Five Local Holiday Drinks to Get You Feeling Festive

Written by Kelly Potts Category: Cocktails Issue: December 2017
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Has the holiday season already taken its toll on your psyche? Revive your spirits with one of these festive cocktails and you'll get back in the holiday spirit in no time.

Henry

Kentucky Apple Crusta, The Henry
The Henry’s adult spin on classic apple cider will have you feeling warm and fuzzy in more ways than one on a cool winter night. (We’re talking about getting buzzed.) The Kentucky Apple Crusta features Copper & Kings brandy, spiced curacao liqueur, apple cider and the warming spices of cinnamon and allspice in ‘Elemakule bitters. Perfect for cozying up this winter.
$11
4455 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
thehenryrestaurant.com

Coffee

Salted Caramel Moroccan Coffee, Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
Who says Irish coffee gets to have all the fun? Thirsty Lion’s seasonal winter menu features a salted caramel coffee treat sure to perk you right up. Made with Bacardi 151 Rum, Kahlua coffee liqueur, Irish cream, butterscotch schnapps, caramel, coffee and Kosher salt, this cocktail can be ordered warm or cold. We’re not exactly sure what exactly makes this drink “Moroccan,” but when it tastes like butterbeer from Harry Potter (I imagine), who cares?
$11
Several locations across the Valley
thirstyliongastropub.com

MATCH cocktail

Espresso Manhattan, MATCH Restaurant & Lounge
When you just can’t decide between an after dinner digstif or a shot of espresso, MATCH has you covered. Their Espresso Manhattan features rye whiskey, bourbon, espresso, kaffee mocha amaro and orange bitters, and does three things in one: gets your digestive juices flowing (ew, sorry), saves you from a big dinner slump, and gets you ready for dancing.
$12
1100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
matchphx.com

Mocha Martini

“Mocha” Martini, Grimaldi's Pizzeria
Step aside peppermint mocha, this is a job for the Mocha Martini. Grimaldi’s winter classic features Chopin Vodka, Dorda Chocolate Liqueur, Galliano Ristretto and half & half, served up in an Oreo cookie rimmed glass. It’s like a classic mudslide on steroids.
$10
Several locations across the Valley
grimaldispizzeria.com

HogNog1

Hog Nog, Salty Sow
Ahhh, egg nog – that most divisive of holiday drinks. You either love it or hate it. But at Salty Sow, they’re betting on making converts of even the staunchest of anti-noggers by eschewing the milk, cream and egg yolks. Instead, the This Hog Nog twists the classic concoction on its head by using, spiced rum, white chocolate liqueur and brown sugar. The best part? Despite its name, this piggy has way less calories than the original recipe!
$12
4801 E Cactus Rd., Phoenix
saltysow.com

Where will you be drinking this holiday season?