New Citrus Winter Cocktails at Grant Grill

Is it spring yet? Although our winter weather is teasing us with hints of sunshine, real talk is, the deep chill is just settling in. While we wait for spring, let’s embrace winter in the only appropriate way -- at the bar. Pull up a chair and sip on the spirits of winter while fat pants are still in style.

The US Grant Hotel’s signature restaurant Grant Grill recently won the 2012 Nightclub & Bar "Best Hotel Bar" Award, and is now celebrating with a debut round of seasonal spirits. Mixologist Jeff Josenhans draws upon fresh garden inspiration in a new winter cocktail menu that explores four unique citrus flavors. From blood orange and grapefruit, to kumquat and Meyer lemon grown in the hotel’s rooftop garden, the winter cocktail menu acts as a self-guided tour through seasonal citrus infusions.

Which intoxicating citrus flavor fits your winter mood? Bitter Betty mixes Nolet’s Silver gin with muddled blood oranges, blood orange bitters and Dolin Red vermouth. Mona’s Revenge is a daring blend of Don Julio Blanco, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Oro Blanco grapefruit juice and tincture with a cobalt sugar and salt rim. Kumquat Kobbler is a simple yet strong mix of kumquat infused Karlsson’s vodka and Amere Sauvage with a ginger beer float. And Hand of the Buddha stirs up Buddha’s Hand infused High West Silver Oat Whiskey, Hiver Amer and fresh pressed Meyer lemon picked from the hotel’s rooftop garden.

New “Citrus Seasonals” cocktails are $12 each, available now at Grant Grill at The US Grant Hotel.

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