Friday, 17, July 2015

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The Dupont Circle

Written by
Nicola Brady

Bar Dupont's Signature Summer Cocktail - the BBT&T from Washington DC

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There are some drinks just perfectly suited to the spirit of summer, and among them is the classic Gin and Tonic. 

But at the Bar Dupont in Washington DC, there’s a pretty funky twist thrown into the mix, with their signature cocktail the BBT&T (that’s the Blueberry, Basil, Tanqueray Gin and Tonic). 

It’s the drink that’s taken DC by storm, best enjoyed on their sunny patio at the end of a balmy day.

They’ve given us the recipe so you can try it yourself at home.


  • 2oz Tanqueray Gin
  • Handful of blueberries
  • 2 basil leaves
  • 2 lime wedges
  • Splash of simple syrup
  • Splash of tonic water

In a mixing glass or martini shaker, muddle fruit, then add the gin and combine.

Put all the other ingredients (apart from the tonic) in the martini shaker with plenty of ice. Shake heavily until the outside of the shaker is frosted – this means the cocktail will be perfectly chilled inside.

Pour into rock glass, leaving all of the muddled ingredients in the cocktail.

Add a splash of tonic, to taste.

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You can see more about the  Dupont Circle Hotel and Bar Dupont here