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Whether it’s a pre-dinner martini or a late-night whiskey sour, Lemaire’s cocktails change seasonally, but on our last visit, the menu featured a few standouts worth trying. Indulge in the Garden Martini, made with Hendrick’s gin, cucumber water and rosemary syrup, or the refreshing Ginger Mojito, made with Bacardi Silver rum, Canton ginger liqueur, ginger beer and mint from the restaurant’s own garden. Another favorite from the summer menu was the Franklin Street Sparkler, which includes pomegranate juice and Moscato d’Asti. No matter what month you visit Lemaire, there’s no doubt that the specialty cocktails will accurately reflect the season, incorporating the freshest ingredients and garnishes sourced from regions near the Virginia restaurant.
Lemaire is known for its innovative list of handcrafted martinis and cocktails. The seasonal list features cocktails that are reflective of the flavors and ingredients that are at their peak. Each cocktail is prepared with simple, fresh ingredients and premium liquors. Many of the creations feature savory flavor elements, fresh herbs from local farms and Lemaire’s own signature twists on Southern classics. Favorites such as O Pear, Garden Martini, Jefferson Julep, Two Grapes, The Farmhand, The Staircase, Ginger Mojito and Franklin Street Sparkler return season after season.