As the weather turns to crisp and cool autumn, be sure to check out these cocktails, perfect for warming up against the cooler days of fall.
The Penn Quarter restaurant’s bar menu features the 7th and Penn this fall. Made with rye, aged rum, PX Sherry, orange and Angostura bitters, it’s the perfect drink to keep you warm while out on the patio. (701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW; 202-393-0701)
To celebrate the new season, the Dupont Circle Hotel’s bar has an entire beverage menu dedicated to fall flavors. The seven cocktails on the seasonal menu range from the Jug Band (pictured right) made with bourbon, coffee-infused vermouth, pecan syrup with an espresso whip—to the Black Cat Cloak, a fun spin on the Old Fashioned made with rye, sweet vermouth and Lucano Amaro. Other cocktails include the Evil Eye (pictured above) made with Great King St Scotch, creme de cacao and egg white. Before the weather takes a turn for the worst, enjoy your fall cocktails at the bar’s outdoor patio. (1500 New Hampshire Ave, NW; 202-797-0169)
To welcome autumn back, the Old Town waterfront restaurant will debut a new seasonal cocktail list. Must trys on the list include the Rum Raisin Old Fashioned (made with Flor de Cana five year rum and raisin syrup), Grapefruit Wine Crush (made with grapefruit vodka, Lillet Blanc, fresh grapefruit and agave nectar) and the Figgy Mule (made with fig flavored vodka, lime and ginger beer). When the fall chill hits, be sure to order the Smokin’ Apples, made with smokey mezcal, Applejack brandy, cinnamon and celery. (5 Cameron St, Alexandria; 703-739-6090)
Check out Poste's replacement Dirty Habit where head bartender Sarah Ruiz mixes up craft cocktails. The Smoke Signals, made with rye, Oloroso, Lapsang Souchong, maple and nutty bitters is a spin on the classic Old Fashioned perfect for the season. (555 8th St, NW; 202-449-7095)
Burtons’ seasonally-inspired cocktail menu (drinks pictured above) features fall drinks including the Pumpkin Martini (Absolut vanilla, house-made pumpkin mix, fall spiced rim and bourbon whipped cream), the Salted Caramel Apple (with Jim Beam apple, salted caramel vodka, cider, white cranberry and caramel spiced rim) and the Red Delicious; a pressed cocktail made with hard cider, Stoli Blueberi and pomegranate juice. These cocktails range from $9-13 and will be available all season long.(21434 Epicerie Plaza, Sterling; 571-665-5700)
The fall cocktail list at the Rye Bar features six new offerings and is made up of half warm and half cold drinks. Highlights include the Applishion made with hot cider infused with cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, Redemption rye and Cappalletti, garnished with a cinnamon rim—and the Fortified Maple made with barrel-aged maple syrup, port and rye. (1050 31st St, NW; 202-617-2425)
Photos via Bar Dupont and Burtons Grill & Bar
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