We asked a few of our favorite bartenders around town to share some bubbly cocktail recipes—festive drinks that are just right for impressing your fellow holiday revelers. Ranging from simple variations on the classic Champagne cocktail to more elaborate concoctions, these 5 holiday libations are sure to liven up your holiday season.
'Ripple' on Serious Eats
Depending on the type of person you are, the term "fat-wash" will either sound delicious or disgusting to you. A fat-washed cocktail might evoke images of tubs of lard, but it's really just the term for a technique of infusing liquors with other flavors. At Washington, DC's Ripple, bar manager Josh Berner is currently offering a series of fat-washed cocktails, featuring gin infused with sesame oil, mezcal flavored with bacon, and vodka enriched with olive oil.