The shopping frenzy, the Christmas lights everywhere, the holiday cheer – the list of reasons to have a drink goes on and on this time of year. And while you’re drowning your gratitude, winter blues, or last minute shopping in booze (hey, we’re not here to judge), why not do it in style with the city’s best seasonal cocktails?
Here are some cocktails sure to bring on some warm & fuzzy vibes, and also where to find them. Cheers to the holidays!
Mr Tipples: Well Done
The brand new, tres-chic music venue and bar knows how to throw a party, and how to name a cocktail right. This dark and grown-up concoction is indeed well done, with bourbon, tawny port and barrel aged maple for a sweet holiday finish.
39 Fell St
Mosto: The Grinch
This appropriately named cocktail is all about shades of green. Spiked with Espolón Anejo tequila, green Chartreuse, lemon, pineapple gum and featuring a salted hibiscus rim, this drink brings a hint of vacation in the middle of Mosto’s rustic, Mexico-in-the-Mission charm.
741 Valencia St
Dirty Habit: Lovable Trixter
It’s hard not to love a cocktail with such naughty name. The sexy rooftop bar offers a tricky drink that marries rum, rhubarb, black cardamom, molasses, smoked coconut and vanilla for a soft – yet killer – result.
12 4th St
Cafe Du Nord: Nabobs
Stylish and classy as it’s ever been, Cafe du Nord serves up an whole new take on an egg in an alcoholic beverage; this rich cocktail mixes it with Irish whiskey, coffee liquor, sherry and bergamot.
2174 Market St
Myriad Gastropub: Crimson Fog
From the cute and adventurous Myriad, comes a cocktail of festive hue and remotely punch-like qualities. Carpano Antica Formula, Punt e Mes, Rainwater Madeira, beet juice, orange juice, cranberry juice and Miracle Mile Forbidden bitter blend to create a flavor that screams merriment.
2491 Mission St
Find delicious hot toddies here as well as the limited edition treat, C.R.E.A.M., Giffard Menthe Pastille, egg whites, coconut orgeat, Toasted Coconut Infused Absinthe and of course C.R.E.A.M.
2124 Market St