The Smokey Pineapple
Where: Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C.
Part smoky, part sweet, this margarita at the Ritz-Carlton in D.C. uses a mezcal-smoked tequila to set it apart. It’s mixed with a pineapple and jalapeno shrub (a vinegar-based syrup), as well as freshly squeezed lemon juice before being topped off with cilantro sprigs. Sip it alongside a grilled shrimp cocktail or grilled bass tacos, at the hotel’s Westend Bistro; or, enjoy the cocktail at upscale Quadrant, a lounge graced with live jazz on Saturday evenings.Back to top