The bartender at E Union’s The Neighbor Lady, Tom, let CHS know it wasn’t a fancy cocktail bar, before he made us a fancy cocktail. He did not waste his time informing us that we were in the Central District for an episode of “I drank this on Capitol Hill.”
The Paper Plane is a classic, with equal parts Rye whiskey, lemon juice, Aperol, and Amaro Nonino. Tom has been working at Neighbor Lady since before they were open, over 10 years ago, so he knows what he’s doing. If nothing else, stop in to hang out and have a beer — or a fancy cocktail.
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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