Cure for the sun

Bittersweet Symphony, Bottle & Barlow

This weather is the worst. Somebody needs to go destroy the sun so we can be done with this. Until that glorious day-into-eternal-night, I’m turning to alcohol, and the Bittersweet Symphony ($10) is a particularly good choice for brutal heat. Mango, lemon, grenadine, bitters, blended scotch and Saint Archer IPA come together in an uplifting yet dense combination of refreshing flavors. The beer’s carbonation works wonders to lighten what could be an overly syrupy blend. A perfect complement for that unexpected sunburn you’ve been nursing the last few weeks. 1120 R Street,