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Summertime Cocktails at B&O

Updated: Thursday, April 18 2013, 10:20 AM EDT

Last night I joined several other media colleagues to sample some of head bar chef Brendan Dorr's newly created cocktails that he'll be offering this season at B&O Brasserie. For an hour and a half, we proceeded to sip eight concoctions: the Coppertop, Dixfield Sour, Camden Crusta, Super-Tramp Pop, Oaxacan Sour, Grape Drink, Flora Americae, and a barrel-aged cocktail. Brandon schooled us in some of the newer trends in cocktails: crusted rims, soda-based drinks with 'fizz,' and barrel-aging mixed cocktails. My personal favorite was the aforementioned Grape Drink-- Bols Genever, Galliano, yuzu, lemon and house-spiced grape soda-- mixed and served in a capped soda bottle with a straw. It's fun, special and summery.

Then I headed uptown to join some friends at Johnny's in Roland Park for their new Whiskey Wednesdays. $25 gets you a four-flight round of special bourbons and some bar snacks (last night: fried green tomatoes and mini tacos) And, a donation goes to Helping Up Mission, a nice bonus. Sam Massa, a manager at Bin 604 Cellars was on hand to lead us through a tasting of the bourbons. My favorite was a nicely aged Blanton's. Not a bad way to end the evening while watching the O's on the telly over the bar, though I could have done without the 6-2 loss to the Rays.

Summertime Cocktails at B&O

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