Christmas Cocktails Around The Country, From NYC To LA

Wherever you travel to in America for the holidays, there’s a jolly bartender waiting to serve you a Santa-approved drink to get you into the spirit of the Christmas season.

From spots on the East Coast, West Coast and in between, we put together a sampling of bars across the nation serving festive Christmas cocktails to celebrate the holiday.


ASSET – Upper West Side, New York City


Jack Daniels Whiskey, Espresso and Cola, garnished with Cherries.

329 Columbus Avenue, New York City, NY; @assetrestaurant

Goosefeather – Tarrytown, NY

400 Rabbits

Tequila, Mezcal, Ancho Reyes, Velvet Falernum, Lime Juice, Passionfruit Juice, Carrot Juice and Cinnamon Syrup; garnished with a Mint Sprig and a slice of Carrot.

49 E Sunnyside Lane (at Tarrytown House Estate), Tarrytown, NY;  @ goosefeatherny

High George – New Haven, CT

Free Rider

Angostura White Oak Rum, Meletti Amaro, House-Spiced Pumpkin Puree and Lemon Juice topped with Vanilla Whipped Cream.

9 High Street (at The Blake Hotel), New Haven, Ct;  @highgeorgenh

The Skylark – Times Square South, New York City

Maple Walnut Old Fashioned

Old Grandad Bourbon, Maple Syrup and Walnut Bitters, garnished with Orange Twist and Maple–Candied Walnuts.

200 W 39th Street, 30th Floor, New York City, NY; @theskylarknyc

Mister French – Lower East Side, New York City

Velours De Whiskey

Westland Sherry Wood American Single Malt Whiskey, Montenegro Amaro, Giffard Banane Du Brésil Liqueur, Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur, Giffard Vanilla De Madagascar Barrel-Aged Balsamic Reduction and Black Walnut Bitters on the rocks, and garnished brûléed Brown Sugar Banana Slice.

218 Bowery, New York, NY;  @misterfrenchnyc

Sugar Monk – Central Harlem, New York City

Pear Tree

Grey Goose Pear, Cointreau, Lemon, Yuzu, Pear, Cardamom and Pasteurized Egg Whites.

2292 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York City, NY;  @sugarmonknyc


Costero Bar + Bistro – Los Angeles

The Naughty Negroni

Campari, Astral Gin, Vermouth and Cedilla Liqueur (fruity Açai liqueur from Brazil).

6101 W Century Boulevard (inside the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA;

Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen – San Francisco

Holiday Coquito

Eggnog’s Puerto Rican cousin the Coquito (“little coconut”); Coconut  Cream, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Egg Yolks, Condensed and Evaporated Milk and house-made Rumchata, then, garnished with a sprig of Rosemary and a Cinnamon Stick. (Vegan version also available)

401 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA;  @jasperscornertapsf

Revival at the Sawyer – Sacramento

So Merry & Bright

Spiced Maple Simple Syrup, Blood Orange Juice, Botanist Gin, served atop Cranberry Juice Ice Cubes, garnished with a burnt Rosemary Sprig and Blood Orange Chip.

500 J Street (in DOCO), Sacramento, CA;  @revivalatthesawyer

Mortar & Pestle Bar – San Jose and San Mateo

Land Of Milk & Honey

Greek Yogurt, Ginger Tea Infused Modest Vodka, Mandarine Napoleon Orange Liqueur, Lemon, Honey Syrup and Bittercube Bolivar Bitters, then, garnished Star Anise Pod.

3250 Zanker Road #20, San Jose, CA and 130 Main Street, San Mateo, CA;

Selanne Steak Tavern – Laguna Beach

Baby its Clove Outside

Woodford Rye Whiskey, Cane Sugar and Peychauds Bitters mixed and poured into a Kubler Absinthe-rinsed rocks glass garnished with Star Anise and Lemon Twist, then, cocktail placed in a smoking chamber with cloves.

