By Francesca Conlin | December 16, 2016 | Food & Drink
This holiday season, bear through the cold weather with one of these hot cocktails at these restaurants around DC sure to make you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.
Eggnog has become as synonymous with the holidays as gifts, snow, ornaments, and nutcrackers, but if you’re looking to go beyond the seasonal drink, 1789 Restaurant is the place to go. The Classic Eggnog actually offers a twist on the traditional concoction, mixing whole milk, heavy cream, and egg yolks with sugar, rum extract, nutmeg, almond extract, cloves, guar gum, and Lambda Carrageenan. It’s prepared sous-vide by placing it in a zip-close bag before being submerged into an immersion water bath before being cooked at 162 Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. 1226 36th St. NW, 202-965-1789
It’s just not the holiday season without hot chocolate. And with Bourbon Steak’s “12 Spirited Days of Cocktails” event, you can order the adult version of this favorite drink. Stop in on Monday, December 19 to try the Baja Hot Chocolate with Patrón XO Incendio, house cocoa, arbol chile pepper, Criollo chocolate, and homemade dulce de leche cream—mm, mm, tasty! Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-944-2026
If you still can’t let go of the fall flavors you love, the Applishion at The Rye Bar in the Rosewood hotel combines hot apple cider infused with cinnamon sticks, cloves, fruit, and star anise with Redemption rye, and Cappeletti. It’s the perfect mixture of sugar, spice, and everything else that’s nice. Rosewood, 1050 31st St. NW, 202-617-2425
Chilly temps outside never sounded (or tasted) better than this toddy at Alexandria waterfront restaurant, Blackwall Hitch. Made with cognac, Honey Jack, and Earl Grey syrup, this cocktail surely heats things up. Enjoy on the restaurant’s enclosed patio overlooking the Potomac River for a perfect winter evening out. 5 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA, 703-739-6090
This elixir from Cuba Libre gets an added perk from coffee with coconut rum, Cruzan rum cream, and Cuban cream. It’s the perfect night cap for those who dream of transporting to a warmer locale this winter. 801 9th St. NW, 202-408-1600
Baby, it’s getting cold outside. To mix things up this season, try this chilly weather cure-all that blends citrus-flavored Rooibos tea, rosemary syrup, Pimm’s blackberry and elderflower, and Bulleit bourbon, and comes garnished with a fresh lemon wheel and rosemary. 1075 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, 202-337-0900