Monday, September 19, 2016

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

From our friends at Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca...

Knightsbridge Group General Manager Michael King and Sam Ward, head bartender of Ashok Bajaj’s Italian hot spot Bibiana, have 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 Eggnog, with a Twist, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Pedro Ximénez sherry, Bénédictine and grated nutmeg, served with a ginger cookie; the Christmas Buck, Becherovka, house-made ginger beer and cassis; the Belladonna, Gold Rum, house Black Rock Farms apple cider and Harney & Sons cranberry; the Winter Gin & Tonic, G’Vine gin, house-made winter tonic with citrus, lemongrass and baking spices, and the Acero, Buffalo Trace, Grade B maple syrup, Amaro Nonino and orange bitters. 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 Brulé - Warm mulled wine with a house blend of spices, citrus peel, and botanicals
2. Spicy Hot Chocolate - Dark Tcho Chocolate, Espellette, Calabrian chili, saffron, clove, orange peel, and other spices
3. Sbagliato - Gran Classico Bitter, Cocchi Vermouth Rosso, prosecco.
4. Cranberry Smash - Buffalo Trace, Bourbon and Amaro-macerated cranberries, cinnamon bitters, brown sugar
5. Black Walnut Old Fashioned - Walnut-washed whiskey, clove, chocolate bitters.
6. Hot & Cold Gin Fizz - G’Vine gin, lemon, warm citrus spuma
7. Chamomile Vieux Carré - Chamomile-infused rye, Vecchia Romagna Brandy, Angostura, Peychaud’s, Benedictine
8. Clementina Fizz - Aperol, clementine juice, prosecco
9. Affogato Martini - Tito’s Vodka, Kahlua, Fior di Latte gelato, shaved dark chocolate
10. Italian 75 - Gordon’s London Dry Gin, blood orange juice, lemon juice, prosecco, candied blood orange
11. Eggnog, with a Twist - Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Pedro Ximénez sherry, Bénédictine, grated nutmeg, served with a ginger cookie
12. Amari Cup - Averna, Fernet Branca, cucumber, citrus, Amalfi lemon soda
13. Vespa - Boyd & Blair Vodka, Tanqueray Dry Gin, Contratto Bianco Vermouth
14. Hot Buttered Rum - Gosling’s Black Seal rum, house Black Rock Farms apple cider, brown sugar and spiced compound butter
15. Torta al Caffé - Bourbon, Varnelli Caffé Moka Amaro, Cointreau, whole egg
16. Persimmon Punch - Dark rum, persimmon, quince
17. Passione - Tito’s Vodka, Aperol, grilled pineapple juice, chili, lime
18. Francesca - Tanqueray Old Tom Gin, Rothman & Winter Violette, Luxardo Maraschino, house brandied cherry
19. Corretto - Laubade Blanche Armagnac, Varnelli Caffé Moka Amaro, La Colombe Espresso
20. Christmas Buck - Becherovka, house ginger beer, cassis
21. Belladonna - Gold Rum, house Black Rock Farms apple cider, Harney & Sons cranberry
22. Barrel-Aged Negroni - Filibuster Barrel-Aged in house: dry gin, Carpano Antica Formula, Averna, Campari
23. Winter Gin & Tonic - G’Vine gin, house winter tonic with citrus, lemongrass, and baking spices
24. Acero - Buffalo Trace, Grade B maple syrup, Amaro Nonino, orange bitters
25. B&B - Brandy and Benedictine served warm in a snifter, orange twist to taste

Bibiana opens weekdays for lunch from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, and dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5 PM to 10:30 PM, and Friday and Saturday from 5 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