1464 S Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA; @ selannesteak

Drakes Fireside Lounge – Bodega Bay, CA

Cozy in Cocoa

Hot Chocolate, Whiskey and Coffee Liqueur topped with Whipped Cream, Maldon Sea Salt and Cinnamon.  Pairs perfectly with the Fireside Dark Chocolate S’more Bar -dark chocolate layered with Nutella mousse, marshmallow, graham crust and hazelnuts. – Bartender at Bodega Bay Lodge

103 Coast Highway One (at Bodega Bay Lodge), Bodega Bay, CA;


Lure Fishbar – Miami Beach

Café con Cocoa

A frozen cocoa cocktail created with locally distilled Miami Club Rum and Miami Club Rum Cuban Coffee Liquor, Godiva White Chocolate Liquor, locally churned Azucar Ice Cream and homemade Raspberry Puree. (A kid-friendly cocoa also available, and will be offered complimentary with the purchase of “spiked” cocoa for adults.)

1601 Collins Avenue (in the Loews Miami Beach Hotel), Miami Beach, FL;  @lurefishbarsb

Reindeer Room Pop Up at RUMBAR – Key Biscayne

Campfire Porter

Bourbon, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, La Colada Coffee Porter and Marshmallow Fluff, garnished with Graham Cracker Rim.

455 Grand Bay Drive (at RUMBAR in The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami), Key Biscayne, FL;

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop – Wynwood Art District,  Miami

Cafecito Pie Shake

Vanilla Ice Cream blended with a thick slice of Cafecito Pie – FD’s signature oatmeal crust, salted caramel filling infused with freshly ground espresso, topped with whipped cream and cinnamon powder, (non-alcoholic).

2818 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL; @fdpies

DUNE at Auberge – Fort Lauderdale Beach

Smoke On The Water

High West Campfire Whiskey, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, Zirbenz Stone Pine Liqueur (a slightly sweet liqueur with a crisp pine floral finish from the Austrian Alps) and Ginger Syrup, stirred and strained over Rosemary Ice Cube and garnished with Brandied Cherries.

2200 North Ocean Boulevard (located inside Auberge Beach Residences & Spa), Fort Lauderdale Beach; @dunefortlauderdale

Burlock Coast – Fort Lauderdale Beach


A drink from the Dominican Republic that is concocted by allowing rum, red wine, and honey to soak in a bottle with tree bark and herbs with a taste is similar to port wine; Burlock Coast’s Mamajuana mixed with Keez Beez Honey Syrup, Angostura Bitters, Orange Bitters and Dash Plum Bitters, then, poured over a Black Tea Ice Sphere and garnished wih Sugar Cane and Orange Peel.

1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard (at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale), Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL;  @burlockcoast

Miracle Popup at Death or Glory – Delray Beach

Christmas Carol Barrel

Blanco Tequila, Coffee Liqueur, Cocoa Nib-Infused Orange & Cognac Liqueur, Iced Hot Chocolate and Mexican Spices.

116 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL;  @deathorglorybar_delray

L.A. Jackson – Nashville

Melted Snowman

Vodka, Blanc Vermouths, Lemon, Honey and Orange Flower Water topped with Soda.

401 11th Avenue S (on top of the Thompson Nashville Hotel), Nashville, TN; @lajacksonbar

Hell or High Water Bar – Louisville, KY

Truth In The Bazaar

Bourbon, Chai Tea, Spiced Maple Syrup, Pear Liqueur, Allspice Dram, Cinnamon, Cream and Whole Egg.

112 West Washington Street, Louisville, KY;  @hellorhighwaterbar

Compere Lapin – Warehouse District, New Orleans

Florio & Fauna

Bitter Queen’s Thai Spice Bitters, Simple Syrup, Lemon, Florio Fernet, Huana Guanabana Liqueur, Dolin Blanc and Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin.

535 Tchoupitoulas Street (in the Warehouse District), New Orleans, LA;  @comperelapin

Copper Vine – Central Business District, New Orleans

Merlot Float

Maker’s Mark, Simple Syrup and Lemon Juice topped with Merlot Wine.

1001 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA

Hot Tin – Garden District, New Orleans

Wolf in Lamb’s Clothing

Gin, Honey, Lemon Juice and fresh basil leaves topped with Lambrusco Wine.

2031 St Charles Avenue (at the Pontchartrain Hotel), New Orleans, LA; @hottinbar

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