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MoCo’s Founding Farmers
Using fresh-pressed juices, house-made syrups and handcrafted infusions, bar and beverage director Jon Arroyo shakes up an impressive array of stellar sips at this Potomac restaurant. His carefully curated menu includes a meticulously executed Old Fashioned ($12) and a Sazerac ($15) that’s so spot-on you’d swear you were in New Orleans. There are plenty of creative house specialties, too, such as the Bone (bourbon, lime juice and Tabasco, with a bacon stick garnish, $12). Or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can always order a Dealer’s Choice (prices vary).
Just tell the mixologist your likes and dislikes and you’ll get your very own custom cocktail. “We start by asking what you’re in the mood for,” Arroyo says. “What flavors do you like? What do you drink usually? Then we take it from there and make some magic.”
12505 Park Potomac Ave., Potomac, 301-340-8783, www.wearefoundingfarmers.com