founding Spirits specialty infusions, and more. We never use soda guns or plastic straws.
So, come on down to Farmers & Distillers and check out our new drinks menu. It’s a great season to enjoy downtown DC for a DC date night or to enjoy some of DC’s best Christmas festivities. You can even pick up a holiday present or two while you are here. Our award-winning, locally-made spirits are available for purchase by the bottle at Farmers & Distillers. We are also hosting a CAPS Hour before every home game. There are so many reasons to make your way to Farmers & Distillers. If you want to stay for dinner, we recommend making a reservation.