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Warm Up with These 10 Takes on the Hot Toddy

They're not all made with whiskey.

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Winter Storm Jonas left behind a ton of snow when it hit D.C. It also stirred up enough cabin fever to make everyone want to put on some boots and venture out into the world. That also makes it the perfect time to enjoy a hot cocktail. Plus, all the options are certainly enticing. Here’s a list of warm cocktails that are redefining what a hot toddy can be.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bar Charley

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1825 18th St NW, Washington
D.C., 20009
(202) 627-2183
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The hot buttered rum cocktail at Bar Charley is made with dark rum, Nocino (walnut liqueur), apple brandy, and ruby red port wine. A spiced butter mixture is stirred into the cocktail, and it’s garnished with an orange twist.

2. Bar Pilar

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1833 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 265-1751
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The Chilean with the Boys hot cocktail is made by combining pisco, spiced cider, cream sherry, and bitters. It’s also topped with an allspice absinthe whipped cream and served in a white mug.

3. Barrel

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613 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 543-3622
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Barrel’s newest hot cocktail is appropriately named My Name is Jonas. It’s a rum toddy made with Appleton VX rum, Patron XO tequila, honey, orange bitters, allspice dram, lime, clove and cinnamon. 

4. BOURBON STEAK DC

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2800 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 944-2026
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The Baja Hot Chocolate is the perfect hot drink for chocolate lovers. It's made with Patron XO Incendio, homemade hot cocoa, chile de árbol, and criollo chocolate, and topped with spicy whipped cream.
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5. Copycat Co.

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1110 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 241-1952
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Copycat’s refreshing Mint Toddy is made with Mahia (a Moroccan fig spirit), honey, and mint. It’s served in a short stem toddy glass with a giant mint sprig garnish.

6. Iron Gate

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1734 N St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 737-1371
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Iron Gate call this warm drink the Bourbon Diversion. It's made with bourbon, crème de cacao, Fernet Branca, and absinthe.

7. Jack Rose Dining Saloon

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2007 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 588-7388
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Bixby’s Buttery Bourbon is the ideal hot cocktail for this whiskey bar. It's made by pouring 86-proof Wild Turkey bourbon and hot water into a glass mug with brown butter and cinnamon.
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8. Left Door

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1345 S St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Tom Brown's new Logan Circle bar make The Pretty Thing cocktail with sherry, honey, lemon, and snow jasmine green tea. It’s served with candied ginger in an antique silver teacup.

9. Room 11

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3234 11th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 332-3234
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This hot toddy is actually made with tequila at Room 11. The seasonal Dos Caras cocktail is made with a ginger mate tequila, Ancho Reyes (spicy ancho chile liqueur), agave, lime and mole bitters.

10. Southern Efficiency

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1841 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 316-9396
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The Diamondbacks are Forever cocktail is made with rye whiskey, apple brandy, yellow chartreuse, simple syrup, Suze red aromatic bitters. It’s garnished with lemon peel and star anise, and served in a footed hot beverage glass.

1. Bar Charley

1825 18th St NW, Washington, D.C., 20009
The hot buttered rum cocktail at Bar Charley is made with dark rum, Nocino (walnut liqueur), apple brandy, and ruby red port wine. A spiced butter mixture is stirred into the cocktail, and it’s garnished with an orange twist.
1825 18th St NW, Washington
D.C., 20009

2. Bar Pilar

1833 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
The Chilean with the Boys hot cocktail is made by combining pisco, spiced cider, cream sherry, and bitters. It’s also topped with an allspice absinthe whipped cream and served in a white mug.
1833 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

3. Barrel

613 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Barrel’s newest hot cocktail is appropriately named My Name is Jonas. It’s a rum toddy made with Appleton VX rum, Patron XO tequila, honey, orange bitters, allspice dram, lime, clove and cinnamon. 
613 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

4. BOURBON STEAK DC

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20007
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The Baja Hot Chocolate is the perfect hot drink for chocolate lovers. It's made with Patron XO Incendio, homemade hot cocoa, chile de árbol, and criollo chocolate, and topped with spicy whipped cream.
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20007

5. Copycat Co.

1110 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
Copycat’s refreshing Mint Toddy is made with Mahia (a Moroccan fig spirit), honey, and mint. It’s served in a short stem toddy glass with a giant mint sprig garnish.
1110 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

6. Iron Gate

1734 N St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Iron Gate call this warm drink the Bourbon Diversion. It's made with bourbon, crème de cacao, Fernet Branca, and absinthe.
1734 N St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

7. Jack Rose Dining Saloon

2007 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
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Bixby’s Buttery Bourbon is the ideal hot cocktail for this whiskey bar. It's made by pouring 86-proof Wild Turkey bourbon and hot water into a glass mug with brown butter and cinnamon.
2007 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

8. Left Door

1345 S St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Tom Brown's new Logan Circle bar make The Pretty Thing cocktail with sherry, honey, lemon, and snow jasmine green tea. It’s served with candied ginger in an antique silver teacup.
1345 S St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

9. Room 11

3234 11th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
This hot toddy is actually made with tequila at Room 11. The seasonal Dos Caras cocktail is made with a ginger mate tequila, Ancho Reyes (spicy ancho chile liqueur), agave, lime and mole bitters.
3234 11th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010

10. Southern Efficiency

1841 7th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
The Diamondbacks are Forever cocktail is made with rye whiskey, apple brandy, yellow chartreuse, simple syrup, Suze red aromatic bitters. It’s garnished with lemon peel and star anise, and served in a footed hot beverage glass.
1841 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

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