Being merry during the holidays in snow-less South Florida is easier with fabulous Christmas cocktails. From Miami to Fort Lauderdale, make good cheers as you sip on these festive drinks:
Miami Christmas Cocktails
The Old ‘Nog’ at Tanuki
Ingredients: Vanilla Infused Makers Mark Bourbon, Frangelico, Egg Yolks, White Granulated Sugar, Whole Milk, Heavy Cream, and Salt, with Nutmeg and Cinnamon as garnish.
1080 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, tanukimiami.com, @TanukiMiamiBeach
The Doctor at Villa Azur Miami
Ingredients: Barceló Imperial Rum, Licor 43 Liqueur, Ginger Licor Liqueur, a shot of Espresso Shot are mixed and served warm in a mug, that is topped with Cinnamon and Coffee Foam, and garnished with Cinnamon Sticks and golden Chocolate Flakes.
309 23rd St, Miami Beach, villaazurmiami.com, @Villaazur
Ziva Zu at Beaker & Gray
Ingredients: Zubrowka Vodka, Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Hard Cider in a mug garnished with Apple Slices.
2637 North Miami Avenue, Miami (Wynwood), beakerandgray.com, @beakerandgray
Chai Sour at Habitat Miami Beach
Ingredients: Jim Beam Rye, Chai, Lemon, Egg White, and Barrel Aged Bitters, with Cardamom and Flower Petals as garnish.
2395 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, habitatmb.com, @HabitatMiamiBeach
Baby It’s Cold Outside at Ball & Chain
Ingredients: Powers Irish Whiskey, Crème de Cocoa, Kahlua, Rosemary Simple Syrup and bitters are shaken with ice, and flavored with Nutmeg and Cinnamon Sugar.
1513 SW 8th St., Miami (Little Havana), ballandchainmiami.com, @BallandChainMiami
Figgy Pudding Eggnog at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Ingredients: This housemade Egg Milk Punch is made with Premium Bourbon, Carpano Antica Fig Puree, Heavy Cream, Almond Milk, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Eggs and the essential oils from Sprigs of Fresh Thyme, which are blended and chilled, then, garnished with grated whole Nutmeg at order.
1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach, runchickenrun.com/miami, @YBSouthern
La Catrina at Tacology
Ingredients: Rum, Coconut Purée, and Horchata; garnished with Cinnamon and a Cinnamon Stick, served in a La Calavera Catrina mug.
701 S Miami Ave. # 423, Miami, tacology.us, @tacologyus
Fort Lauderdale Christmas Cocktails
Atlas Cider Cocktail at Atlas Cocktail Lounge
551 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale (in the Conrad Fort Lauderdale), conradhotels3.hilton.com/conrad-fort-lauderdale-beach/restaurants, @ConradFTLBeach
Jingle Bells Martini at McCoy’s Oceanfront
Ingredients: Vanilla Stoli Vodka, Simple Syrup, Peppermint Schnapps and Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur are shaken hard with ice, then, strained in a martini glass drizzled inside with Dark Chocolate Syrup, on the sides and sprinkled on top with Chocolate Shavings.
1200 N Ocean Blvd, Pompano Beach (in the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa), marriott.com/fort-lauderdale-pompano-beach-resort, @MccoysOceanfrontRestaurant
BC Coquito At Burlock Coast
Ingredients: Oak & Cane Rum, St. Elizabeth All Spice Drams, Coconut Cream, Condensed Milk, Half &Half and All Spice Mix are shaken hard, then, poured into a coupe or rocks glass, and garnish with stenciled shapes with food coloring and a Star Anise.
Firework Toast at Burlock Coast
Ingredients: Prescribe Spirits Gin, Aperol, Lemon Juice, Orange Juice and Aquafaba (vegan egg white substitute), are shaken hard and poured into coupe glass filled with an ounce of Prosecco, then, garnished with food coloring “Firework” splashes and Gold Dust.
1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale (in The Ritz-Carlton), ritzcarlton.com/fort-lauderdale/burlock-coast-seafare-spirits, @ritzcarltonfortlauderdale