Best Cocktails When You Want to be One and Done

1201 U St. NW, (202) 627-0794
Photograph by Darrow Montgomery
One time I rode my bike to Archipelago. I did not ride it home for fear of my life, and I had only nursed one cocktail. Just look at the names of the tiki drinks for foreshadowing—like “Going Down with the Ship” or “All Bets Are Off”—and you’ll know where your fragile sobriety is headed. Fortunately, the tipples are worth the quick, overwhelming buzz, especially the banana daiquiri and “Pineapple of Hospitality” for two. Protect yourself with an order of Chinese BBQ pork nachos or the jerk chicken sandwich.