Where can I find good winter drink specials in DC?
December 4, 2007 9:53 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for places in the DC area to enjoy a hot winter drink - hot toddies, spiked egg nog, etc. Any ideas?
posted by troika to Food & Drink (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Hmm. I wonder if the round robin bar at the Willard would do this.


Willard’s Winter Therapy
Bailey’s, Godiva, peppermint, hot water

Sugar- Plum Toddy
10 Cane Rum, Framboise, Triple Sec, cranberry juice

Martha’s Pirouette
Absolut Pears, Triple Sec, white cranberry juice

Harrison’s Spiced Apple Cider
Absolut Pears, Triple Sec, white cranberry juice

posted by chickaboo at 10:10 AM on December 4, 2007

While it's not fancy, Cosi has some yummy drinks, in some nice locations.
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:25 AM on December 4, 2007

Oh yeah, I go to the Willard every winter to listen to musicians perform wintry music and to sip hot buttered rum (hot cider and cookies are free). It's very classy.
posted by J-Train at 10:31 AM on December 4, 2007

I'm not sure about specials, but the Tabard Inn is cozy this time of year, and has a great bar.
posted by ryanshepard at 10:48 AM on December 4, 2007

The cafe/bar at the back of Kramerbooks?
posted by toxic at 10:58 AM on December 4, 2007

I'm not familiar with the DC area, but this cold weather drink is easy to make at home and always a people-pleaser when you're entertaining: in an Irish coffee type of mug, pour a shot of whiskey and a shot (or eyeball it) of maple syrup. Fill the cup with coffee, stir and top with whipped cream. Serve with a straw.
posted by Oriole Adams at 11:44 AM on December 4, 2007

Response by poster: Let me clarify a bit: I'm looking for places to go that have special or unique winter drinks, like the Willard mentioned above.
posted by troika at 12:00 PM on December 4, 2007

Or you could try Firefly on Connecticut, I've always been impressed with their Colorado winter type atmosphere and yummy winter cocktails (think maple sugar dusted drinks)
posted by chickaboo at 12:36 PM on December 4, 2007

If you don't get enough answers here, I would recommend asking the "Going Out Gurus" on washingtonpost.com. They do a Thursday chat starting at 1:00, and this is exactly the type of question they'll answer. Here's this week's upcoming chat.
posted by inigo2 at 1:20 PM on December 4, 2007

Buzz in Alexandria has some tasty warm drinks:

Hot Liquored Drinks
Hot Apple Pie
Peppermint Mocha
Godiva White
Bailey's & Coffee
Grand Marnier & Coffee

My guess is that only the first drink on Willard's Winter Warmers and Holiday Cocktails list is served hot.
posted by amarynth at 1:47 PM on December 4, 2007

Yes i believe you are correct
posted by chickaboo at 2:17 PM on December 4, 2007

Old Europe in Glover Park is currently serving gluhwein.
posted by landedjentry at 7:35 PM on December 4, 2007

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