Old Man Winter has come back with a vengeance. Angered by his exile, he is here to exact his icy revenge. Don’t worry though, we have just the thing to save you from his dreary grips . Cocktails!

Whether you’re out for a night on the town, stopping in for a quick happy hour drink, or sipping on a cocktail to unwind and regain your sanity, you can’t go wrong with a classic cocktail like a Manhattan, Martini, Mojito, Whiskey sour or a gin and tonic. These are classic drinks with many variations that bartenders can mix up in a jiffy.

You’ve enjoyed them in their original forms, but these cocktails can also be sought out this winter, cloaked in seasonal flavors. They’re here to warm up your belly n’ heart and give your taste buds a Christmas party.

Ask your favorite bartender to mix you up one of these drinks, sure to become one of your holiday favorites.

Spiced Manhattan

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Simply explained, this cocktail is a mixture of a holiday spice rack. Imagine a Manhattan with all your favorite holiday spices, like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, topped off with a little orange. It will taste and smell like Christmas and is sure to warm up your belly.

White Chocolate Peppermint Martini

There are many different variations to the martini. There are the classics like appletinis, necterinis, or a chocolatini, but the rich white chocolate peppermint-ini is just right for the season. White Chocolate liqueur and peppermint schnapps make this drink one to remember (if you don’t have one too many). Make it a delicious part of the holiday season-ini.

Mistletoe Mojito

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This is another drink that can be found on libation menus everywhere, with many variations. You might think a mojito is best enjoyed with sand in between your toes, contemplating nothingness or with a side of sunshine. We say you can enjoy a mojito during winter too.

Are you feeling the seasonal blues? Having a mojito will surely remind you of the sunny weather that’s just a few months away. The holiday variation infuses pomegranates to turn this drink into a colorful sight for holidays.

 

 

New York Sour

newyorksourbrYou might not recognize the name, but you will recognize the taste. A New York sour is the holiday version of the whiskey sour. This drink still has the Whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar that are in a whiskey sour.

The twist to this drink is the Shiraz or Malbec wine poured on top of the drink. Executed correctly, the wine should sit on top, giving your glass the color scheme of a McDonald’s logo, with a darker red.

 

Orange Cranberry Gin and Tonic

A Gin and Tonic is a classic drink that’s thoroughly enjoyed in small sips through a meal or when out at a bar. Add some cranberries and oranges to it and it becomes a citrusy dream for the holidays. The citrus will not overwhelm the glass thanks to the gin.

These cocktails are perfect for an evening out during the holidays. They’re seasonal, delicious, belly n’ heartwarming and they’re sure to melt away the winter drear!