Color changing cocktails

Blue Butterfly Lemondrop, Veg Cafe

Illustration by Maria Ratinova

Veg Cafe sits above Thai Basil near 25th and J streets and brings worldly flavors and adventurous libations right to the heart of Midtown. Its most popular cocktail, the Blue Butterfly Lemondrop ($10.50), has house-infused vodka with real blue butterfly tea sourced from Thailand and packs welcome notes of lemongrass, ginger, orange and a bit of floral from chrysanthemum. This beverage is also known to change in color from dark blue to a beautiful lavender hue when citrus is added. It can also be ordered without alcohol, paired with Veg’s refreshing ginger lemonade for a new twist on a classic Arnold Palmer ($5.50). 2431 J St.,