Liquid Fire: Hot Toddies, D.C. Style

Enjoyed inside or out, these wintry concoctions warm the body on chilly days and nights.

Feeling chilly? D.C. cocktail masters brew up some warmth in a cup.

The Rye Bar's 'Hot Coco'
The Rye Bar's 'Hot Coco' (©Pablo de Loy)

‘Hot Coco'

At the luxe Capella hotel in Georgetown, sip hot cocoa made with 64 percent Guayaquil chocolate, an intense cacao. Don’t forget the house-made whipped cream and shaved bitter chocolate, plus a kick of Chambord. The Rye Bar, 1050 31st St NW. 202.617.2424

Copperwood Tavern's hot toddies
Copperwood Tavern's hot toddies (Courtesy the restaurant)

‘Apply Brandy’

Copperwood Tavern rounds out this classic hot toddy with port-vanilla syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange. Copperwood Tavern, 4021 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va., 703.552.8010

‘Hot Stuff’

Bartender Phil Anova’s version of chai tea (above) adds puréed pear to vanilla almond milk and a bengal spice tea spiked with rum and Grand Marnier, finished with a dash of clove. Mandu, 1805 18th St. NW, 202.289.6899