BEST OF THE BEST

DC's Best for Healthy Cocktails

Healthy is a lifestyle, and one that you shouldn’t forgo when you open a cocktail menu. These DC drinking venues serve up drinks that count fruits or vegetables as ingredients.

  • BOURBON STEAK
    • Steakhouse
    • Georgetown
    Food
    25
    Decor
    24
    Service
    25
    Cost
    $94

    Bloody Marys aren’t the only cocktail on the block to feature celery. Take the Skaal cocktail at this Four Seasons steakhouse, a Scandinavian-inspired concoction of aquavit, fresh lime, celery, and habanero ($16).

  • Doi Moi
    • Asian
    • 14th Street Corridor
    Food
    24
    Decor
    23
    Service
    19
    Cost
    $49

    With gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options to supplement the dinner menu at this Asian kitchen, it’s no surprise that the bar brews up healthful cocktails. Of note is one made up of basil, lemongrass, ginger, and cachaca ($10).

  • Fainting Goat
    • New American
    • U Street Corridor
    Food
    22
    Decor
    24
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $28

    For a daytime refreshment with a kick, order the Gazpacho Tipple at this U-Street Corridor gastropub. Served only at brunch, the cocktail is a mix of golden tomato gazpacho, vodka, and sherry ($9).

  • Bandolero
    • Mexican
    • Georgetown
    Food
    21
    Decor
    20
    Service
    19
    Cost
    $39

    This modern Mexican in Georgetown has an array of tequila and margarita creations, but go green with the Jesus Malverde cocktail, a mix of mezcal, agave, cucumber, lime, agave syrup, cilantro, and hellfire bitters ($12).

  • GCDC
    • Sandwich Shop
    • White House/World Bank
    Food
    20
    Decor
    17
    Service
    17
    Cost
    $33

    The menu at this grilled cheese bar is heavy on carbs and dairy, so get your fruit fix with one of their creative cocktails: the DC Honey Dew features chili pepper infused vodka, honeydew melon, fresh mint, and lime juice ($10).

  • Soi 38
    • Thai
    • White House/World Bank
    Food
    19
    Decor
    20
    Service
    17
    Cost
    $28

    The Emperor’s Punch at this Thai eatery is a soothing concoction of herbal tea, lemon, whiskey, tamarind syrup, and chili aromatic bitters ($35 for two-person serving).

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