WASHINGTON DC: Where to Find Warmer Cocktails to Toast the Holiday Season - Part Two

This winter you can sip through the holidays with warm cocktails from these DC-area restaurants; 
The second of a two part look at who's offering great winter cocktails.

1789 Restaurant, located in a historic Federal townhouse at 1226 36th Street, NW, 20007, will showcase a warm cocktail this winter, a Hot Buttered Rum, (pictured above) which is made from a combination of brown butter-infused rum, warm spiced apple cider, cinnamon and whipped cream.  For something creamy and festive, try the Classic Eggnog. Executive Chef Samuel Kim combines whole milk, heavy cream, and egg yolks to dry ingredients: sugar, rum extract, nutmeg, almond extract, cloves, guar guam and Lambda Carrageenan.  The mixture is then prepared sous-vide by placing it in a zip-close bag before being submerged into an immersion circulated water bath.  The eggnog is cooked at 162 Fahrenheit for ten minutes and given a good stir before cooking for another ten minutes.  The cocktail is then served chilled and topped with freshly grated nutmeg.  Both cocktails are priced at $13, and will be available December 1-31, 2016
For more information visit: www.1789Restaurant.com.

Blue Duck Lounge and Blue Duck Tavern at Park Hyatt Washington, located at 24th and M Streets, NW, 20037, is offering guests two unique warming cocktails perfect for the season.  Priced at $15 each, the Rittenhouse Rye is made from a combination of yuzu, mulled wine, simple syrup and egg white while the Chartreuse Hot Toddy (pictured above) is made with green chartreuse, genmaicha-infused gin, toasted cardamom and lime.  Both libations are part of the restaurant’s newly unveiled winter cocktail menu, which highlights popular spirits two ways, shaken or stirred, including tequila, rum, vodka, gin, and rye. 
 For additional information visit www.blueducktavern.com and for reservations call (202) 419-6755.

Blackwall Hitch, located on the Alexandria waterfront at 5 Cameron Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, is excited to debut its new warming cocktail for the winter months.  The Earl’s Honey Toddy (pictured above) made from a combination of Cognac, Honey Jack and Earl Grey syrup is priced at $13 and can be enjoyed at the bar, in the airy dining, or on the restaurant’s rear patio, which offers magnificent views overlooking the Potomac River and which will be tented throughout the winter months.
 For additional information and reservations, call (703) 739-6090 and/or visit www.theblackwallhitch.com.

This winter, All Set Restaurant & Bar, located at 8630 Fenton Street, Plaza 5, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910, will present guests with a seasonal cocktail special sure to warm things up as the temperature drops.  Guests can enjoy All Set's version of a classic Hot Toddy (pictured above) with house-made chai tea syrup, lemon juice, house infused cinnamon whiskey, and a splash of Falernum.  This seasonal cocktail is priced at $5 and is available exclusively on the restaurant’s Happy Hour menu throughout the cool winter months.  Happy Hour is available Monday through Thursday, from 3 PM to 7 PM; Friday and Saturday, from 3 PM to 6:30 PM and Sunday, from 1 PM to 9 PM
For additional information or reservations, visit www.allsetrestaurant.com or call (301) 495-8800.

The Rye Bar, located within the Rosewood, Washington DC at 1050 31st Street, NW, 20007, is showcasing four warm cocktails this winter.  New additions to the cocktail menu include the Rye Bar Smoked Coffee (pictured above) with mezcal, rye whiskey, a shot of espresso, Pedro Ximénez sherry, brown sugar and hot water, topped with freshly whipped cream and garnished with medium shaves of spicy dark chocolate; the Applishion, made from a combination of with hot apple cider infused with cinnamon sticks, cloves, fruit, and star anise, Redemption rye, and Cappelletti; Eggnog with eggs, granulated sugar, half and half, cinnamon, nutmeg, Redemption Rye, dark rum, allspice dram and PX, served chilled and garnished with grated nutmeg, as well as the Hot Toddy for Two made from a combination of Buffalo trace bourbon, hot water, honey syrup, lemon juice, rosemary springs, ginger, lemon peel, orange peel and Chamomile tea infused in a hot siphonEach cocktail is priced at $18 and is available throughout the winter months. 
For additional information, call (202) 617-2425 or visit http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/washington-dc/dining/the-rye-bar.

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*** Look out for Part Two of this look at warming cocktails for this winter at local restaurants