Gina Chersevani, host of the Designated Drinker Show, discuss newcomers Chris Bassett and Candiace Dillard’s entrance to the hit show: Real Housewives of Potomac. Tune into Episode 30 of Gina’s show and see what she had to chat about here.
Chris Bassett’s Rickey cocktail at Trademark makes the Top 50 list in the Washington, D.C. area. PX, Vinoteca, Tryst and Sixth Engine also have spots on the list. Check out who else’s Rickey made the cut here.
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Dinner reviews are typically food-forward, but Chris’ mixology skills stole the show in the review for Ping Pong Dim Sum. Whiskey, tobacco liqueur, house-made chocolate bitters, and smoked water? Discover how these ingredients go together here.
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In 2014, Chris was featured in the Chefs Behind the Bar (of the D.C. area) series. Discover why him and the Asian Pisco Sour made the list here.
Yelpers got the chance to learn a thing or two about mixology at Trademark Drink + Eat with Chris Bassett himself. The yelpers were challenged to create the best cocktail out of the bunch, which would go on to be featured as a specialty cocktail on Trademark Drink + Eat‘s menu during restaurant week. Learn more about the grand experiment here.
Room 19 opened up in Clarendon in 2016, featuring classic drinks, an intimate setting and Chris Bassett’s mixology. Find out more about the speakeasy here!
In 2013, Chris had his sights set on “manning up” the cocktails at the dim sum restaurant, Ping Pong. He crafted cocktails like the Chinese Warm Winter Punch and the Emperor’s Cure, both which can be read about here.
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In early 2016, newly opened Blackwall Hitch launched a new menu featuring Chris Bassett as the Beverage Director. To learn more about the rustic menu and the crafting of its colorful cocktails, click here!