Monday, October 19, 2015

Toast the Holidays at Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca with 25 Cocktails for Christmas

From our friends at Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca...

Beverage Director Tim Hayes of Ashok Bajaj’s Italian hot spot Bibiana has created 25 new seasonally-inspired drinks, a countdown to December 25th and the spirited holiday season. Among the list of festive libations for the season of merriment is the Christmas Cookie, espresso, Prosecco grappa and lemon air; the Belladonna, bourbon, apple cider and cranberry; the Variopinto, Prosecco grappa, orange, honey, fig, ginger and rosemary tincture; the Acero Sprezzatura, Buffalo Trace, maple syrup, Amaro Nonino, orange, and the Fichi, Maker’s Mark, pureed figs, maple syrup and vanilla sugar. These cocktails, which are perfect for toasting the holidays, will start shaking on November 30th. Guests can experience a new libation every evening through December 24th, and each is priced at $12. A complete list of the 25 is posted below.

25 Cocktails List

1. Vin Brule: Mulled Wine, Spices Served Warm
2. Spicy Hot Chocolate: with Brandy, and House Made Cardamom marshmallow
3. Sbagliato: Campari, Cochi Vermouth, Prosecco
4. Christmas Cookie: Espresso, Prosecco Grappa, Lemon Air
5. Hazelnut Old Fashion: Hazelnut infused Filibuster Bourbon, Orange, Cherry
6. Hot & Cold Gin Fizz: Chilled Gin & Lemon, Warm Spuma
7. Sazerac: Bourbon, Lemon Absinthe & Peychauds Bitters
8. Clementina: Campari, Fresh Clementine Juice, Lemon, Prosecco
9. Affogato Martini: Grey Goose, Kahula, Espresso, Gelato
10. Italian 75: Blood Orange, Prosecco, Gin
11. Classic Eggnog with a Twist: Pedro Ximenez, Benedictine, Buffalo Trace
12. Amari Cup: Cucumber, Averna, Fernet Branca, Lemon, Lime, Gassoza
13. Sanguinella: Bourbon, Lemon, Pumpkin-Cinnamon Syrup
14. Hot Buttered Rum: Rum, Butter, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon
15. Speciale: Ginger Infused Vodka, Grapefruit, Cherry Bitter, Rosemary Tincture
16. Fichi: Maker’s Mark, Pureed Figs, Maple Syrup, Vanilla Sugar
17. Passione: Vodka, Aperol, Grilled Pineapple Juice, Passion Fruit, Lime
18. Francesca: Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, Creme de Violette, Luxardo Maraschino, Lemon
19. Bibiana Corretto: Laubade Blanc, Caffe Moka, Espresso
20. Sidro di Mele: Brandy, Cinnamon Maple Syrup, Lime, Apple Cider
21. Belladonna: Bourbon, Apple Cider, Cranberry
22. Aged Negroni: Barrel Aged for 12 months
23. Variopinto: Prosecco Grappa, Orange, Honey, Fig, Ginger, Rosemary Tincture
24. Acero Sprezzatura: Buffalo Trace, Maple Syrup, Amaro Nonino, Orange
25. Vespa: Ketel One, Bombay Sapphire, Cochi Americano, Tangello Bitter, Ginger

Bibiana opens weekdays for lunch from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, and dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM, and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 PM to 11 PM. The restaurant is located close to Metro Center at 1100 New York Avenue, NW, at the corner of 12th and H Streets in the heart of downtown Washington, DC. For more information, please call (202) 216-9550 or visit the website at