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The seasonally changing cocktail menu at Le Bar at Café du Parc, the French bistro at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Willard InterContinental hotel in Washington, D.C., features a number of signature cocktails. Besides pre-Prohibition era classic cocktails like mint juleps and manhattans, Le Bar specializes in cocktails with a French twist, such as the Kir and Kir Royale, a blend of Champagne and crème de cassis. Other libations with Gallic inspiration include the Lillet-ita — a lighter take on the margarita with the French vermouth Lillet and Grand Marnier — and the French 75, a gin and Champagne cocktail that became popular in France during the First World War. And since the city is known for its cherry trees, the bar at the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended restaurant serves a Cherry Blossom cocktail with Champagne and St-Germain elderflower liqueur.
Some of Café du Parc’s specialty cocktails are Cherry Blossom Champagne, Hibiscus Champagne, French 75 and Blueberry Cosmopolitan.