With International Women’s Day taking place on Sunday, March 8, cocktail paying homage to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. Created by the beverage team of Lupo Verde, a rustic Italian restaurant located in the heart of the nation’s capital, The Nancy Pelosi is named after this famous woman, showcasing ingredients that highlight certain aspects of her life.
Priced at $15, the Nancy Pelosi cocktail incorporates Makers Mark whiskey, Amaro Nocino del Molise (a sticky dark brown liqueur from the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy where Pelosi’s mother is from). The drink also incorporates grapefruit, California avocado syrup (to pay tribute to the 12th District of California, which she represents), Chantilly chocolate bitters and local beer (Pelosi is known to enjoy chocolate and beer) and is garnished with a mint lead and a chocolate stick. You’ll notice this cocktail incorporates seven ingredients as Pelosi is the youngest of seven children.
Lupo Verde, which translates to “green wolf”, is an intimate 100-seat restaurant, serving authentic, rustic, Italian fare in the bustling 14th Street neighborhood of Washington, D.C. at 1401 T Street, NW, 20009. Their beverage program showcases an Italian wine list alongside a selection of innovative cocktails, house-made limoncello and an extensive selection of Ferrari Trento (an Italian vintage sparkling wine).
The Nancy Pelosi Recipe:
1.5 oz Makers Mark whiskey
1/2oz Amaro Nocino del Molise
3/4 oz grapefruit juice
1/2 oz agave syrup
1 bar spoon fresh avocado puree
Top of chocolate, beer Chantilly -garnish crumble chocolate
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