High atop the W Hotel Washington sits P.O.V., where the cocktail-crafting prowess is as awe-inspiring as the view. Bartender Megan Powell’s Halloween creation, The Spellbinder, is a great option for cider lovers and a departure from the traditional spooky stuff. Powell made her own cinnamon-infused vodka to mix with Calvados apple brandy, apple juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, and cinnamon, all garnished with a baked cinnamon-apple chip. It’s hard to say whether she used any real magic when making this drink, but either way, the spell worked — we’re hooked.
Where: 515 15th Street NW; 202-661-2400. The Spellbinder is available at all three P.O.V. rooftop bars next week.
Photographed by Anna Mathias