Plum Liqueur has become a signature cocktail in the Capitol, and it’s getting a lot of buzz in Washington.
The company has been testing a new black cherry liquor, plum liquore, on Capitol grounds in the last week.
“It’s an elegant cocktail, very clean, a little bit of a liqueurs kind of thing,” says Tom Schallinger, the company’s executive director.
“It’s really nice to drink, and the idea of having a place where you can have a drink while you’re working is really exciting.”
“A lot of people are looking for a place to go when they’re working,” says Schallingers.
“I’ve noticed, for example, that some folks who work here, they’re very busy and they don’t like to go out and grab a drink or anything like that.
They want to have their own time and be in their own place.”
But the Capitol is not the only place Plum Liquor is experimenting with black cherry.
The liqueor is being tested on the White House grounds and the Capitol itself, and Schallings says the company plans to have a permanent presence in the capital for years to come.
“We want to make sure that we do have a presence,” he says.
“We want people to know that we’re there.”
A cocktail like plum liques is typically made with a black cherry base and lemon juice, but Schallers says the flavor of the liqueors is something that is really new to him.
“I think that’s one of the big selling points for Plum Liques, that it’s really clean and it really clean, light, sweet, but it’s not too heavy, it’s definitely not too strong,” he explains.
“There’s a little more of the sweetness in this one.”
The new plum lignin is also being tested, with Schallens saying he expects the company will release it in a limited supply in the near future.
The idea of the cocktail, he says, is that you can mix it up in your own home.
“This is kind of the next step,” he continues.
“This is a cocktail that I think can work well for a home cocktail.
You can really have a really nice drink with a nice glass of wine, and you can just take it wherever you go.
I think that will work very well.”
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