Restaurant Near DC Sinkhole Creates 'Sinkhole De Mayo' Cocktail

1:03 PM, May 22, 2013   |    comments
  • Sinkhole de Mayo cocktail (photo courtesy of Ceiba)
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A large sinkhole kept 14th Street closed between New York and Pennsylvania avenues and F Street and G Street closed between 13th and 15th streets on Wednesday morning as crews made repairs. A restaurant near the scene isn't closing and has, in fact, created a cocktail to mark the event.

"More than a chance to throw one back, this fun cocktail is helping Ceiba bring in business that they may have lost from the sinkhole and subsequent road closures," said a spokesperson in a press release on Wednesday.

Ceiba's Sinkhole de Mayo costs $5, says its public relations spokesperson. It's made of Appleton VX Rum, housemade sour mix, pineapple juice and a shot of housemade grenadine. The spokesperson says the shot of grenadine "sinks" into the drink "for a cool effect." 

The special lasts until 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Ceiba is described as a "contemporary Latin-American inspired restaurant" with a name that pays "tribute to the imposing umbrella-shaped tree found throughout the new-world tropics." It is located at 701 14th Street NW.

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