Indulging in festive (and very photogenic) holiday cocktails!
Lots of bars and restaurants in the city are rolling out their holiday drink menus, and we’ve rounded up all the coziest, yummiest cocktails full of the best winter flavors.
1. Grandma Got Run Over By A T-Rex, Miracle on 9th Street
Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar Miracle on 9th Street that serves the most delicious holiday cocktails in a festive setting filled to the brim with kitschy holiday décor. Their Grandma Got Run Over By A T-Rex is made with vodka, orange liqueur, gentian aperitif, aloe vera, spiced pomegranate and grapefruit mix, lime, and aromatic bitters.
Where: 649 E 9th St.
2. Bad Krampus, Snowday in Brooklyn
Sunday in Brooklyn’s holiday pop-up offers tons of incredible, holiday-themed cocktails! Try the Bad Krampus made with Australian Whiskey, Amaro Montenegro, Bitter Aperitivo, Vermouth, Melon, and Thyme for a festive drink that’s sure to pack a punch.
Where: 348 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
3. A Lump of Coal, Feliz Coctelería
This exciting pop-up by The Garret Bars has returned for a third season and we couldn’t be more excited. With so many fantastic cocktails available, you might just have to try them all! Their “A Lump of Coal” cocktail is a safe bet for starters with pisco, black sesame, palo santo, blackberry, egg white, and lime.
Where: 349 Broome Street
4. Boozy Bourbon Black & White Hot Chocolate, The Loreley
The Loreley Beer Garden has the largest heated patio on the Lower East Side, so you can comfortably sip on toasty drinks while sitting outside all winter long! Their Boozy Bourbon Black & White Hot Chocolate is Ghirardelli hot chocolate spiked with bourbon and topped with toasted marshmallows. They also have holiday drink options like Spiked Egg Nog, Winter Sangria, a Peppermint Nitro Martini, and Bourbon Apple Cider.
Where: 7 Rivington St.
5. Après All Day, Magic Hour Rooftop
You can’t get much more festive than Magic Hour Rooftop’s Winter Lodge! Order their limited-time Après All Day, their signature party pouch with vodka, yuzu citrus, and a hint of pomegranate.
Where: 485 7th Ave 18th floor
6. Winter Cider, Industry Kitchen
Sip on Bulleit bourbon, Drambuie, Fireball, cinnamon, anise, and applecider for a warming cocktail that pairs wonderfully with the waterfront views.
Where: 70 South St.
7. It’s Giving Festive, Ras Plant Based
A delicious blend of Maker’s Mark, apple cider, cinnamon syrup, and lemon juice, this cocktail gives you that warm and bubbly feeling with just one sip!
Where: 739 Franklin Ave.
8. X Factor, Ophelia Rooftop
A deliciously warming blend of Glenmorangie x single malt, amontillado sherry, reisetbauer carrot eau de vie, kummell, St. George spiced pear liqueur, maple, and walnut bitters.
Written by Claire Leaden, Justine Golata, & Brianna Perry