7 Bars Dominating Holiday Cocktails

It turns out that the best way to spread holiday cheer is not singing loud for all to hear…

Mixologists across the country are taking traditional holiday cocktails to a whole new level. Check out a few of our favorite festive adult beverages being served this holiday season:

Where: Steam Pub in Southampton, Pennsylvania


Blue Christmas Martini: You certainly won’t have yourself a blue Christmas after indulging in a Blue Christmas Martini!
What’s in it: Elvis Presley Coconut Water Vodka, Coconut Rum, Blue Curaçao and pineapple juice, rimmed with vanilla icing and shaved coconut.

Milk N’ Cookies
: Now this is what Santa wants to see when he comes down the chimney!
What’s in it: Cookie Dough Vodka, Dark Chocolate Liqueur, hazelnut syrup, white chocolate sauce and sweet milk, topped with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and a chocolate chip cookie.


The White Chocolate Peppermint Martini: A better place to hang your candy canes than your Christmas tree…
What’s in it: Peppermint Bark Vodka, Mint Liqueur, white chocolate sauce and sweet milk, rimmed with vanilla icing and crushed candy cane.

Miracle on Ninth Street, a holiday pop-up bar in Alphabet City, NYC


photo credit: Gabi Porter — in New York, NY.

The Bad Santa Cocktail: A fruity, coconutty take on a hot buttered rum
What’s in it: Two types of rum, pineapple juice, milk, lemon juice, coconut water and coconut butter.

photo credit: Gabi Porter

photo credit: Gabi Porter

The Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel: Hanukkah in a glass!
What’s in it:  A twist on the Old Fashioned, infusing tequila with dark roasted cocoa nibs, maple syrup, and Pedro Ximénez sherry

The Shanty in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Photo credit: the Shanty Facebook fan page

Photo credit: the Shanty Facebook fan page

Mister Katz’s Egg Nog: A holiday classic made with the freshest of liquor from New York Distilling Company
What’s in it: Mister Katz’s Rock & Rye, Fresh Eggs, Whole Milk, Heavy Cream, & nutmeg

The Broken Shaker in Miami Beach


Chrismukkuh Flip: An all-inclusive taste of the season
What’s in it: Rittenhouse Rye, Cinnamon, and a Whole Egg shaken and topped with Gatortail Brown Ale and a touch of nutmeg
Gingersnap Old Fashion: Just like grandma used to make!
What’s in it: Old Forester Bourbon stirred with Grandma’s Gingersnap Reduction and Abbott’s Bitters

 The Spare Room in LA

the spare room

Photo credit: Instagram @adamboric

What’s in it: Vodka, cherry herring, orgeat, lemon, garnish / powdered sugar, Rosemary and an ornament.

Fernet Egg Cream: Dessert in a cup.
What’s in it: Fernet, Jameson, egg white, cream, U-Bet chocolate syrup, soda, served with a pretzel rod

Thanks Grandma! Apparently someone in LA has an awesome grandmother.
What’s in it: Jamaican Rum, hazelnut and allspice liqueurs, cinnamon-spiced pumpkin, cream, nutmeg

Luxbar in Chicago

Photo Credit: Luxbar Facebook page

Photo Credit: Luxbar Facebook page

Peppercorn Cocktail
What’s in it: Olmeca Altos Reposado + Agave Nectar + Pear + Lime + Pink Peppercorn
Photo credit: Luxbar Facebook page

Photo credit: Luxbar Facebook page

Nutmeg Cocktail
What’s in it:
Castrede Armagnac, Lazzaroni, Amaretto, Angostura Bitters, pressed apple juice and egg whites

McGillin’s Olde Ale House in Philadelphia

Photo Credit: McGillini's Olde Ale House Facebook page

Photo Credit: McGillini’s Olde Ale House Facebook page

Candy Cane Martinis, Eggnog Martinis, Irish Hot Apple Cider, Drury Sleigh Rides & more are served at this local bar, which has been continuously running since 1860. Here are few seasonal favorites:


What’s in it: Butterscotch liquor and hot chocolate


Poinsettia Punch: Served for over 100 years at Philly’s oldest continuously running bar.
What’s in it:
Champagne, cranberry juice, orange juice and triple sec, and orange slice garnishes.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch
What’s in it: Shots of Fireball whiskey and RumChata served on the rocks with a dash of cinnamon.