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I drank this on Capitol Hill: Cafe Pettirosso’s Chill Pill

Roxy is a newer addition to 11th Ave’s Pettirosso. Working as a bartender since June, they are already adding drinks to the menu. While new to Pettirosso, Roxy has plenty of Hill experience — at First Hill’s Hideout and Vito’s.

When Roxy isn’t developing new cocktails, they work as an artist, both as a costume designer, and, recently, as a woodworker.

For CHS, Roxy made their own creation — the “Chill Pill,” which is a variation on the classic Bee’s Knees cocktail. The classic comes with gin, honey, lemon juice, and is served over ice. Roxy’s take on this classic uses turmeric juice instead of lemon juice and is shaken, double strained, and served up instead of over ice before garnishing with a slapped basil leaf.

I drank this on Capitol Hill is a semiregular photographic tour of some of Capitol HIll’s best cocktails and libations. Have a suggestion for something we should drink? Let us know in comments.


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