Now that the weather has finally turned cooler, there’s nothing more relaxing than curling up by a crackling fire and sipping on a good drink. Keep warm this fall with these six cozy cocktails from around the city.
Enjoy a Manhattan Afternoon in the Tabard Inn’s main lounge, which is home to a roaring fireplace that will be in use starting November 1. It is an ideal location to warm up after being out and about all day. The cocktail is a twist on the traditional Manhattan, using Dolin Blanc instead of sweet vermouth for a lighter flavor. 1739 N St. NW, 202-785-1277
This Georgetown staple has a gorgeous fireplace and mantle, perfect for cozying up next to while sipping on the Sentenza. Crafted with rye whisky, Rosso vermouth, earl grey syrup, and cinnamon foam, this drink pairs perfectly with one of Paolo's artisan flatbreads. 1303 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-333-7353
Settle into a comfy corner near Iron Gate’s wood-burning fireplace and enjoy a beverage or two from their fall cocktail menu. We recommend the We Can Do it!, a bourbon-based cocktail with enough bite to ward off any seasonal colds that may be lurking. 1734 N St. NW, 202-524-5202
The Penn Quarter's new American restaurant has an expansive outdoor courtyard with fire pits and plush couches. Unwind after work and enjoy a communal cocktail with your friends such as the Praying Osmanthus. The drink is mixed with sherry, a Japanese hard liquor, apricot, citrus, and orgeat syrup for welcomed sweet taste. 555 8th St. NW, 202-449-7095
Georgetown's Ritz Carlton has an expansive living room area complete with a modern fireplace and exposed brick; an ideal spot to enjoy house-made drinks like the Afternoon Wake-up Call. Made with bourbon, this drink also incorporates cold brew coffee, rum chata, and amaro nonino. 3100 South St. NW, 202-912-4100
Located in the Rosewood Hotel, the dimly-lit Rye Bar has rich wood paneling and floor-to-ceiling windows. Curl up with a good book and order A Bourbon Cocktail, which is concocted with bourbon, maple syrup, orange juice, pumpkin syrup, and Allspice Dram. 1050 31st St. NW, 202-617-2400