For Fitfare this week I figured everyone’s probably been to at least one holiday party already and is regretting all that eggnog. There are ways to have festive cocktails this time of year and not overdo it on the caloires. So where is a great place in DC to get one of these drinks?
One of my favorite skinny holiday cocktails this year is served at Poste Brasserie. One of Poste’s claims to fame is the beautiful garden inside the old historic post office building that now resides the hotel Monaco. Chef Marron cultivates an expansive list of fresh produce and herbs that make appearances on the menu and seasonal cocktails. This year for the first time they are featuring a Winter Cocktail Lounge in their courtyard, which is probably my favorite new thing I’ve done so far this winter. Fire pits, blankets, fondue, cocktails is a winning combination in my book. While there are definitely a few unhealthy options (Smokin’ Bacon Hot Chocolate anyone?), going to Poste this season doesn’t have to mean overdoing it. Order instead what they’re calling, Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire ($13). It’s made with mezcal, spiced rum and agave sweetened green tea. Yum!
Poste Moderne Brasserie
555 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004