Maryland's favorite drink — the Orange Crush — is taking over D.C. What started as a summer tradition in Ocean City is now appearing in plenty of local bars and restaurants. Even Nationals Park is getting in on the trend.
Harborside Bar & Grill in West Ocean City is known for creating the Orange Crush but most bars in the area will make the drink. Marylanders typically sip Orange Crushes while hanging out at the breach.
In Ocean City, bars typically stick to the traditional combination of basic vodka, triple sec, and the juice from one whole orange. It's all crushed over ice with and finished with a splash of Sprite or Sierra Mist.
Restaurants and bars in the D.C. area, like Suma in Bethesda and Orange Anchor in Georgetown, are loyal to the traditional Orange Crush recipe. Of course, others are putting their own spin on the drink to appeal to D.C.'s sophisticated drinking crowd. DC Reynolds even adds Aperol and Port City Wit beer to their version while Duke's Grocery makes the drink with blood oranges.
—Additional reporting by Tim EbnerRead More