The Yuletide classic is one of 25 rotating holiday cocktails on the menu at Bibiana through Christmas Eve. It gets a twist with Pedro Ximenez sherry, Benedictine and Buffalo Trace bourbon. $12. 1100 New York Ave. NW.
Hot Buttered Rum
The drink may date to the Colonial era, but Jackson 20’s recipe is thoroughly modern. It is made with Myers’s Rum, homemade butterscotch, a spice bouquet, and topped with dulce de leche foam. $11. 480 King St., Alexandria.
Perfect for sipping by the restaurant’s outdoor fire pit, the mulled wine at Room 11 is made with fresh orange, crystallized ginger, cardamom, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. $9. 3234 11th St NW.
Oyamel’s Mexican hot chocolate, with sugar, cinnamon, vanilla bean, cloves and steamed milk, can be served by the pitcher if you want to share a round with the table. $12. 401 Seventh St. NW.
Jack Rose infuses its toddy, named “Chaiway to Hell,” with chai, wheated bourbon, fresh lemon, allspice liqueur and honey. It’s topped with a cinnamon-dusted lemon wheel. $10. 2007 18th St NW.
More from our Winter Whimsy issue:
Holiday plays, categorized
A holiday guide for Grinches
A childless adult's guide to ICE! at National Harbor
One perfect holiday date
Christmas Day dinner and a movie
What you 'kneed' to know about "Elf the Musical"