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.Read More
Warm Up with These 10 Takes on the Hot Toddy
They're not all made with whiskey.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Iron Gate call this warm drink the Bourbon Diversion. It's made with bourbon, crème de cacao, Fernet Branca, and absinthe.
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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.
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.
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.
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.