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WEB EXCLUSIVE It’s the most wine-derful time of the year! Here are 8 holiday-themed cocktails around the Triangle to get you in the merry mood.
The best way to spread Christmas cheer… is with a festive cocktail! Put your pinkies up and imbibe on these holiday-themed cocktails around town to really get in the spirit.
GINgerbread Cocktail at STIR
Sugar and spice and everything nice… this gin-based cocktail is made with gin, ginger syrup, fresh pomegranate juice, agave, egg white and a rosemary garnish—aka a liquid holiday in your mouth!
Viva La Frida at Corpse Reviver Bar & Lounge
Raise a chocolate cheers to Corpse Reviver’s sweet and spicy cocktail made with Espolon Anejo, Durham Distillery Damn Fine Chocolate Liqueur, heavy cream, cinnamon and habanero.
Fruitcake 4TWR at Bittersweet
We promise you won’t be disappointed by Bittersweet’s superb cocktail version of a fruitcake, a mix of honey-pecan rum, Frangelico, cherry juice, orange, lemon, peach bitters, cinnamon, clove, soda and rosewater. Perfection!
Gimme S’more at Olde Raleigh Distillery
Once you take a sip, you’ll be sure to come back for s’more… This fiery cocktail from Olde Raleigh Distillery—made with bourbon, vanilla spice simple syrup, chocolate bitters, roasted marshmallows, and a chocolate and graham cracker rim—is sure to warm you right up.
Jingle Balls Nog at Miracle at The Haymaker
You can’t go wrong with any of the festive drinks at Miracle at The Haymaker, but the Jingle Balls Nog (cognac, cream sherry, almond milk, cream, egg, vanilla, nutmeg) remains a fan fave.
White Cosmo at Level7
Have a very berry Christmas with Level7’s White Cosmo, made with Tito’s vodka, white cranberry juice, St. Germain and lime juice.
Heart Warmer at Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing
Nothing will warm your heart—and your hands!—like Wye Hill’s Heart Warmer cocktail, a hot bev of bourbon, honey, orange marmalade, chai tea, cranberry and spices.
Snowball Cocktail at Kanki
Kanki’s festive ‘tail is best in snow, returning to the menu by popular demand throughout the month of December. It gets its fruity and creamy notes from Malibu rum, cream of coconut, Pearl Nigori Sake and pineapple juice.
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