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toddyToddy Al Fresco -- Blackwall Hitch has a warming cocktail for the winter months. The Earl’s Honey Toddy, made from a combination of Cognac, Honey Jack and Earl Grey syrup, is priced at $13 and can be enjoyed at the bar, in the dining room, or on the restaurant’s rear patio, which offers magnificent views overlooking the Potomac River and will be tented throughout the winter months. (5 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA; 703.739.6090; theblackwallhitch.com) New At Blue Duck – Blue Duck Tavern has 10 new cocktails, as well as two new winter warmers, just in time for snowy weather. Among the newcomers is a new cocktail collaboration with One Eight Distillery, The All-American, featuring Untitled #3, a sourced six-year-old wheated bourbon aged in local vigilante coffee barrels, creating a smoky whiskey with notes of bittersweet chocolate and roasted coffee, and paired with house amaro and white peppercorn ($20). Drinks also include the Uptown Sour (rye, yuzu, and mulled wine); the La Manzana (tequila, apple, rosemary, and jalapeno); the Power & Passion (rum, cinnamon, passion fruit, and sage); the Push It ( yellow chartreuse, red pepper, and Szechuan); and more, all $16. (24 and M Streets NW; 202.419.6755; blueducktavern.com) New Happy Hour -- Coastal Italian restaurant Casolare offers a weekday happy hour from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the bar. The menu features a wide selection of antipasti and pizzas, including a crudo of the day, the chef’s beloved polpetto a la Pugliese with spicy tomato sauce and four different pizzas. As for beverages, choose from house white, red and sparkling wine or five different versions of the restaurant's signature Campari cocktails on draft (Americano, Negroni Sbagliato, classic Negroni, Old Pal and Boulevardier). Two local beers are also available. (2505 Wisconsin Avenue; 202.625.5400; casolaredc.com) Hot Buttered Rum -- Centrolina's Hot Buttered Rum Affogato offers an Italian twist on a classic fall cocktail with Sailor Jerry's spiced rum, Zaya 12yr rum, hot water, brown sugar simple syrup and one scoop of brown butter gelato ($14). Using brown butter gelato in place of the brown sugar and spice mix traditionally found in a hot buttered rum, the cocktail mixes warming elements with the cool hit of ice cream. (974 Palmer Alley NW; 202.898.2426; centrolinadc.com) Raise A Glass & Funds For American Heart Association -- February is American Heart Month, so City Tap Penn Quarter is partnering with PULSE, the young professional’s committee of the American Heart Association/Greater Washington Region to support heart disease research and awareness. When you visit City Tap Penn Quarter throughout the month of February, purchase a 3 Stars Brewing keepsake glass for $10, with all glass proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association, and enjoy $5-$7 beers and wines during your entire visit. (901 9 Street NW; 202.644.9443; dc.citytap.com) Drink To Women Who Rule -- James Beard Award-nominated Columbia Room will pay tribute to the women who have shaped the culinary world--Alice Waters, Ann Tuennerman, Julie Reiner and many more--with cocktails and dishes inspired by a distinguished group of iconic female bartenders and chefs. From special ingredients, to gilded glassware, to new spins on the classics, the winter menu is teeming with inspiration from a diverse array of powerful women, including the Columbia Room’s version of The Hanky Panky, created by Ada Coleman, the legendary head bartender at The American Bar at London’s Savoy Hotel in the early 1900s. Spirits industry leaders Ivy Mix and Lynette Marrero also get the Columbia Room treatment with Speed Rack Roulette, a nod to the nationally known, all-female speed bartending competition they co-founded in 2011. Can't choose? Spin the wheel for a cocktail, with options such as an espresso martini, the Chartreuse Swizzle and the Champs Élysées. (124 Blagden Alley NW; 202.316.9396; columbiaroomdc.com) New Happy Hour Alert -- Espita Mezcaleria offers up a new Southern-Mexican happy hour, including mix-and-match chicken, mushroom, smoked pork jowl, grilled tilapia and skirt steak tacos, plus beverages ranging from $5 to $21. From 5-7 p.m. daily, try the Estocada, a floral take on a mezcal negroni; winter tequila sangria with pear and elderflower; rum punch with vino tinto, citrus and yellow chartreuse; as well as a rotating draft beer, house wines, shots, and carafes of mezcal. (1250 9 Street NW; espitadc.com) Cozy Fireside Cocktails – Enjoy a special menu of hot cocktails, all $10, at Jack Rose Dining Saloon all winter long. Try Chocolate Without Borders (a collaboration with nearby Pleasant Pops), Chai My Buns (Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, chai tea, soy milk, simple syrup, topped with a warm, iced cinnamon bun), Hazed and Confused (hazelnut coffee-infused Bulleit Bourbon, Giffards Vanille de Madagascar, orange bitters), spiked apple cider, and more. (2007 18 Street NW; 202.588.7388; jackrosediningsaloon.com) February At McClellan’s -- Romance abounds all month long at McClellan’s Retreat with the February Love Is In The Air cocktail menu, which includes Rust Belt Date Night ($8, Peychaud’s aperitivo, apple bitters, orange bitters, Miller High Life, orange peel), Swipe Right ($11, Catoctin Creek roundstone rye, house made strawberry preserves, mint, strawberry-cinnamon syrup, lime juice), All You Need Is Love ($12, Old Forester bourbon, corrected OJ, crème de cacao, Amontillado sherry, chocolate bitters, shaved chocolate) and more. (2031 Florida Avenue NW; 202.265.6270; mcclellansretreat.com) sweet-southing-chili-cinnamon-hot-toddy-with-bourbon-and-lemon-just-7-ingredients-and-naturally-sweetened-veganSmoky Libations – The Rye Bar showcases four warm cocktails this winter. New additions to the cocktail menu include the Rye Bar Smoked Coffee (mezcal, rye whiskey, a shot of espresso, Pedro Ximénez sherry, brown sugar and hot water, topped with freshly whipped cream and garnished with medium shaves of spicy dark chocolate); the Applishion (hot apple cider infused with cinnamon sticks, cloves, fruit, and star anise, Redemption rye, and Cappelletti); eggnog (eggs, granulated sugar, half and half, cinnamon, nutmeg, Redemption Rye, dark rum, allspice dram and PX, served chilled and garnished with grated nutmeg); as well as a hot toddy for two (Buffalo trace bourbon, hot water, honey syrup, lemon juice, rosemary springs, ginger, lemon peel, orange peel, Chamomile tea infused in a hot siphon). Each cocktail is $18 and available throughout the winter months. (1050 31 Street NW; 202.617.2425; rosewoodhotels.com/en/washington-dc/dining/the-rye-bar)