Allegory to host a one-night-only pop-up with shochu cocktails, tonight

Shochu is the native spirit of Japan.

It’s cherry blossom season in the nation’s capital — and what’s a better way to celebrate than with a cocktail.

In honor of Japan’s gifting of the city’s cherry trees to the U.S. back in 1912, Eaton DC’s speakeasy-style cocktail bar Allegory, is hosting a one-night-only pop-up tonight, Monday, March 6, with specially shochu cocktails.

Shochu is the native spirit of Japan – a white spirit made from grain or sweet potatoes that’s incredibly rich in flavor yet smooth and easy to drink with food. Shochu sales in the U.S. have steadily grown, and many mixologists are embracing it.

For its special pop-up, Allegory has partnered with The Japanese Shochu and Sake Makers Association and special guest bartenders Julia Momose from Chicago’s Bar Kumiko and Chris Bostic from Austin’s Half Step to help introduce shochu to its guests.

Tonight’s pop-up begins at 7 p,.m. and is open for walk-ins only, no reservations are required.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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