It’s that time of year again when the hustle and bustle of the holiday season takes over. It’s also that time of year when local businesses bring a little extra cheer to the city in the form of holiday-themed cocktails that are sure to put a little pep in your step. Don’t just light up your Christmas lights, head on over to these local bars to experience the holidays in a glass!
This popular spot is serving up its renowned boozy homemade eggnog until Dec. 31. You can sit and enjoy a cocktail in their festive environment, or if you are in a hurry to head home and begin wrapping gifts, get a bottle to go! This drink is even more festive because $5 per glass and $10 from each bottle purchased is being donated to a local charity.
Ricardo’s Hideaway has launched its Sippin’ Santa cocktail line and will be serving up snacks and a holiday-themed atmosphere to help you get into the Christmas spirit until Dec. 23. The Sippin’ santa cocktail is a delicious combination of aged demerara rum, amaro, lemon, orange, and gingerbread mix. It’s like drinking Christmas out of a cup!
Proof has launched its Miracle Cocktails line for the holiday season and Calgarians are invited to enjoy a large variety of themed cocktails and drinks, including the Elfling Around cocktail. With prosecco, gin, mulled wine reduction, grapefruit shrub, aromatic bitters, and orange bitters, this festive drink is sure to light you right up.
Fans of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas will enjoy Shelter as the hotspot released its own line of holiday themed cocktails. Nightmare on 1st Street is serving up hints of smoke and spice along with chocolate to imitate sitting next to a campfire. Enjoy your cocktail in a Christmas-themed bar with festive snacks to go along with it.