Pour yourself a cup of cheer–or have these Valley restaurants, bars and resorts do it instead–this holiday season. Here are 14 festive sips to spread some holiday spirit.
A favorite from Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia’s Sugar and Spice holiday lineup is a wintry spin on a classic: the mocha-honey Old Fashioned (Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey, Kahlúa, Monin agave syrup and chocolate bitters). Pictured.
Kelly’s at SouthBridge in Old Town Scottsdale offers a limited-edition holiday Dessert Martini Flight inspired by the flavors of the season through Dec. 31. Paired with a slice of Kelly’s famous cheesecake, the flight includes Kelly’s Pumpkin Spice Martini, Espresso Martini and Strawberry White Chocolate Martini.
Through Friday, Dec. 25, reserve your spot at FROSTY’s Pop-Up Bar at Blue Hound, a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar complete with festive décor, holiday cocktails and a special menu. Our sip pick? A Snowballs Chance with Markers Mark Bourbon, Demerara Syrup, walnut bitters and orange served in a snowball glass.
Little Rituals in Phoenix has rolled out a trio of limited-time holiday cocktails, including a Vegan Nog, with VSOP Cognac, oat milk, coconut, vanilla, cinnamon and maple.
One of several festive sips now available at HULA’S Modern Tiki and HULA’S Captain’s Cabin, a nautical-themed speakeasy tucked right next door to HULA’S Modern Tiki in Uptown Phoenix, the I Won’t Be Home for Christmas is a herb-forward fave with Nikka Coffey Gin, apple cider, cranberry bitters, tonic water and rosemary.
Phoenix City Grille has all-new seasonal cocktails now available, including the warming Harvest Apple Sangria with apple cider, apricot liqueur, fresh orange juice, agave lemon sour, a dash of simple syrup, white wine, soda and a splash of 7Up.
As part of its new winter menu that launches Dec. 21, Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill’s homemade mi abuelita eggnog, with wintry spices and rum, will warm you right up.
Garden Bar’s holiday cocktail kits are now available for delivery, through Dec. 31. Three different kits can be ordered and each make six cocktails. Try the Holiday Spiced Buttered Rum kit for $48 with Garden Bar PHX’s jar of house-made holiday spice butter batter, 375ml Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and freshly ground nutmeg.
A tasty twist on a classic, GuacStar’s Horchata Eggnog features Corazon Anejo tequila and Tuaca brandy with a 48-hour steeped horchata made with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, vanilla extract, maple syrup and flora cream.
Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour in Phoenix has temporarily transformed into the Sippin’ Santa pop-up with festive tiki decorations and a custom menu of colorful tiki concoctions—like the pictured Brah Humbug—through Jan. 9.
Scottsdale’s Kasai Japanese Steakhouse has launched new delicious, seasonal drinks just in time to put you in the holiday mood. Try the Autumn Spice Martini made with Pearl Vodka, Kahlua, Baileys and orange spice bitters.
The Winter Hearth (or “Foyer D’hiver” in French) is a rum cocktail reminiscent of eggnog with pumpkin spice liquor, vanilla, Amaro Noniño, Frangelico and spiced pear, now available at Scottsdale-based Zinqué.
U.S. Egg is making the holidays merrier with a new Christmas Mimosa Flight: Apple Cinnamon, Peppermint Can-mosa and Peppermint Bark Champagne, featuring a chocolate syrup and crushed peppermint rim.
Are you more of a beer drinker? The Peppermint Porter seasonal beer at Pedal Haus Brewery is a smooth porter made with real mint and chocolate giving it subtle hints of peppermint and toasted chocolate notes.