The Phyllis Cocktail

It’s not a coincidence that my new favorite cocktail is named after my favorite person: Phyllis just had a drink named in her honor and it’s undeniably delicious. Cedar Knoll, one of Phyllis’s favorite Alexandria restaurants, created a special drink for her sixtieth birthday party and reincarnated it for our recent client event. It’s so good that we couldn’t keep the ingredients a secret.

The cocktail is tequila based, Phyllis’s favorite. It is sweet but not too sweet, warm and soothing, and has a little kick. The spiced cinnamon and sugar rim offsets the lime in a way that makes you eager for your next sip. For our purposes, this cocktail is called “The Phyllis,” but if you go to Cedar Knoll, ask for “The Foxy Lady.” They’ve since re-branded it, but the inspiration is still the same! The beverage goes perfectly with their Lemon Ginger Semolina Cake, another one of Phyllis’s favorites.

You might be doubtful that these ingredients go together, but trust the experts at Cedar Knoll on this one. Mixology is one of their many specialties.


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Born, raised, and bred in Alexandria, VA, Britt Patterson is a true product of the great state of Virginia. Britt attended Waynewood Elementary (Class of ’96), Carl Sandburg Middle School (Class of ’98) , and West Potomac High School (Class of ’02), she then went on to attend Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) where she majored in Business Marketing and Minored in Real Estate. Britt “officially” joined the family business as a licensed Realtor in 2008 after two years of working the political fundraising field and prides herself on her Alexandria real estate knowledge, alongside her integrity, loyalty, and professionalism as an agent and Vice President for the family business.

The Patterson Group is one of the most experienced and trusted real estate teams in the area, serving Alexandria, VA for over thirty years. We offer professional, hardworking, detailed and friendly service and a large network of contacts and resources accrued over our many years in Alexandria real estate. Comprised of seven Alexandria locals, six of whom are licensed realtors and three of whom are accredited staging professionals, The Patterson Group is passionate and knowledgeable about Alexandria, VA and here for all of your Northern VA real estate needs. Allow us to help you find your home here and discover all that the Alexandria lifestyle has to offer.

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Alexandria, VA 22314


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