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Cheers, Even If You’re Bitter

If you’re feeling a bit bitter this Valentine’s Day, Firefly Mixologist Jon Harris‘ “Wilted Bouquet” might just be the perfect cocktail for you. It’s billed as “a potent potable to consume while contemplating the ultimate demise of that motherf****r who broke your heart.”

Check out the directions — they’re “to die for.” We hope making this drink will have you feeling better soon. Cheers!

Wilted Bouquet Recipe


  • 2 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Smith & Cross Navy Strength Rum
  • 2 dashes Rose Water
  • 1 dash Lavender Bitters


  • Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
  • To garnish, take one brandied cherry and squeeze it between your fingers over the glass to mimic the effect of what you’d like to do to his (yes, or her) evil, conniving heart, then drop his (her) metaphorical smashed heart into the glass.
  • Consume and consider how you could possibly get away with it.

You can cut the bitter edge on Valentine’s Day with Chef Todd Wiss’ Pan Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras, made with brioche huckleberry french toast, verjus gastrique.

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- Tricia Barba

Copy Editor Tricia is a native Washingtonian, born and raised in Columbia Heights. She loves DC so much that she was only able to leave the city for one year after college and immediately came running back. She’s lived in Navy Yard for the last three years and is excited to see all the new restaurants finally moving into the neighborhood.Tricia works in PR during the day, and spends her nights trying out new restaurants in DC with friends or watching The Good Wife, Scandal, Bones and Grey’s Anatomy. A couple of years ago Tricia decided to eat at all of the 100 Very Best Restaurants until she realized she would be old and broke by the time she finished. Unfortunately, part of that fate might still come true due to her obsession with Uber.

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