Monday, October 17, 2016

Blue Duck Tavern Unveils A New Collection of Fall Cocktails

Untitled #7 Whiskey at Blue Duck Tavern

From our friends at Blue Duck Tavern...

Guests Can Usher in Autumn with Craft Spirits Prepared Two Ways, with Blue Duck Tavern's Exclusive "Untitled Cocktail Series"

Blue Duck Lounge & Blue Duck Tavern at Park Hyatt Washington, located at 24th and M Streets, NW, are pleased to unveil a collection of new spiced cocktails just in time for the cool Autumn weather. Guests can look forward to handcrafted libations showcasing a variety of seasonal herbs and fruits, spices, and house-made infusions. Blue Duck Tavern and Blue Duck Lounge will feature 10 new cocktails, highlighting popular spirits two ways, shaken, or stirred, including tequila, rum, vodka, gin, and rye. Additionally guests can enjoy Blue Duck Tavern and Lounge's new “Untitled Cocktail Series” featuring One Eight Distilling's Untitled #1 Gin, barrel-aged with piquant flavors of juniper and spicebush, Untitled #2 Whiskey, a Tennessee sour mash straight whiskey blended and finished in an Oloroso sherry cask, and Untitled #7 Whiskey, their first cask strength release with a blend of whiskeys finished in port and cognac casks.

Guests can anticipate new autumn-inspired Tequila cocktails such as roasted apple infused Ocho Reposado tequila stirred with cinnamon infused mezcal, yellow chartreuse, and jalapeño bitters, or roasted apple-infused Ocho Reposado tequila shaken with yuzu, jalapeño bitters, rosemary shrub, and honey simple syrup. Featured Rum cocktails include coconut-washed Cruzan rum stirred with Ron Zacapa, pumpkin bitters, and clove simple syrup, or house-spiced rhum shaken with pumpkin simple syrup, house coconut milk, and pumpkin bitters. Featured Vodka cocktails include brown butter- washed Barr Hill vodka stirred with sage infused Cocchi Americano, cranberry bitter, and Giffard ginger, or cranberry-infused Belvedere Black shaken with Giffard ginger liqueur, brown butter simple syrup, lime juice, and sage. Gin cocktails include house-infused fig gin, stirred with Dolin dry, plum bitters, Byrrh, Luxardo, and orange bitters, or house-infused fig gin shaken with plum simple syrup, lemon juice, and champagne, and Rye cocktails include Copper Fox rye stirred with mulled yuzu bitters, Averna, and Bonal, or Rittenhouse Rye shaken with yuzu, mulled wine, simple syrup, and egg white. All fall cocktails are priced at $15 each.

Guests can also enjoy Blue Duck Lounges’s exclusive “Untitled Cocktail Series”featuring Washington DC's One Eight Distilling's unique line of “Untitled” spirits. Guests can enjoy Untitled #1 Gin, a black cocktail made with smoke, lemon-rosemary bitters, and a house mix of Crème de Noyaux, Luxardo Angioletto (Hazelnut Liqueur), and crème de cacao, served neat; Untitled #2 Whiskey, made with corn silk, sumac, saffron bitters, and Inniskillin air, served on the rocks, and Untitled #7 Whiskey, made with Cynar, white pepper syrup, and mint tincture, served over crushed ice.  Each cocktail is priced at $20 each. Additionally, those seeking a non-alcoholic refreshment can opt for Blue Duck’s seasonal “mock-tails” like The Kalorama is made from a combination of weekly rotating seasonal shrub, lime cordial and club soda, or The Mule with seasonal jam and ginger beer, priced at $9.

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 & 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 guestrooms 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