Winter is coming. Avoid corny couple pictures in front of the tree; instead stream live from one of the holiday events happening in New York City this week.
Thursday, November 30th – Hennessy X.O Odyssey Experience
Give the gift of elegant distinction this holiday season with a personalized bottle from the Hennessy X.O Odyssey Experience – a holiday pop-up experience that offers complimentary Hennessy X.O bottle engraving, gift wrapping and a X.O Cognac 101 demonstration at The Shops at Columbus Circle until Tuesday, December 12th. Visitors can purchase a bottle of Hennessy X.O at a nearby retailer, like Oak & Steel at 171 W. 57th St, 58 Wine & Liquor at 120 W. 58th St, or Columbus Circle Wines & Spirits at 1802 Broadway, and bring it to the Hennessy X.O Odyssey Experience to receive the custom engraving.
Created in 1870 by Maurice Hennessy for the enjoyment of his family and friends, Hennessy X.O was the first “Extra Old” Cognac ever invented that established the category. This blend is bold, rich and complex providing a multi-faceted, sensorial taste experience that is unparalleled.
The Shops at Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Cir., www.hennessy.com, @hennessey
Friday, December 1st – The Lodge at Gallow Green Opens for Winter
Dodge the crisp New York City air at The Lodge at Gallow Green. Open seven days a week from 5:00PM, indulge in wood-fired pizzas and hot-spiced cocktails like Smoking Bishop, a Dickensian-era holiday punch made with Ruby Port, red wine, CioCiaro Amaro, honey liqueur, ginger and allspice – available in single servings, or presented in samovars for groups.
Cozy up in the mountainside ski cabin atop the hotel before a show, during happy hour or date night. There is fireside seating, warm plaid blankets, hiking boots, sleeping bunks and a library.
542 West 27th St, 212-564-1662, www.mckittrickhotel.com, @themckittrick
Saturday, December 2nd – The Ugly Sweater Run Presented by Kahlúa
The Ugly Sweater Run presented by Kahlúa is coming to New York City for the first time this weekend! Sign up now and get 25% off your ticket with code COACHKAHLUA. Once you’ve frolicked your way through the 5K, you will be rewarded with delicious Kahlúa coffee and hot chocolate drinks at their bar on site. Join team Kahlúa and register for this unforgettable, fun experience here. Race start time, 10:00AM.
Aviator Sports Park, 3159 Flatbush Ave., khlua.us/uglysweaternyc, @kahluaus
Thursday, December 7th – Circa Brewing Co. Hosts MetroTech Tree Lighting After-Party
Downtown Brooklyn’s brewpub Circa Brewing Co. will be hosting the official after-party for the 28th Annual Light Up the Holidays @ MetroTech. Enjoy a complimentary special cocktail or seasonal beer from 6:30PM to 8:00PM with a voucher from the tree lighting event. Listen to the live holiday carol performance from Brooklyn Music School, too.
141 Lawrence St, 718-858-0055, www.circabrewing.co, @circabrewingco
Just because we’re entering December, doesn’t mean autumn is over. Fall hard over these autumnal cocktails (before peppermint everything hits).
Fall Grievances at Analogue
Reyka Vodka, lime juice, Giffard Pamplemousse, Ancho Verde, simple syrup, rhubarb bitters, and fresh ginger
Tea at Sea at Hudson’s at Pier 81
Bumbu, honey, tea, clove, lemon, and cinnamon
The Dirty Healer at GENUINE Liquorette
A bottled cocktail combining echinacea and valerian root-infused reposado tequila, turmeric, ginger root, agave, lemon, and cucumber juice. A quarter is fixed to the bottle where guests can go to the gumball machine for an activated charcoal tablet to add to their drink
Autumn Dew at EDEN Local
Banhez Mezcal, Hudson Baby Bourbon, lemon, pomegranate, and old fashioned bitters
Full Moon Fever at The Penrose
Islay Scotch, apple brandy, ginger, lemon, and American Juice Co ‘Louis Applestrong’
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