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!
FOUNDING FARMERS CUCUMBER DELIGHT
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.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art’s annual Artini celebration is all about the art of the cocktail, and we’re pleased to say that award-winning Chief Mixologist Jon Arroyo is participating this year! A dozen of D.C.’s best are competing to craft the most artistic libation based on a work in the Corcoran’s collection. Jon has selected Nina Chanel Abney’s Behind Every Good Man as the inspiration for his drink, The Walking Dead.
March 13 is the night that Artini officials will come to Founding Farmers to taste Jon’s cocktail, but you can enjoy it at both of our locations through March 30. Once you have tried it, be sure to vote for Jon at the official Artini voting page.
Here’s how Jon describes both Abney’s painting and how it inspired his drink. Bonus: He’s even provided the recipe for you to make one at home.
In this work we saw the contrast of light and dark, of struggle and success, and of life over death. Much as artist Nina Chanel Abney describes, her “Behind Every Good Man” work from the Go Berserker series “explores introspection and the idea of fighting against and/or accepting the things one might find when looking inside oneself,” we seek to explore the perfect balance for a cocktail.
“Behind Every Good Man” explores the collision of instinct and intuition, and we can relate. Much of making a great drink comes from intuition of combinations, and chemical manipulation of spirit and elixirs, as well as the instinct of knowing when a cocktail is ready to be served. “The Walking Dead” is a combination of light and dark spirits, intense flavors and citrus infusion to balance it all, ultimately creating a revival cocktail for the soul that struggles or for the life that triumphs.
The Walking Dead
1 oz Mount Gay Silver
1 oz Mount Gay Black
.5 oz hibiscus-infused absinthe
1 oz lime juice
.5 oz grapefruit juice
.5 oz falernum
2–3 dashes Tiki Bitters
Place ingredients in a mixing glass, cover with a tin and dry shake. Pour into a Collins glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and one piece of absinthe/rum candy. (Candy made by Founding Farmers Executive Pastry Chef Courtney Goldian.)
Founding Farmers’ award-winning head of mixology, Jon Arroyo, has been serving up cocktail lessons at LivingSocial’s headquarters in D.C. as part of a new series of special food and drink lifestyle packages. If you missed this go round with him, keep your eyes peeled for future events featuring the Founding Farmers team.
Photo courtesy TBD.com.
Just in time for this scorching July weekend, EatMore DrinkMore convinced our chief mixologist, Jon Arroyo, to provide the recipe for our Organic Cucumber Cocktail. Enjoy!
The second time around was a charm for Founding Farmers at last night’s RAMMY Awards ceremony. We’ve been a finalist in the Beverage/Mixology Program category for two years running now, and Executive Bar Chef Jon Arroyo was all smiles as he accepted the 2011 award last night. (That’s him pictured below with a few good friends from the marketing team.) Congratulations, Jon! And kudos to all of the RAMMY winners — see the complete list at the RAMW website.
Express Night Out had a great writeup yesterday of the finalists in this year’s Mixology/Beverage Program of the Year finalists for the 2011 RAMMY Awards, including Founding Farmers. And hey, who’s that featured at the top of the article? Our very own Jon Arroyo, whose custom cocktail for the RAMMYs, the Citros Gengibre, is available for your drinking pleasure now through June 20. Nice photo, Jon!
Founding Farmers is pleased as Pisco Punch to say that we’ve been named as a finalist in the 2011 RAMMYS Mixology/Beverage Program. All credit goes to Executive Bar Chef Jon Arroyo, whose creativity and vision behind the bar have put us in the running for a RAMMY award in this category for the second year in a row.
Beginning today, and continuing through June 20, he’ll be serving a special off-menu concoction: The Citros Gengibre, a tasty mix of Tres Generations Tequila, house-made ginger beer, grapefruit bitters and juice, and other tidbits. Be sure to ask your server or bartender for it by name. Along with the drink you’ll have the opportunity to vote for the cocktail as a “fan favorite” in the 2011 RAMMYS. You’ll also be entered into a drawing for two tickets to attend the awards ceremony, which takes place on Sunday, June 26. Bottoms up!
Founding Farmers is to proud to be recognized among Washington’s best in burgers and libations this February. Winner of AOL City Guide for Best Cocktail in DC, Founding Farmers was featured among such famous local institutions like Ben’s Chill Bowl and the Old Ebbitt Grill. Our delectable Frisco Burger was also the recipient of FAN 106.7′s Battle of the Beltway Burger. On February 13th, Parker and Parker crowned Founding Farmers on air as the ultimate DC burger after a long and fierce competition against Elevation Burger and Urban Burger. Just another reason to get down to Foggy Bottom this winter and explore our award winning menu!