The crown of Woodberry Kitchen’s cocktail list is the 2nd Amendment ($13), a smooth drink made with organic rye whiskey by Catoctin Creek, nocino walnut liqueur, maple vinegar and smoked maple syrup. The caramel-like woody notes of the whiskey and walnut liqueur marry wonderfully with the sweetness from the vinegar and syrup. Woodberry Kitchen adds bitters made in-house with fish peppers, the key ingredient in the restaurant’s Snake Oil hot sauce. The kick brings the flavorful experience full circle.
2010 Clipper Park Road, Woodberry, 410-464-8000, woodberrykitchen.com
— Wesley Case