Holiday Cocktails

Holiday Drinks in LA

Deck the halls with lots of boozing … in fa la la la La La Land. Looking for a cool holiday cocktail to warm you up this season? Look no further than our list for drinks that will truly get you into the holiday spirits.

White Christmas, $10 – Grill on the Alley
Dreaming of a white Christmas? You got it. The Grill on the Alley (Beverly Hills, Westlake Village, and Hollywood) is ready to give you a frothy mint kiss with their creamy White Christmas cocktail topped with crushed candy cane sprinkles. To make it yourself, shake all the below ingredients vigorously over ice. Strain into chilled martini glass.

1.5 oz vodka
½ oz white crème de cocoa
½ oz white crème de menthe
1 oz heavy cream

Chilled Butter Rum, $10 – Grill on the Alley
The holiday season brings colder days, but a refreshingly cool drink might be just what you need. Try this rich, chilled version of the traditional Hot Buttered Rum. To make it yourself, shake rum and syrup over and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with butter rum float.

1.75 oz dark rum
1 oz brown sugar cinnamon syrup
Butter cream (1 egg white, 1 tsp melted butter, 1 tsp lemon juice, 2 tsp heavy cream, whipped)

Bourbon Nog, $9 – Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse
We’ve all had store-bought eggnog, but housemade bourbon nog? Oh yeah. Stop by this Downtown LA steakhouse for the handcrafted Bourbon Nog that comes with your choice of vanilla bean or cinnamon syrup. To make it yourself, shake the below ingredients vigorously with ice, and strain into bucket glass with shaved nutmeg on top.

2 oz Old Crow bourbon
4 oz house made eggnog
1 oz simple syrup (cinnamon or vanilla)

Bloody Holiday, $10 – Waterloo & City
Oh, bloody swell! What else would a bona fide British gastropub serve but a cocktail called the Bloody Holiday? The spiced black tea syrup and rum are sure to conjure up a very English Christmas. To make it yourself, blend the following ingredients and serve in a rocks glass. Garnish with bay leaf.

Fresh cranberry puree, sweetened with agave nectar
Spiced black tea syrup (coriander, clover, cardamom, orange zest, fennel, cinnamon)
Goslings Black Seal rum
Ginger beer float

Candy Cane Martini, $12 – Rush Street
How sweet it is. The perfect-for-the-holidays Candy Cane Martini at Culver City’s popular Chicago-style pub is offering a minty cool dessert you can drink. To make it yourself, mix the below items and top with a dollop of fluffy whipped cream.

2 oz Absolut Vanilla
½ oz Peppermint Schnapps
½ oz Godiva White Chocolate liqueur
Dollop of whipped cream
Mini candy cane garnish

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