For some inexplicable reason, cocktails and desserts pairings are not already a ubiquitous after dinner offering. Here to fix that are mixologist Jon Harris and chef de cuisine Todd Wiss at the Dupont Circle mainstay, Firefly. Launching one of the first dessert menus of its kind, each dessert is is paired with specially made cocktail to create a seamless flavor profile.
'Firefly' on Serious Eats
If there's one thing better than making it to 5 p.m. with your sanity intact, it's finding a great happy hour to help you unwind. This isn't always an easy task, especially in neighborhoods with an overabundance of bars and restaurants like Dupont Circle.
We asked a few of our favorite bartenders around town to share some bubbly cocktail recipes—festive drinks that are just right for impressing your fellow holiday revelers. Ranging from simple variations on the classic Champagne cocktail to more elaborate concoctions, these 5 holiday libations are sure to liven up your holiday season.
Jon Harris of Firefly in Washington, DC was inspired by the tradition of stringing cranberries and popcorn into tree garlands when he created this refreshing and frothy cocktail.
Anyone who's been to Firefly in Dupont Circle has been greeted by the large tree just inside the entrance. The tree establishes a storybook feel that's only been enhanced by Firefly's recent renovation. With more reclaimed wood, a kitchen façade made to look like a cottage, and warm, overhead lighting designed to emulate the soft glow of a firefly, dining at Firefly feels even more like being deep in a thick forest than before. And the new bar manager, Jon Harris (formerly of The Gibson), has taken cues from the wilderness/fairy tale aesthetic in crafting the newly launched bar program.