Sunday, May 1, 2016

Blue Duck Tavern Unveils a New Collection of Spring Cocktails

The Lady Bird at Blue Duck Tavern

From our friends at Blue Duck Tavern...

Blue Duck Lounge and Blue Duck Tavern at Park Hyatt Washington, located at 24th and M Streets, NW are pleased to unveil a collection of new spring cocktails just in time for the warmer weather. Guests can anticipate fresh seasonal offerings showcasing a variety of seasonal fruits, house-made infusions and tonics, and fresh juices. Nine new springtime libations as well as a seasonal “mock-tail” are being introduced on the menu. One will want to try the new mix and match gin and tonics.

Newcomers include classic cocktails such as the Iguaçu, carrot-infused Leblon Cachaça, lemon and ginger simple; The Crescent, Hennessy cognac, Rittenhouse rye whiskey, Peychaud’s Bitters, Luxardo maraschino cherries and a rose water rinse; Oak Park, Ron Zacapa 23 yr, Rhum JM, kiwi and a lime cordial; Meadowlark, rose-infused tequila, cucumber syrup and Hellfire bitters; El Cobre, mezcal, pineapple shrub, ginger beer and lime. Also available are a collection of seasonal cocktails such as the Palisades, bourbon, grapefruit and basil; The Lady Bird, gin, rosemary, pineapple, Verjus and house grenadine; 1872, Bombay Sapphire, Lillet Rose, Averna, Carpano Antica, Campari and thyme, and the Barrel Aged Rosita, Hornitos tequila, Aperol, Campari and Cocchi Americano Bianco. All spring cocktails are priced at $15 each.

Guests can also enjoy Blue Duck Tavern’s new mix and match gin and tonics, featuring gin house-infused with seasonal ingredients and house-made tonics, priced at $14 each. Pairings include Strawberry, Green Almond, or Cardamom Cilantro infused gin with Rhubarb and Espelette, Lime and Pink Peppercorn, or Balsamic flavored tonic. Additionally, those seeking a non-alcoholic refreshment to help beat the heat can opt for Blue Duck’s new springtime “mock-tail.” Priced at $9, The Kalorama is made from a combination of kiwi shrub, lime cordial and club soda.

About Blue Duck Lounge:
Blue Duck Tavern’s 60-seat Lounge offers guests an oasis in the nation’s capital with comfortable seating and “Capitol Hill” glass-enclosed booths flanking a distinctive marble and glass bar. A unique lounge-style power breakfast is served here each morning, followed by a full lunch menu and evening fare ideal for pre or post-theater dining. There is also a nightly cheese presentation showcasing artisanal cheeses by the ounce. Tempting seasonal cocktails, classic martinis and an extensive wine list, with many special by-the-glass selections complement these offerings. Adjacent to the Blue Duck Lounge, is the Tea Cellar, which features more than 50 rare and limited production, single-estate teas from remote regions around the world.

About Blue Duck Tavern:
Located in the Park Hyatt Washington, at the corner of 24 and M Streets, NW, the dining room of Blue Duck Tavern is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily - breakfast from 6:30 am to 10:30 am; lunch from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM; dinner from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM on Sunday - Thursday and 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM on Friday - Saturday; and Saturday and Sunday brunch from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM. The restaurant has seasonal outdoor seating for 45 guests, a semi-private dining room for up to 12 guests, and a Chef’s Table situated adjacent to the open kitchen seats up to 20 guests. Reservations for Blue Duck Tavern may be made by calling (202) 419-6755 or by visiting

About Park Hyatt Washington:
Park Hyatt Washington combines dynamic modernism with classic American style. Located in the fashionable West End Georgetown neighborhood, near Embassy Row and the Smithsonian Museums, Park Hyatt Washington affords guests convenient access to shopping, dining, and cultural attractions of the nation’s capital. With 216 guest rooms and suites, a Tea Cellar offering rare and vintage tea selections, and an intimate Spa Room, Park Hyatt Washington provides a truly unique experience.  The hotel is home to the award-winning restaurant, Blue Duck Tavern, an elegant neighborhood tavern offering menu selections focusing on the freshest ingredients available from regional purveyors. Park Hyatt Washington offers flexible meeting and event space, The Gallery, with seasonal catering by Executive Chef Franck Loquet. To make a reservation for Park Hyatt Washington in the U.S. or Canada, please call +1 (800) 778-7477 or visit