It wasn’t that long ago that paying $15 for a cocktail in D.C. bordered on unthinkable. Now, though, that price point has become a frequent sight on drink menus across town. It hasn’t ended there, either. A hand full of bars and lounges across the city are enticing ritzy customers with cocktails north of $20 a pop — with a few approaching $100 or more.
Hotel bars are natural environments for these indulgent drinks, with a steady flow of tourists and business travelers passing through with vacation budgets and expense accounts. And cocktail bars are playing around with barrel-aged drinks and rare spirits, which come with prices to match their effort and exclusivity.
The following cocktails are the designed for those in the mood to sip and savor top-shelf tipples — without worrying about the tab.
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