Whether it’s relaxing at rio’s lakefront in Gaithersburg or in your own backyard, fall is the perfect time to lounge on an outdoor patio. And Richard Torres, Silver Diner’s award-winning mixologist, wants to make sure you have a refreshing cocktail in your hand.
During a recent visit to rio, Richard demonstrated how to make the restaurant’s signature Rum Berry Mule. The easy-to-make beverage is served in a signature copper glass, and features muddled strawberries, house made ginger syrup, fresh squeezed lime juice and berry rum.
Dubbed as “Silver Diner 2.0” the rio location is the 16th restaurant for the thriving Rockville-based group. The 6,800-square-foot, 300-seat location is the first with an outdoor patio outfitted with a fire pit and the first with a full-service indoor and outdoor bar, in addition to its traditional diner counter. The restaurant has since added a range of safety protocols including ultraviolet light sanitation, heap air quality filtration, plexiglass dividers between booths, contactless digital menus, and more. Masks are required for both the guests and employees.
If you’re looking for a nosh to go with your Rum Berry Mule, here are a few appetizers we recommend:
- Avocado Toast: Avocado mix, hemp hearts, olive oil, micro-greens on sourdough.
- Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts: Cinnamon-chipotle seasoned, dried apricots and cranberries, pecans, and southwest ranch.
- Buffalo Wings: Roasted in-house, then fried, with celery, and bleu cheese dressing.
Consider including a visit to rio’s lakefront in Gaithersburg and a meal at Silver Diner on your next weekend road trip itinerary. Discover nearby hotels at MoCo Stay – your one-stop-shop for finding accommodation options in Montgomery County, Maryland.