Tuesday, December 20, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Ring in the Holidays with 25 Cocktails at Bibiana ~Infused with homemade liquors

Tired of the same old cocktails? Osteria Bibiana has the cure for your bored taste buds. General Manager/Beverage Director Francesco Amodeo and Bartender Milton Hernandez have joined forces behind the bar at Ashok Bajaj’s Italian hot spot Bibiana to create 25 new seasonally-inspired cocktails; a countdown to December 25th and the merrymaking holidays. These exclusive libations are made with Bibiana’s delicious homemade liquors. Festive cocktails like the Samantha made with VSOP Cognac, Homemade Biscotti Liquor, Lemon Juice and a Dash of Orange Bitters; the Alessandra with H1 Spiced Pear Vodka, Pear Liqueur and Pear Juice; the Maria with Ceci Lambrusco, Cocchi Chinato Vermouth, Sangue Morlacco Cherry Liquor and Cranberry Juice, and the Simona with Blackwell Rhum, Homemade Vanilla Citrus Liquor, Egg White and Nutmeg are perfect for a special toast to all those naughty and nice friends. The best news of all? There are enough new drinks to experience a one every evening, well into the new year, and each is priced at $12.

Additionally, Bibiana is serving homemade Rosolio, a traditional liqueur distilled from the peel of lemons, mandarin, fennel and other ingredients most commonly found throughout the Amalfi Coast. Francesco Amodeo is making his own version of the natural liqueur and according to the Neapolitan tradition, Rosolio is must to be savored after coffee. It can be served at room temperature or cold, like a digestive or aperitif. Every Italian has an opinion on the best way to enjoy Rosolio as some like it plain, while others prefer adding tonic water or Champagne. The new holiday cocktails are as follows:

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

9 Bibiana: Prosecco, White Peach & 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

Give them a try and let us know what are your favorites!

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 www.bibianadc.com.

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