D.C. Cocktails: Jardenea's Cheese Cocktail, And Five Other Places To Enjoy A Drink

03/08/2013 04:36 pm ET | Updated Mar 08, 2013

Lots has been written about Jardenea's farm-to-table menu and the restaurant's friendly chef, Nate Lindsay.

Not enough attention has been paid, in HuffPost DC's estimation, to the restaurant's cheese cocktail.

The cocktail is called Il Pero. It's made with pear-infused vodka, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, a chilled hunk of pear and two ounces of shaved parmesan.

This photo doesn't do it justice:

jardenea cheese cocktail

To do the drink justice, head over to Jardenea, which is inside the Melrose Hotel (2430 Pennsylvania Ave. NW). Do it soon -- restaurant manager William Rabil says he's about to pull most of the current cocktail list in favor of spring drinks.

And while you're in a liquory state of mind, here's five more places around the area where we think you'll enjoy a drink:

D.C. Cocktails

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