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Kennedy Center Celebrates Upcoming ‘Hamilton’ Run With Cocktails Inspired by the Show

There’s $10 themed cocktails honoring the founding father starting Tuesday, June 12

A Burr-bon Old Fashioned hits the menu at the Kennedy Center this June.
Roof Terrace Restaurant [Official photo]
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

The Kennedy Center’s Roof Terrace Restaurant is celebrating the run of “Hamilton” with specialty cocktails that pay homage to the cult Broadway musical.

The specially designed “Ten Dollar Menu” — a nod to the currency that features the first Secretary of the Treasury right on its front — at the rooftop dining spot also doubles as a drinkable history lesson. The “Raise a Glass to Freedom” beer cocktail (Port City porter, Captain Morgan spiced rum, lime and brown sugar syrup) is a riff on a Colonial-era drink that draws on Hamilton’s Caribbean background. And a $10 dessert, a chocolate crunch choux puff with vanilla ice cream, was a known favorite of Hamilton’s when he dined at Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s award-winning musical opens on Tuesday, June 12 and runs through Sunday, September 16 here in D.C. Thousands of fans lined up in late March to try to score a ticket. The “Hamilton”-themed cocktails and desserts will only appear on the menu during its run.

The far right “Valley Forge Fizz” (Nolet’s Gin, club soda, lemon Juice, and simple syrup) is a reference to the Continental Army’s six-month encampment at Valley Forge during the American Revolution, when Hamilton rose to lieutenant colonel.
Roof Terrace Restaurant [official photo]

The restaurant serves dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. before concert hall and opera house evening performances; there’s also a buffet brunch on Sunday.

Its new executive chef Matt Shourds’ spring menu includes starters like Virginia asparagus soup with buttermilk yogurt, almonds, and biryani spice, as well as mains such as seared sea scallops with cherry pepper chorizo emulsion, cauliflower, and fennel puree.

Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar

2700 F St NW, Washington, D.C. 20566 (202) 416-8555 Visit Website