Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel's summer 'RX' series cocktail muses Svetlana Legetic, Winston Lord, Amanda McClements, and Mark Drapeau.
The District’s dog days of summer demand added attention from the city’s bartenders and mixologists, in order to help patrons cool down and relax. And rising to the challenge between now and June 30th, the Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel
has introduced a special cocktail program, influenced by five leading D.C. tastemakers, as part of its exclusive ‘RX’ series.
Amanda McClements’ ‘Briar Patch’ cocktail.
Blending elements of culture, philanthropy, and style, the current flight of cocktails drew inspiration from Amanda McClements
, founder of Metrocurean
and one of Washington’s leading food authorities, Mark Drapeau
, Svetlana Legetic
, Brightest Young Things
founder and one of the 50 most powerful people in D.C. according to GQ
co-founder Winston Lord
, and Rich Amons
of ‘The Real Housewives of DC’ fame.
Svetlana Legetic’s ‘Black Cat’ cocktail.
Working with their muses, master mixologists and brothers Ari Wilder
and Micah Wilder
set about creating a distinctive cocktail menu, sponsored by beverage giant Diageo
, with 100% of proceeds from the libations benefiting Children’s Miracle Network
Winston Lord’s ‘A Derby’ cocktail.
Rich Amons’ ‘Sweet Heat’ cocktail.
The Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel has even generously agreed to match the non-profit’s take from the series’ most popular cocktail, with the inaugural spring line raising more than $3,500.
Mark Drapeau’s ‘Mad Man’ cocktail.
RX summer muses flank hotel General Manager Matt Felix.
The perfect prescription to the warmer weather ahead, no?