Holiday drinks that warm the soul

With the overwhelming pressure of making sure everyone gets the right present, the holidays can be a little hectic. And the arctic chill of the winter season does not make this any easier. But, with a little bit of liquor and holiday joy poured into the glass, these holiday drinks can make the season bearable.

BARWEST:
2724 J Street, Ste. A
Sacramento, CA 95816
Mon – Fri: 11 am – 2 am
Sat – Sun: 9 am – 2 am

Klondike Bar
$7

½ oz. of Rumplemintz or any peppermint schnapps
½ oz. of Baileys
½ oz. of Godiva/ chocolate liqueur
½ oz. of cream

Shake, strain over 6 oz. glass of ice, rim with chopped peppermint

“It’s Christmas in a glass,” said Bartender Bobby Hodson. “If Santa let you down, this drink won’t”

Golden Bear
2326 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Mon – Fri: 11:30 am – 2:00 am
Sat – Sun: 10:00 am – 2:00 am

French Buttered Pear
$7 / $5.50 – HH

1.5 oz. brandy
1 oz. pear
0.5 oz. Cinn-Vanilla Simple syrup
0.5 oz. lemon juice

Combine all with ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with grated cinnamon

“Chris Tucker actually poaches the pears and then purees them,” said Bartender Amy Pattaglia. “I feel like I should be sitting by a fireplace when I drink it, it’s delicious.”
Drink created by Chris Tucker

The Porch
1815 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Mon – Sun: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Hot Porch Tea
$7

1 oz. Meyers Dark Rum
1 oz. Kahlua Cinnamon Spice
½ oz. vanilla bean simple syrup
¼ oz. cinnamon simple syrup
Pinch of nutmeg, brown sugar and hot water

Mix spices, syrups and liquor. Add hot water, top with slice of butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon

“It’s a twist on a hot toddy,” said Bartender Erin Puckett. “It’s cinnamon spice hot rum.”

Alley Katz
2019 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Mon – Fri: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sat – Sun: 2:00 pm – 12:00 am

Raspberry Cheesecake
$7

Equal parts vanilla and raspberry vodka
3 splashes of cranberry juice
¼ – ½ oz. of Baileys
Rim w/ crushed graham crackers

Shake and strain

“It’s delicious yet really strong,” said customer Tarah Combs. “It’s pretty much the most delicious thing I’ve had all day”

Monkey Bar
2730 Capitol Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95816
Mon – Thurs: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Fri: 11:00 am – 2:00 am
Sat: 8:30 am – 2:00 am
Sun: 8:30 am – 12:00 am

Pink Blueberry
$7

1 oz. Blueberry Stoli Vodka
3 counts of sweet and sour
Splash of Sprite and cranberry juice

First, mix the vodka and sweet and sour. Then, add the Sprite and cranberry juice and strain.

“The girls really love this drink,” said Bartender Nelson Machado, who also created the drink. “It’s a good girl drink.”

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rph
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December 20, 2011 | 8:49 PM

There’s nothing that beats a good Irish hot whisky punch; Irish whisky, hot water, sugar, a clove or two, and an orange slice. Repeat as needed!

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