Inaugural Cocktail

January 13, 2009

The Bushwacker!

The Nation’s Capital of Washington, DC is especially festive right now with the inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama.
The cocktail du jour in DC these days is the Bushwacker, on offer from Nage restaurant for only $8 – what could be a more appropriate ‘cheers’ to the changing of the guard? DC is jam-packed, abuzz and teeming with anticipation of the historic inauguration that will take place on January 20th, although celebrations have been underway since November and the home of Capitol Hill is vying with New York as the hippest, most happening city in the US.
All over the city, restaurants are joining in the celebration of this historic election with special event and promotions. “This inauguration is Washington, DC’s version of Mardi Gras, “ says Josh Grapski, the owner of Washington, DC’s Nage Restaurant.
The Bushwacker is the perfect way to bid farewell to the Bush administration over the inaugural week!

The Bushwacker Cocktail

2 ounces coffee flavored liqueur
2 ounces coconut rum
2 ounces Irish cream liqueur
2 ounces vodka
2 ounces amaretto liqueur
2 ounces cream of coconut
1 pinch ground nutmeg
In a one-quart blender half filled with ice, combine coffee liqueur, rum, Irish cream, vodka, amaretto and coconut cream.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into glasses and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Nage is a relaxed East Coast Eatery featuring innovative twists on classic comforts, specialty cocktails and an original beer menu and is located in Washington DC’s Scott Circle at 1600 Rhode Island Avenue, NW. For reservations call 202 448-8005.