The Monocle on Capitol Hill, located next to the Dirksen Senate Office Building, has remained in style with lawmakers and presidents (LBJ, Bill Clinton) for nearly half a century. Mixologist David McCormick says the “power barstool” is in the corner near the phone under JFK’s picture, where five Supreme Court justices lunched there one day, constituting a majority. He says the bourbon and Scotch, plain or on the rocks, have given way to vodka martinis and still-trendy Cosmos lately. Prefer wine? He suggests Hess Select cab and Cooper’s Creek sauvignon blanc.
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