The Daiquiri is a retro Cuban drink similar to the Mexican tequila drink, the Margarita. The origin of this blended rum drink goes back to early 1900s in Santiago de Cuba. Popular lore says it was invented by an American mining engineer by pouring sugar and lime juice over ice and topping it off a healthy dose of rum. Although tequila based frozen drinks seem to have taken over, there are still a few places to find a daiquiri along with other tasty frozen drinks. Here are five DC bars that will challenge your definition of the classic blended drink. 
Provision No. 14
2100 14th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 827-4530

Named for its location on the 14th Street Corridor, Provision No. 14 has one of the most unique menus in Washington. The restaurant has a communal room where you can dine on suckling dishes with friends or nosh on other tasty entrees in the main dining room. In addition to the traditional margarita or daiquiri, you can get a Moscow Mule or the blood orange seasonal, made with Kappa Pisco, blood oranges and green tea. Come in for happy hour on Tuesday and get your slushy for just $6.

Fiola Marie
3050 K Street N.W., Suite 101
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 628-0065

Fresh seafood and a view are two of the reasons to make a reservation at Fiola Marie. Another bonus is the innovative frozen drinks. The waterfront restaurant’s chilly cocktails have a base of house made granita and are made with fresh alcohol infusions. The “Riviera” has grapefruit and rosemary infused vodka, limoncello Campari granita and rosé and the “Spring Garden” is made with vodka, ginger syrup in a base of lime cucumber granita. Both drinks are available in the dining room and at the scenic bar.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
3000 K St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 298-8783

Farmers Fishers Bakers is the place in town where you can sample a true daiquiri. The cocktail starts with rum, lime juice and sugar and then can be customized up to five different ways including the way Hemingway enjoyed it, extra sweet with grapefruit juice and maraschino cherry liqueur. The waterfront Georgetown restaurant also serves up other blended drink s including an ancho margarita and a refreshing vodka based cucumber delight.

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Roofers Union
2446 18th St. N.W. 
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-7663

Roofers Union is a three level restaurant bar in Adams Morgan that offers different experience on each floor. On the top floor is the open air rooftop, home to the hardworking slushy machines. Each day the machines a mix up a version of Pimm’s Cup and Negroni frozen cocktails. The frequency of the switch up guarantee you’ll never get bored and if you do, sample one of Roofer’s powerful punchbowl drinks. Sadly, happy hour specials are only available on the first two floors, so you’ll have to mosey up to the roof after.

Union Market
1309 5th St. N.E. 
Washington, DC 20002

Located inside DC’s burgeoning Union Market is where you’ll find Suburbia, a gleaming Airstream trailer serving up summer cocktails to thirsty market shoppers. Suburbia’s offerings include bottled beer, snow cones and frozen drinks. The menu changes frequently and includes  popular concoctions like the blackberry margarita, Cuba Libre and the grappling grape. Hours vary, so check the website before you head out to the market.

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