Seasonal Cocktails To Sip On Around Palm Beach County During The Holiday Season

by Aileen Mack Dec 07, 2017 03:18 PM

South Florida won’t see snowfall or temperatures drop drastically, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate winter’s arrival. Get in the holiday spirit with a festive, seasonal drink at one of your local Palm Beach County restaurants. Whether you’re looking for traditional holiday flavors, such as gingerbread and eggnog, or twists on year-round favorites, we have you covered with our holiday cocktail list.

Salted Caramel Martini

Photo courtesy of BRIO Tuscan Grille

BRAVO Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille have a delicious twist on the martini. RumChata combines perfectly with the Arabica coffee flavor of Kahlua and the rich velvety vanilla flavor of Absolut Vanilla. With cinnamon, sugar, a caramel swirl and a salted rim, it’s the ultimate sweet and salty martini.

149 Soundings Ave., Jupiter; 561.747.4445; bravoItalian.com

5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton; 561.392.3777; brioitalian.com

550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; 561.835.1511; brioitalian.com

3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561.622.0491; brioitalian.com

Bulleit Nog-Chata

Another BRAVO Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille seasonal drink is a bold and cinnamony twist on the traditional holiday eggnog. The twiggy, nutty taste of Bulleit Rye with the smooth elegance of RumChata makes for an eggnog of unparalleled excellence. Crème anglaise, simple syrup, nutmeg and a cinnamon sugar rim are added for even more holiday cheer.

149 Soundings Ave., Jupiter; 561.747.4445; bravoItalian.com

5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton; 561.392.3777; brioitalian.com

550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; 561.835.1511; brioitalian.com

3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561.622.0491; brioitalian.com

Spicy Gingerbread

Photo courtesy of 50 Ocean

50 Ocean’s Spicy Gingerbread is the cocktail that reflects the season with a shaken combination of Stoli Vanil, Frangelico and butterscotch schnapps. In a highball glass with ice, topped with ginger beer and garnished with a cinnamon stick, this drink is warm and soothing.                                                                

50 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; 561.278.3364; 50ocean.com

Woodford Frost

Photo courtesy of 50 Ocean

In the tradition of classic cream drinks, 50 Ocean is serving up Woodford Frost, containing Woodford Reserve, the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby. Godiva white chocolate liqueur, cream and peppermint schnapps are shaken with the bourbon, then strained into a martini glass and garnished with a pirouette cookie and shaved dark chocolate. It’s rich and satisfying, and provides better protection against the cold than wearing a sweater.

50 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; 561.278.3364; 50ocean.com

Holiday Mojito

Photo courtesy of 50 Ocean

50 Ocean puts a twist on a tropical favorite with the Holiday Mojito. The classic cocktail mixes rum, mint leaves, simple syrup, lime juice and soda for a refreshing and invigorating palate pleaser. The Holiday Mojito adds muddled cranberries for visual appeal and a balancing edge of tart winter fruit.

50 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; 561.278.3364; 50ocean.com

Christmopolitan

Photo courtesy of Miracle

Death or Glory is South Florida’s location of the Christmas pop-up bar Miracle, which is offering seasonally themed cocktails. A festive take on the Cosmopolitan, the Christmopolitan combines vodka, elderflower, dry vermouth, lime and absinthe mist. Spiced cranberry sauce and a rosemary garnish give it the color and look that’s perfect for the season.

116 NE Sixth Ave., Delray Beach; 561.808.8814; deathorglorybar.com

Bad Santa

Photo courtesy of Miracle

Another one of Death or Glory’s seasonal drinks, Bad Santa blends mulled red wine, tawny port, orange liqueur, golden raisins and spices. Served hot and in a Santa mug, this cocktail warms you right up.

116 NE Sixth Ave., Delray Beach; 561.808.8814; deathorglorybar.com

Jingle Ball Nog

Photo courtesy of Miracle

Death or Glory is also serving up its take on eggnog with Jingle Ball Nog. It is made from almond milk, pandan, cream, nougat syrup, egg and nutmeg. Cognac, amontillado sherry and peanut butter add even more flavor to the holiday drink.

116 NE Sixth Ave., Delray Beach; 561.808.8814; deathorglorybar.com


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