This month, CAPITOL STANDARD hosted our Summer Networking Series– an intimate gathering for DC’s well connected political, media, tech and business professionals– at Tredici Enoteca inside the beautiful St. Gregory Hotel.

Professionals from Fosterly, NSBE DC, Black Female Founders, Washington Women in PR, Harvard Business School Club of DC and more gathered to celebrate the changing season, make new connections, and enjoy bold flavors from Washington, DC’s local distillers.

CAPITOL STANDARD Magazine welcomed DC's elite professionals.
CAPITOL STANDARD Magazine welcomed DC’s elite professionals.
Abbey Slitor of Kiddar Capital & Thy Parra of Joseph Magnus
Abbey Slitor of Kiddar Capital & Thy Parra of Joseph Magnus
Guests make new connections at the Summer Networking Series.
Guests make new connections at the Summer Networking Series.

Discover Local Distillers

During the Summer Networking Series, guests nibbled on bacon wrapped dates, hummus and more small bites crafted by Tredici Enoteca.

Local distillers Don Ciccio & Figli, Capitoline Vermouth, and Joseph Magnus offered tastings and a specialty summer negroni crafted on site.

Made by hand in small batches in Ivy City, DC Capitoline Vermouth White has a bittersweet style with a series of botanicals and citrus including Meyer lemon, saffron, fresh herbs, and flowers.

It’s an ideal aperitivo, sipped wonderfully on its own or incorporated into cocktails (like the refreshing Negroni variation from the Summer Networking Series).

Also made in a distillery in Ivy City, Vigilant Gin is a London style dry gin with Bergamot orange and Oroblanco grapefruit, cubeb pepper, marionberry and balanced herbs like lemon thyme and tarragon.

Interested in visiting a distillery this weekend? Don Ciccio & Figli— an assortment of Italian style spirits that can be prepared on their own or used as a modifier in a plethora of cocktails– opens their facilities to the public every Saturday from 1-6 pm.

To make your own locally distilled negroni, try this original recipe:

Summer Negroni Recipe

1 Part Capitoline White Vermouth

1 Part Don Ciccio & Figli Luna Aperitivo

1 Part Joseph Magnus Vigilant Gin

Stir together with ice and garnish with an orange slice

Locally distilled Negroni served at the Summer Networking Series.

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Photography by Joy Asico