Friday, December 2, 2011

25 Cocktails of Christmas? Yes, Please!

General Manager/Beverage Director Francesco Amodeo and Bartender Milton Hernandez have joined forces behind the bar at Ashok Bajaj’s Bibiana to create 25 new seasonally-inspired cocktails; a countdown to December 25th and the merrymaking holidays.  I was feeling pretty merry after the tasting;)  We're hoping they add a Kristen and a Lauren to the list next year.
These exclusive libations are made with Bibiana’s delicious homemade liquors. 
The new cocktails began yesterday and run through the 25th.  Each day a new cocktail is released.  You can order cocktails from the previous days, but cannot order the others until their release date.  
Don't forget to order Chef Nicholas Stefanelli's pizzas ($15) in the bar area while your sipping the delicious cocktails.
The new holiday cocktails ($12) are as follows:
One of my favorites!
1 Lucretia: Homemade Almond Grappa, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Egg Whites

2 Vin Cotto: Red wine, Concerto (homemade digestive with 27 spices, coffee and barley) Saba, Dry Fruits and Nuts.

3 Alessandra: H1 Spiced Pear Vodka, Pear Liqueur, Pear Juice

4 Annalisa: Etichetta Nera Brandy, Lazzaroni Amaretto, Amaro Montenegro, Lemon Juice,  

5 Rosanna: G’ Vine Gin, Homemade Prickly Pear Liquor, Maraschino, Grapefruit Juice

6 Antonella: Gordons Gin, Fernet Branca, Dolin Bianco

7 Gabriella: Amaro Zucca, Chinotto Italian Bitter Orange Soda

8 Simona: Blackwell Rhum, Homemade Vanilla Citrus Liquor, Egg Whites, Nutmeg
This would also be great for brunch!
9 Bibiana: Prosecco, White Peach and Ginger

10 Mia: Redemption Bourbon, Carpano Antica, Pineapple Syrup

11 Nicoletta: Ketel One Citron, Limoncello, Pinot Grigio, Lemon Juice

12 Maddalena: Svedka Vodka, Campari, Martini Rosso & Splash of Prosecco

13 Nina: Etichetta Nera Brandy, Homemade Hibiscus Liquor, Lemon Juice

14 Pa pa l' Americano: Hendricks Gin, Cocchi Americano, Homemade Plum Liquor

15 Luisa: Gordon's Gin, Pineapple Juice, Fresh Basil

16 Stefania: Gordon's Gin, Homemade Apricot Liquor, Orange & Lemon Juice

17 Maria: Ceci Lambrusco, Cocchi Chinato Vermouth, Sangue Morlacco Cherry  
Liquor, Cranberry Juice

18 Amalfi: Homemade Limocello, Gassoza Italian Lemon Soda

19 Giulia: Hendricks’s Gin, Aperol, Orange Juice

20 Samantha: VSOP Cognac, Homemade Biscotti Liquor, Lemon Juice, Dash of Orange Bitters

21 Andrea: Homemade Mandarin Liquor, Cocchi Americano, Luxardo Bitter, Grapefruit Juice

22 Katia: Redemption Rye , Amaro Averna, Homemade Cherry Liquor, Homemade Chocolate

23 Marta: Vanilla Infused JW Red Label, Fresh Thyme, Thyme Syrup

24 Laura: Hendricks, Homemade Limoncello, Crème de Violette, Cocchi Americano

25 Angelica: Etichetta Nera Italian Brandy, Luxardo Triple Sec, Lemon Juice

25 reasons to celebrate!!
Bibiana is located close to Metro Center at 1100 New York Avenue, NW, at the corner of 12th and H Streets in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C.  It opens weekdays for lunch from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM and dinner is served from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM Monday through Wednesday, and 5:30 PM to 11 PM Thursday through Saturday.  For more information, please call (202) 216-9550 or visit the website at
Photos by Kristen Finn

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