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Summer Cocktails at The Rye Bar

August 6, 2017

From a fruit-forward, color-changing vodka concoction to a fresh take on the much-loved margarita, the Berry Night, La Paison, and Pasteque are perfect for enjoying summer nights.


Check out (and try at home) these new summer cocktails from The Rye Bar at Rosewood Washington D.C.


Berry Night


1.5 oz vodka

.25 oz luxardo maraschino liquor

.5 oz lime juice

.25 oz simple syrup

Lemon bitters

Ice cube made from water, blueberries ginger syrup, and mint (causing the cocktail to transform in color as the ice melts!)

La Paison (Photo by: rosewoodhotels.com) La Paison


La Paison

1.5 oz Singani

.5 oz lime juice

.75 oz passion fruit syrup

.25 oz simple syrup

.5 oz Pineapple Juice


Pastéque (Photo by: rosewoodhotels.com) Pastéque


2 oz Tequila blanco

.25 simple syrup

.25 Cointreau

.75 lime juice

Splash Cré

Garnish with strawberry

Rim salt & red pepper

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Key Bridge Lane Closures

July 9, 2017

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has temporarily closed single lanes on the Francis Scott Key Bridge southbound (toward Rosslyn) and northbound (toward Georgetown) effective July 7, through Monday, August 7, weather permitting. 


Weekday closures will take place Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, and overnight from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am. Weekend closures start Friday at 7:30 pm and run continuously through Monday at 4:30 am. 


The closures are necessary so repair work can occur on the bridge deck and safety barriers, as part of the ongoing Key Bridge Rehabilitation Project.


Traffic controls will be in place. Motorists should anticipate moderate-to-heavy delays due to the lane closures and are advised to be alert while traveling through these areas.



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Nordic Jazz Festival June 25-29

May 30, 2017

The Nordic Embassies are presenting the eleventh annual Nordic Jazz Festival in Washington, D.C., June 25th – 29th, 2017. Internationally acclaimed performers from Denmark/The Faroe Island, Sweden, Finland and Norway will present the modern sound of Nordic Jazz over the course of 7 concerts. 


On Monday, June 26 three bands will perform in the spectacular setting of House of Sweden. Enjoy a first hour of cocktails and jazzy tunes by Oskar Stenmark Trio on the rooftop followed by two full sets of contemporary jazz by Swedish sextet Klabbes Bank and by the Nordic ensemble based in the Faroe Islands Yggdrasil.


6:30 pm  Doors open. 

7:30 - 7:45 pm Welcome remarks and Oskar Stenmark Trio in Nobel Hall

8:00 - 8:45 pm Klabbes Bank in Alfred Nobel

8:45 - 9:00 pm Short break with bar 

9:00 - 9:45 pmYggdrasil in Nobel Hall


For a full schedule and band information, click here.  

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