For some, the holidays are all about two things: eating and drinking. As is the case each year, plenty of bars and restaurants in San Francisco are offering a gaggle of drink specials to celebrate. Here are a few that are sure to brighten the mood, with pictures of some to boot!

Lafitte: “The Dirty Santa” – St. George Terrior Gin, Zirbenz Stone Pine Liquer, Benedictine, House Made Spiced Cherry Brandy and candy cane tincture.

Postrio: “Peppermint Froth” – Grey Goose Vodka, Peppermint Schapps, Simple Syrup and Cream.

Aurea, Stanford Court Hotel: “Mistletoe Motivator” – Mint Leaves, Meyer Lemon, Can Rum, Simple Syrup, Lemon Lime Soda, Pomegranate Seeds, Mint Sprig.

”Bad Santa” – Kahlua Cinnamon Spice, Absolut Vanilla Vodka, Spicy Hot Chocolate, Softened Whipped Cream, Dried Chilli Pepper

FIVE in Berkeley is celebrating with 12 Days of Christmas, a cocktail for each day. Included are: “10 Lords Press” – Crown, House Grenadine, Ginger Ale, Soda Water, Lemon Twist. “Sparkling Pear” – Pear Vodka, Goslings Rum, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Kenwood Champagne, Pear Slice. “Vanilla Cream” – Kahlua, Vanilla Vodka, Vanilla Bean, Cream.

10 Lords Press

Sparkling Pear

Level III, JW Marriot: “Candy Cane Martini” – Stoli Vanilla Vodka, White Creme De Cocoa, peppermint Schnapps, Candy Cane Syrup.

Murray Circle, Cavallo Point: “Grapefruit Cocktail” – St. Germain Elderflower, Grapefruit, Prosecco.

For the unimaginative, there is always special eggnogs, the hot toddy or Hot Buttered Rum. I actually love a glass of scotch to warm me up during the winter months. But to each his own. Happy end of 2011!