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Eleven Holiday Cocktails in Metro Phoenix

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Whether you're celebrating Black Friday or untangling a web of burnt out Christmas lights, chances are you could use some holiday spirits. Luckily these seven Metro Phoenix spots have just the liquid encouragement you need to brace "the most wonderful time of year." From cider to nogs, cranberries to figs, these Christmas miracles are just the trick to get you feeling drunk jolly.

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This North Scottsdale Italian eatery is offering two seasonal drinks including a Hot Apple Pie cocktail with Tuaca liqueur, apple cider, whipped cream and cinnamon; as well as a Fig Sidecar, featuring Fig infused Remy, Cointreau, and lemon juice. It's just enough cocktail indulgence to get you all the way over to Pinnacle Peak.

Citizen Public House

This Old Town Scottsdale establishment is delivering a seasonal selection of holiday-inspired cocktails such as the Rye's Wide Open featuring Wild Turkey rye whiskey, spiced apple cider, Fever-Tree bitter lemon soda, and sage; and also the All Saints using Zacapa 23 Solera rum, sugar-squash simple syrup, and sherry.

RUMbar at The Breadfruit

The rum-only restaurant proves that exclusivity doesn't limit you from some holiday whimsy. It has whipped up The Fruit Cake featuring Clément V.S.O.P. Rhum Agricole Vieux, strawberry preserve, aged stone fruits, lemon, grapefruit, and cherry bitters. It's quite possibly the most exotic holiday cocktail you'll find this season.

St. Francis

This Central Phoenix restaurant gets serious points for taking two of our favorite things and combining them into one glass.

Part cider, part sangria, the Red Apple Sangria at Saint Francis is a concoction of brandy, apple cider, red wine, citrus, and spice. It's further proof that sangria can and should be enjoyed all year round.

If you're looking for something a little warmer, St. Francis has also been serving up traditional Hot Toddy's during its weekend morning happy hour.

T. Cook's

This upscale dinning destination at the Royal Palms Resort is heating things up this holiday season with their signature Cranberry Maple Hot Toddy; which, self-explainatory as it is, includes apple brandy, cranberry-orange black tea, pure Vermont maple syrup, cinnamon sticks, and rosemary. It's the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the one time of year that you can truly enjoy pipping hot booze.

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar

The Downtown Phoenix hotel scene is offering up a double dose of holiday inspired cocktails, staring with District Amrican Kithchen and Wine Bar at the Downtown Sheraton Hotel.

District American Kitchen is serving up several seasonal beverages beginning with the Cinnamon Apple Jack Martini with Apple Jack Brandy, cinnamon sugar, apple and lemon juice.

There's also Santa's Bellini with Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur, sparkling wine, cranberry compote, and mint garnish.

And for more traditional tastes, they also have the District Eggnog with Apple Jack Brandy, eggnog, cinnamon, and crushed graham cracker served in a hefty but homey mason jar glass.


Another Downtown hotspot embracing the holiday season is Province at the Westin Hotel. This urban restaurant does a modern take of Latin fare and it shows in its newest seasonal cocktail, "Winter in Rio" Dulce de Leche Martini. This cocktail served up in a martini glass features Province's signature Dulce de Leche liqueur, Disaranno Amaretto, vanilla creme, sea salt, and a caramel garnish.

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