Friday, 25, November 2016

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The Dupont Circle

Holiday Cocktails at Bar Dupont

Feeling festive in Washington

Get into the holiday spirit with a new menu of holiday cocktails in Bar Dupont, part of the luxury Washington DC hotel The Dupont Circle.

Now that Thanksgiving is out of the way, preparation for the holidays can really begin. It’s time to take pumpkin off the menu, and make way for all of those festive ingredients that thrive at this time of year… gingerbread, cinnamon, nutmeg and a hefty dose of sweetness.

Bar Dupont is fully embracing the festive season with a new menu of holiday cocktails. There are four cocktails in the collection (as well as the usual that you’ll find all year round). They’re priced at $14 each.

We got our hands on the recipes so you can try and make your own at home, if you’re not lucky enough to be near Bar Dupont. 

Bar Dupont is the definitive cocktail bar in the middle of Washington DC, part of the luxury hotel The Dupont Circle.

Sweet Escape (Main Picture)

2 oz Marshmallow vodka
1 oz Baileys
1 oz Frangelico
1 oz Heavy Cream

Definitely one for those with a sweet tooth! Shake all of the ingredients without ice, and serve in a classic martini glass.

Aperol Alexander

2 oz Aperol
1.5 oz white crème de cacao
1.5 oz heavy cream

Shake all of the ingredients well, without ice, and serve in a rock glass. 

Enjoy the gingerbread martini in Bar Dupont, where there is a new cocktail menu with holiday specials for the festive season in Washington DC

Ginger-bread Martini

1.5 oz El Jimador tequila
1 oz Midori
.75oz ginger bread syrup
.75 oz pineapple juice 

Shake all of the ingredients together, again without ice, and serve in a coupette.

There are holiday specials in the festive Bar Dupont, one of the best bars for cocktails and happy hour in Washington DC

Ryesing Star

1 oz Rittenhouse rye
1 oz benedictine
1 oz yellow chartreuse
1 oz lime juice

This is what’s known as a “built” cocktail, can be a little tricky for newbies. Basically, you add the ingredients over crushed ice, without mixing. Your attempt may not look as pretty as the Bar Dupont version, but the taste will be amazing!

If you try any of the holiday cocktails, be it in Bar Dupont or at home, do tag us in on social media. You can find Bar Dupont on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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