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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 Ebner

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cantina Marina

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600 Water St SW
Washington, D.C. 20024
(202) 554-8396
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Look no further for waterfront Orange Crush needs. Skeptical drinking buddies might opt for a margarita or Michelada instead. And after a few too many drinks in the sun, soak it up with some nachos.

2. DC Reynolds

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3628 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 506-7178
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The Orange Crush gets a little upgrade with a splash of Aperol and Porty City Optimal Wit at this Petworth neighborhood bar.

3. Duke's Grocery

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1513 17th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 733-5623
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At Duke's Grocery in Dupont Circle, get a Crush made with blood oranges. The red-colored fruit gives the drink a pinkish hue.

4. Hawthorne

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1336 U St NW
Washington, D.C.
(202) 853-9194
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This U Street bar and restaurant makes the "Hawthorne Crush" available at brunch. The drink is straightforward with fresh-squeezed orange, triple sec, Stoli vodka, and a splash of Sprite.
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5. Mission

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1606 20th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 525-2010
Of course a Mexican restaurant and bar subs tequila for vodka in this interpretation of the drink called "Summer Crush."

6. Nationals Park

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1500 S Capitol St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 675-6287
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Baseball fans can grab an Orange Crush at the centerfield bar during Nats games. The stadium started serving the drink two years ago.
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7. Orange Anchor

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3050 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 802-9990
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Drink an Orange Crush in its traditional setting by taking in the views at this waterfront spot in Georgetown.

8. Pop's SeaBar

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1817 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 534-3933
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The beach-themed restaurant in Adams Morgan makes a drink very similar to those found in Ocean City, but the garnish is a lime instead of an orange.

9. Scarlet Oak

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909 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
Here's another option for an Orange Crush in the neighborhood. This Navy Yard restaurant has a traditional version of the drink on the cocktail menu.

10. Suma restaurant + bar

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4921 Bethesda Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Witness an Orange Crush in its natural element, Maryland, at this new Bethesda restaurant. Their take on the cocktail comes with a floral hint of St. Germaine.

11. Union Pub

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201 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 546-7200
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Find both orange and grapefruit crushes at this Capitol Hill bar.
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1. Cantina Marina

600 Water St SW, Washington, D.C. 20024
Look no further for waterfront Orange Crush needs. Skeptical drinking buddies might opt for a margarita or Michelada instead. And after a few too many drinks in the sun, soak it up with some nachos.
600 Water St SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

2. DC Reynolds

3628 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
The Orange Crush gets a little upgrade with a splash of Aperol and Porty City Optimal Wit at this Petworth neighborhood bar.
3628 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20010

3. Duke's Grocery

1513 17th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
At Duke's Grocery in Dupont Circle, get a Crush made with blood oranges. The red-colored fruit gives the drink a pinkish hue.
1513 17th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

4. Hawthorne

1336 U St NW, Washington, D.C.
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This U Street bar and restaurant makes the "Hawthorne Crush" available at brunch. The drink is straightforward with fresh-squeezed orange, triple sec, Stoli vodka, and a splash of Sprite.
1336 U St NW
Washington, D.C.

5. Mission

1606 20th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Of course a Mexican restaurant and bar subs tequila for vodka in this interpretation of the drink called "Summer Crush."
1606 20th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

6. Nationals Park

1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
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Baseball fans can grab an Orange Crush at the centerfield bar during Nats games. The stadium started serving the drink two years ago.
1500 S Capitol St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

7. Orange Anchor

3050 K St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
Drink an Orange Crush in its traditional setting by taking in the views at this waterfront spot in Georgetown.
3050 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

8. Pop's SeaBar

1817 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
The beach-themed restaurant in Adams Morgan makes a drink very similar to those found in Ocean City, but the garnish is a lime instead of an orange.
1817 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

9. Scarlet Oak

909 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Here's another option for an Orange Crush in the neighborhood. This Navy Yard restaurant has a traditional version of the drink on the cocktail menu.
909 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

10. Suma restaurant + bar

4921 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Witness an Orange Crush in its natural element, Maryland, at this new Bethesda restaurant. Their take on the cocktail comes with a floral hint of St. Germaine.
4921 Bethesda Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

11. Union Pub

201 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
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Find both orange and grapefruit crushes at this Capitol Hill bar.
201 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

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