The Best Holiday Themed Cocktails to Get You in the Spirit
As the holiday season rapidly approaches, bars and restaurants around the country are changing up their cocktail menus by adding drinks that capture the spirit (pun intended) and flavors of the season.
Apple, cinnamon, spiced pear, vanilla, nutmeg, and eggnog are just some of the ingredients that make up these holiday-themed drinks. Bartenders gravitate towards flavors that evoke the fall and winter months, Christmas and Thanksgiving dishes, and ingredients that are generally warming.
Also, vodka and gin are often replaced with brown spirits like whiskey and aged rum when it starts to get colder outside, although there are some fragrant, piney gins available that capture the season perfectly.
Wherever you go, you can find a holiday cocktail to suit your mood, whether you are looking for sweet, spicy, savory, or smoky flavors. Here are 12 of the best holiday-themed cocktails (with names that are appropriately festive) to drink around the country this winter.