As the rain passed over DC this past Wednesday the city’s top socialites and soccer fans came together at the Renaissance Hotel‘s M Bar & Lounge to enjoy the new specialty cocktails crafted by Duane Sylvestre and the gripping soccer match between Netherlands and Argentina. The event launched its third installment of its delicious cocktails inspired by some of DC’s most distinguished locals, Dr. Katy Nelson; veterinarian and TV personality, Fran Holuba; White House Staffer and philanthropist, Maggie O’Neill; artist and co-owner of SwatchRoom and Andre Wells; event planner extraordinaire.
For Dr. Katy Nelson The Papi Raz was born using Metaxa Ouzo Greek Liqueur, fresh lemon, fresh raspberry, and sugar served over ice in a bucket glass topped with a salted cucumber round. In honor of Fran Holuba the Passionate Press came to be using Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, passion fruit, black pepper, honey, and nutmeg served over crushed ice in a Collins glass garnished with an orchid. Maggie O’Neill brought to life the Pineapple Print which uses Remy Martin V Brandy, ginger beer, pineapple, and Angostura bitters served in a wine glass with bitters garnish. Lastly by not least the Eventinisto, in commemoration of Andre Wells, incorporated Botanist Gin, fresh lime, basil, and sparkling water served in a Collins glass as well garnished with basil.
Guests enjoyed the blends of sweet and savory drinks with the exquisite music mastery of DJ Charity. Her expert blends of 80’s, 90’s and today’s hits set the scene for friends and colleagues to mix and mingle while chatting about Argentina’s advance to the Finals in the World Cup among other interesting stories of the week.
Every dollar raised that night went to Boys Town DC. This amazing organization opened its doors to Washington, DC in 1993 to continue its work in serving the children around the area by reuniting them with their families, providing foster homes and giving them a family with Boys Town when they have nowhere else to turn. Here in DC Boys Town also has In-Home Family Services and Community Support Services to help strengthen the family dynamic by teaching parents/parent figures skills to expand and improve their child-rearing skills. It was more than easy to give to a cause that helps support those who are so much in need in our own backyard.