Friday Happy Hour: Reddrum

It is pretty out of the way for me, but I do enjoy stopping by Againn over on New York Ave for an early evening drink. Especially if one can beat the after-work happy hour crowd and grab one of the outside tables, it makes for a nice summer sundowner.

To drink on at that sunny table, I suggest the Reddrum. Evocative of a Hemingway style daiquiri, the coral-colored mix includes grapefruit-infused rum, maraschino for a hint of sweet, lime juice, and bitters. This is the perfect fruity drink for me because it is juicy without a lot of sweetness.

Of note, on a recent visit I asked our server if I should order the Reddrum or another original drink off their list, Pineapple Express. The server was quick to say he would go Pineapple Express. When he came back to the table with the Reddrum, he apologized that they were out of an ingredient for the other drink. I guess this means I need to return soon to try that one as well – though I might need to have another Reddrum, too.

Brittany has tried to leave DC, it just never lasts. She has lived in Chicago, California, and China – but she always comes back home. Brittany is a drinks, nightlife, and style correspondent for We Love DC. Between columns, you can find her on Twitter, Tumblr, or standing by the bar. Email her at brittany(at)

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