The 12 Drinks of Christmas Drink Recipes

The 12 Days of Christmas Holiday drink recipes for some of our favorite drinks. Now that Christmas is over we are recapping the 12 drinks of Christmas along with which bars and restaurants you can get these drinks at in New York City!

1. The Chester Cider at The Chester

The Chester Cider Drink Recipes

The 12 Drinks of Christmas

Located in the Gansevoort Meatpacking District, The Chester is serving up some solid all-American fare and creative cocktails like this Chester Cider, perfect for those cold winter days and nights. Made with Fireball – everyone’s favorite liquor of the moment – the Chester Cider is flavored with apple cider and delicious cinnamon spices. read more

2. Grasshopper at The Butterfly

Grasshopper Drink Recipe at The Butterfly NYC

The Butterfly’s chef Michael White and master mixologist Eben Freeman’s much-adored Wisconsin-style supper club in Tribeca – is getting accolades for its creative cocktails. And for good reason- they have a fantastic menu with lots of fun concoctions. For the holiday season, we are loving the Grasshopper at The Butterfly. Read more.

3. Holiday Nog at Campbell Apartment

Holiday-Nog Cocktail drink recipe

The Campbell Apartment is one of those iconic NYC places. Located inside Grand Central Terminal, The Campbell Apartment is super cozy and comfortable – perfect for sitting and sipping a yummy Holiday Nog cocktail after a long day. Made with bourbon to warm you up, and delectable spices like vanilla, almond and cinnamon, we are loving this version of the classic egg nog cocktail. Read More.

4. Gingerbread Martini at Outback

Ginger Bread Martini Drink Recipes

Yes, THAT Outback Steakhouse. Sure, it isn’t necessarily known for it’s fine cuisine (ok, the Bloomin’ Onion is insanely delicious), but WOW, do they make a killer Gingerbread Martini. This cocktail is sweet and rich and yummy, and tastes just like Christmas. Read More.

5. Champagne Cocktail at the Plaza Hotel Bar

Drink Recipes | Champagne Cocktails

The Plaza Hotel and Champagne – there are literally not two more classy things in the world. Which is why we absolutely love having a classic Champagne Cocktail at the super-exclusive Champagne Bar at The Plaza Hotel during the holidays. Decorated in its holiday best, The Plaza is one of the most amazing hotels in the world, with a desirable location just steps from both Central Park and the high-end stores that line Fifth Avenue. So sit back and enjoy a tasty cocktail in this elegant and gorgeous bar. Read More.

6. Mulled Mystic at Distilled NY

Mulled Mystic at Distilled NY

Who doesn’t love a nice hot mulled wine during the holidays? The spices – usually some blend of cinnamon and cloves – smell amazing and this beverage will warm you right up. And while there are lots of places in NYC serving their version of the mulled wine cocktail, we think the Mulled Mystic from beverage director Benjamin Wood at Distilled NY is the bomb. Read More.

7. Bourbon Hot Chocolate at Blue Ribbon

Bourbon Hot Chocolate at Blue Ribbon

Honestly, there is nothing better than a warm and creamy cup of piping hot chocolate in the winter. It keeps your hands and belly toasty – and the bourbon makes everything even better! Plus, the Blue Ribbon Beer Garden/Sushi Izakaya locations at the Thompson LES are great places to escape the cold (there is a heated patio!) and the Midtown tourist crowds. Plus, this drink comes with a warm, fresh chocolate chip cookie. Read More.

8. Filthy Thyme Martini at American Cut

filthy thyme martini

Since opening up earlier this fall, Marc Forgione’s Tribeca steakhouse has been THE place to go for a serious steak and delicious cocktails. For the holiday season, we are loving the complimentary flavors of the Filthy Thyme Martini, made with Belvedere vodka, a sprig of thyme and cornichon-stuffed olives. It’s a fun and different take on the Classic martini and tastes just like Christmas – in a good way.  Read More.

9. Lord Bergamot at Whiskey Soda Lounge

Lord Bergamot at Whiskey Lounge NY

Located just steps away from Andy Ricker’s already wildly popular Portland, Oregon-import Pok Pok Ny, Whiskey Soda Lounge Ny is one of those places that makes simple yet exciting cocktails that always hit the spot. A late-night Thai-influenced whiskey bar (many of the ingredients are things Ricker found while traveling around Asia) offering the spirit either neat or on the rocks (yep, simple yet perfect) as well as an inventive cocktail program including our favorite: the Lord Bergrmot. It’s got sweet citrus and tangy vinegar along with tea-infused vodka – sounds kind of crazy but somehow it just works. Read More.

10. Quiet Storm at Employees Only

Quiet Storm at Employees Only

Long before every single bar and restaurant in NYC had a mixology program, there was Employees Only. This West Village clubhouse of a bar has been serving up the best of the best cocktails for years and never disappoints. And even though the weather outside is far from frightful, we are still happy to sip the Bulleit Bourbon-based Quiet Storm at the dimly lit and always energetic bar at Employees Only. Read More.

11. Peppermint Chocolate Martini

peppermint chocolate martini

Chocolate and peppermint – two of our favorite things to eat during the holidays! And at Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar in the West Village, you can have them both together! This spacious bar slash restaurant offers a yummy food menu and even better drinks – including their delicious selection of chocolate martinis. Read More.

12. A.F. Rapoport Hot Buttered Rum at Joseph Leonard

Hot Buttered Rum Joseph Leonard

Nothing says Christmas cocktail quite like a Hot Buttered Rum. And the Joseph Leonard version – developed by local customer Andy Rapoport (his brother Adam is the editor of Bon Appetit) – features a delicious blend of Sailor Jerry rum, hot water and a spiced butter mix to warm the body and soul. Find a seat at the bar, order some oysters and Country Pate and wash it all down with this simple and sweet concoction. Read More.

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