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Bitch Birthday Cocktail: A Salty Birthday Bitch

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Bitches Who Brunch turns five this month! It’s been an incredible journey bringing the Bitching to Washington, D.C., New York, and Chicago. Thanks for reading and sharing along the way.

To join us in the toast to five years, chefs and mixologists are putting special “Bitch” cocktails on their brunch menus all this month! Over the next two weeks, we’ll give you the recipes behind the Bitch Birthday cocktails and profile the men and women behind them.

We’d love to host you at a special Bitches Who Brunch birthday brunch celebration at Barcelona Wine Bar on April 19. Click here for information and to get tickets.

We’re also giving away an unbelievable birthday gift—a bundle of amazing goodies and gift cards from our partners, plus we’ll take you to a personal brunch with the Bitches! To enter, simply tweet, Instagram or Facebook your Bitchy Birthday message, tagging us and using the hashtag #BitchesTurns5. We’ll select a winner Friday, April 17.

We love spending lazy Sundays at Union Market, eating our way through the stalls, shopping at Salt & Sundry, and sitting down for a bagel brunch at Buffalo & Bergen.

To celebrate our fifth birthday, the folks at the popular bagel spot whipped up a cocktail, “A Salty Birthday Bitch,” that’s available on their menu for $5 for the next few months. The team at Buffalo & Bergen decided to get Bitchy with it and make us a custom cocktail for our fifth birthday. The fruity vodka cocktail is made with  grapefruit and rosemary syrup, fresh grapefruit juice, bitters and topped off with a citrus salted rim. It pairs perfectly with bagels—because everything goes with bagels.

The Salty Bitch is our new go-to order at the weekend destination Union Market.


A Salty Birthday Bitch

-1.5 oz. Vodka
-1 oz. Buffalo & Bergen grapefruit/Rosemary syrup
-2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
-5 drops grapefruit hopped bitters

In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients, fill 3/4 with ice, shake and strain over a citrus salt rimmed glass. Garnish with grapefruit peel.

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