Magnolias on King

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Washington DC
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant

Ah, the sign of a cocktail bar worth a damn: it only serves one vodka drink. At the Palm Lounge inside Magnolia’s On King, in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, bartenders cling to the classics, while embracing trends. They build drinks with edgy lead spirits like calvados, cognac, and aquavit instead of the go-tos, and they make use of super-fresh ingredients. We ordered two of the Oaxacan Negroni, made with Vida mezcal, Cynar, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, and mole bitters -- but hitting the respectable whiskey list is also a great option.