DC has been buzzing this past week in full anticipation of the second presidential inauguration of Barack Obama. Droves of supporters from every corner of the country have graced this town and its most exclusive parties, galas and legislative fundraisers. One of the most happening parties of the weekend occurred at the residence of acclaimed architect Arthur Keyes on behalf of Belvedere Vodka and V Magazine.
The late Keyes, known for his 40 year ownership of the Keyes Condon Florance architecture firm in Washington DC and the renovation of the west wing of the National Gallery of Art, was the host for the night in dear spirit. A fellow Harvard University graduate as the twice inaugurated president, Keyes was a staple in the DC community. His home - immaculate. Great for parties of this type, the home boasts simple opulence with a modern twist.
Hosted by V Magazine, this party was attended by many stars, such as Paula Abdul, singer John Legend and Sophia Bush. Delicious Belvedere and Ginger cocktails streamed the room for the well-dressed affair making it a night to remember.
Notable attendees included: Paula Abdul, Sophia Bush, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Jesse Keyes, Karolina Zmarlak, David Brown, Kweli Washington, Juliette Jones, Lee Rittiner, Amy Rittiner, Will Blunt, Kay Larse
The Big Easy
1.5 oz Belvedere Citrus
¾ oz Canton ginger liqueur
½ oz Fresh lemon juice
Apple cider top
Shake and strain Citrus, lemon juice and Canton into a highball filled with cubed ice. Garnish with a lemon slice.
375ml Belvedere Citrus
175ml Canton Ginger Liqueur
100ml lemon juice
Add all ingredients to a pitcher filled with ice. Top with Apple cider and garnish with lemon wheels.
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