12 Days of Winter Cocktails

Everyone has heard of the 12 Days of Christmas...but what happens when the holidays are over and the festivities along with it? This is the time when food and beverage become more of an interest as another form of entertainment. Here is our list, or challenge to you, to try the best Winter cocktails in the Washington, D.C. area.

1. BlackFinn Merrifield Pub.

Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned. Maker's Mark Bourbon, Pure Maple Syrup, Fresh Orange Juice, Bitters

2. Rosa Mexicano.

Strawberry-Pink Peppercorn. Cimmaron blanco tequila, strawberry, yellow chartreuse, lemon, pink peppercorn tincture, flor de sal rim.

3. Copperwood Tavern, Shirlington.

Southern Sparkler. Georgia Peach Moonshine, House made pear syrup, sparkling wine.

4. Level Small Plates Lounge, Annapolis.

Bourbonapolis. Woodford Reserve, Aperol, Apple Shrub, Lemon, Orgeat, Peychaud, Bruleed Apple.

5. Boundary Road, H Street.

The Downfall of Augustus Gloop. Chocolate Husk Infused Reposado Tequila, Marashino, Genepy de Alps, Lime.

6. Rye Bar, Georgetown.

Rye Eggnog. Rye, PX Sherry, Dark Rum, Allspice Dram, cream eggs.

7. Blackwall Hitch, Alexandria.

Earl's Honey Toddy. An homage to the Scottish & Irish nightcap with Cognac, Honey Jack & Earl Grey Syrup...vitamin c for health, honey to soothe and alcohol to numb.

8. Oh George! Fairfax.

Grapefruit-Rosemary Mule. Belle vodka, fresh grapefruit, Fever Tree Ginger Beer, Lime, Rosemary Sprig

9. Courthaus, Clarendon

Rebel Bourbon Lift. Rebel Yell Bourbon, coffee liquor, almond orgeat, cream and soda water.

10. Russia House, Washington, D.C.

They have a selection of 200 vodkas- which are brands, infusions and flavors. You can also do a flight sampler- or as a shot (Russian style).

11. Masa 14, 14th Street.

Hibiscus Rickey. Bluecoat gin, hibiscus with fresh lime

12. Smoke and Barrel, Adams Morgan.

Lion's Paw. Bourbon, simple syrup, apple cider vinegar, aromatic & orange bitters, allspice dram

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