Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Blue Duck Tavern at Park Hyatt Washington, D.C Unveils New Winter Cocktails

Blue Duck Lounge's Blitzen Hot Toddy

From our friends at Blue Duck Tavern...

Blue Duck Tavern Unveils New Winter Cocktails

As temperatures continue to drop, Blue Duck Lounge and Blue Duck Tavern at Park Hyatt Washington, D.C., located at 24th and M Streets, NW, are unveiling a selection of cocktails perfect for toasting throughout the winter months. Six seasonal libations are being added to the menu, and will be available along with eight popular cocktails, which are rolling over from the fall menu. These new cocktails will be available through February 28, 2018.

The ideal gathering spot on a cold winter’s night, Blue Duck’s 60-seat Lounge and 106-seat restaurant provide a welcoming and festive atmosphere. The arrival of new handcrafted cocktails such as the Oh My Darling with clementine gin, honey espelette, simple syrup, passion fruit cordial, lemon juice, mint leaves, and a dashes of salt solution; the Cuffing Season made with brown butter washed rum, Banane du BrĂ©sil liqueur, lemon juice, and matcha syrup; and a rotating cocktail barrel-aged in American oak. The current selection is the Don Franco made with Japanese Akashi Whisky, Sweet Vermouth, Carpano Antica, Mancino Secco and Peychaud bitters which will enliven the dreariest winter night. Three new, seasonal warming cocktails have also been added to the menu and include the Foggy Bottom with Earl Grey-infused Bulleit bourbon, vanilla infused milk, cardamom tincture, and vanilla gomme; the Blitzen Hot Toddy with Chai-infused aquavit, saffron water, yellow chartreuse, Four Roses, black sesame honey, simple syrup, and a splash of lemon juice, and the Holiday Cheers, mulled wine made with house red wine, all spice, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and calamansi (a Japanese citrus.)

One can also enjoy tempting favorites that have rolled over from the fall menu. They include the Let It Linger with cranberry-infused CIVIC vodka, rosemary-infused Secco Mancino vermouth, green apple soda and pear simple syrup; the Texas State Fair with popcorn-infused Mellow Corn whiskey, caramel gomme and bacon bitters; the Laspang of Luxury with Lapsang Souchong-infused Cimarron Reposado tequila, house-made mole and a cardamom salt rim; the Black Beauty, Rittenhouse Rye, house-made amaro and blood orange; The Painted Elephant with fig-infused white whisky, fennel simple syrup, pear brandy and yuzu; Cinnamon Toast Punch with mezcal, cognac, cinnamon and horchata. Cocktails are priced at $16. Additionally, two mocktails available this autumn include the Green Apple Soda and the Mule with seasonal jam and ginger beer.  Mocktails are priced at $9.

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 www.blueducktavern.com.

About Park Hyatt Washington, D.C.:
Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. 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 220 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 Michelin-starred 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. To make a reservation for Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. in the U.S. or Canada, please call 1(800) 778-7477 or visit www.parkhyattwashington.com.