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That’s the Spirit! Delicious Holiday Cocktails

FFRye_LeahFranklAt Founding Farmers, one of our most successful elements and appealing programs at the restaurants is the bar and beverage program, which includes expertly prepared classic cocktails for our guests, but particularly to enjoy as they celebrate the holidays with friends and family in the warm embrace of the restaurants.

From festive punch to warm, wintery concoctions, here are some of our favorite holiday-centric cocktails and beverages that will surely bring some seasonal spirit to any festive gathering.

Winter Punch is a different way to add a little island flair to your holiday with a full-bodied, rich rum punch blending spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and anise, with fresh citrus and your favorite sparkling wine. The sweetness of the rum mixes well with the added layer of spices (hint: use an aged, spiced rum of choice for ease), and the slight dryness of the wine pulls it all together.

A ‘Flip’ is a class of cocktail that traditionally features: an emulsified egg, sugar, spice (for seasonal flair think nutmeg and ginger), and a spirit of choice such as bourbon, brandy, cognac or sherry. This time of year, using bourbon as your spirit plays well with the cocktail’s spices because of the natural vanillin notes. We use our From Farm to Still™ Founding Farmers Rye Whisky!

Hot Buttered Rum is essentially just as it sounds: rum, butter, sugar, spices (such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla), and hot water. This satisfying, soothing cocktail is perfect for sipping with family and friends, especially around a fireplace or fire pit.

The Vieux Carré hails from New Orleans’ French Quarter and features cognac, rye whiskey, Benedictine liqueur, and Amaro (an Italian herbal liqueur). It’s quite the cocktail: sweet, bitter, smooth, and subtly spiced, guaranteed to warm up any frosty disposition.

And for those non-imbibers, we suggest: warm, unpasteurized cider. With the most popular of this freshly pressed juice variety being apple cider, we love the idea of making it your own by mixing in muddled fresh fruit such as an assortment of berries, pomegranates and/or pears to create a unique blend. Cheers!

December 1st, 2014
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January 24th, 2014
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Holiday Mixology With Bar & Beverage Director Jon Arroyo

HardAppleCider_ChloeBerkWant to be the star of your next holiday party? Learn how to make delicious holiday cocktails with our very own award-winning Bar & Beverage Director, Jon Arroyo.

In his hands-on class at LivingSocial’s 918 F Street, you’ll learn to make a Tom & Jerry, Classic Irish Coffee, and a Farmer’s Toddy to share at all you holiday festivities this year.

Classes will be held on the following dates:

  • Friday, December 6 – 5:45PM, 8:15PM
  • Tuesday, December 10 – 5:45PM, 8:15P
  • Thursday, December 12 – 8:15PM
  • Thursday, December 19 – 5:45PM, 8:15PM

Tickets are $39 per person and can be bought here. Cheers!

November 14th, 2013
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Happy World Cocktail Week

It’s World Cocktail Week – what are you sipping on? We’re celebrating by featuring some of our favorite drinks this week, including:

  • Founding Farmers DC: La Paloma, pictured at right and made with El Jimador Blanco Tequila, agave nectar, grapefruit and lime juices, and topped with mezcal ($12)
  • MoCo’s Founding Farmers: Pisco Punch made with Macchu Pisco, lime and pineapple juices, Peruvian bitters, and grated nutmeg ($12)
  • Farmers Fishers Bakers: Bermuda Swizzle made with Goslings 151, Goslings Black Rum, falernum, tiki bitters, and lemon, pineapple, and orange juices ($12)

We hope  you’ll join us in raising a glass to the art and science of craft cocktails, this week and always. Cheers!

May 8th, 2013
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FF Recipe: Cucumber Delight Cocktail

Looking for a new cocktail to add to your home mixology repertoire? Try shaking up a Founding Farmers favorite – the Organic Cucumber Delight, a refreshing blend of vodka, cucumber, and melon. Thanks to our Chief Mixologist & Beverage Director Jon Arroyo for the recipe. Bottoms up!


1 ¼ oz. Square One Organic Vodka
¾ oz. Domaine Canton
¾ oz. lemon juice
1 oz. simple syrup
1 oz. sparkling water
2 cantaloupe balls

Instructions: Muddle 1 slice of cucumber. Add lemon juice and simple syrup. Add vodka, Domaine Canton and ice, cover and shake vigorously. 
Strain into a double old fashion glass, add ice, and garnish with cucumber slice and cantaloupe.

February 27th, 2013
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Farmers Fishers Bakers in the News

Have you dined at our new sister restaurant yet? If not, here’s another reason to head down to Georgetown: Farmers Fishers Bakers is included on “The Eater Heatmap – Where to Eat Right Now.”

See what has DC’s foodies buzzing — top notch sushi, potent tiki cocktails, original pizzas, and more, all served with the same great service you’ve experienced at Founding Farmers.

Make your reservation today and check out the full menu at

December 10th, 2012
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Express Night Out’s Best of 2012

We are honored to win in three categories of the Best of 2012 Reader Poll! Thank you DC — for voting us the winners of Best Brunch and Best Bartender: Chad Spangler, and for helping us take second place for Best Cocktail Menu in the city.

We couldn’t have done it without our amazing staff and loyal guests like you. Help us celebrate by joining us for brunch this weekend or by ordering your favorite libation from Chad at the bar. Cheers!



October 18th, 2012
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Oktoberfest, Farmers’ Style

At the downtown DC location, we’re celebrating Oktoberfest, Farmers’ style, with 5 new Marzen style craft beers on draught to enjoy as the long days of summer turn to fall. Enjoy pints of these delicious brews, September 7th – 30th:

  • Brooklyn Oktoberfest – Brooklyn, NY (5.5% ABV)
  • Schlafley Oktoberfest – St. Louis, MO (5.5% ABV)
  • Victory FestBier – Downingtown – PA (5.5% ABV)
  • Oktoberfestbier – Weihenstephan, Germany (5.5% ABV)
  • Port City Oktoberfest Lager – Alexandria, VA (5.5% ABV)

To help kick off this festive occasion and month-long event, Jeff Wells, co-founder of DC Craft Beer Week and rep for Dops Distributing will be on hand to toast and chat malt & hops from 5-6pm on Friday, Sept. 7th. Come on out and raise a pint!

September 4th, 2012
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