My favorite cocktail: Mussel Bar's Van Hoo Crush
Downtown Bethesda spot offers refreshing vodka drink
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True to its name, Mussel Bar in downtown Bethesda serves up tasty seafood like oysters, grilled salmon, baby octopus and of course, mussels.
Less than a year after opening, the restaurant also has earned a reputation for high-end cocktails. In this segment of "My Favorite Cocktail," learn how to make a Van Hoo Crush. It's a simple and refreshing drink that will make you long for summer.
1 glass of crushed ice
1-1/2 ounces Van Hoo vodka
The juice from one fresh-squeezed orange
Splash of Campari
Finish with an orange twist
And don't worry, beer drinkers. The bar includes a variety of Belgian beers on tap.
Make a Van Hoo Crush at home or try one at Mussel Bar, 7262 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. The restaurant is open 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 301-215-7817 or visit www.musselbar.com.