Monday, December 22, 2008

Holiday Cocktails 'R Us

In the mood for a Winter beverage? Me too!

Run by Kraftsmen Baking morning, noon, or night for a dynamite peppermint latte. Perhaps you’re catching a show in the theater district? McCormick and Schmick’s has added a Nutty Nutcracker (Irish Whisky, coffee, and nutmeg, topped with whipped cream) and a White Christmas Martini (Stoli Vanilla and Godiva White Chocolate) to tickle your fancy. Or stop by Armando’s for a festive green and red Christmas margarita (Hmmm... something tells me this is just a Mexican Flag in disguise).

Among the hordes of holiday beers at The Gingerman are the Sam Adams Winter Lager, the tasty Belgian Barbar Winter Bock, and the ever popular (and local!) St. Arnold’s Christmas Ale. Benjy’s features a fantastically decadent eggnog martini (eggnog, Kahlua, Frangelico, Godiva, and vanilla vodka), though I preferred the tang-a-licious orange/ginger/apple martini. T’afia has added a champagne cocktail with a delicious Meyer lemon syrup. And speaking of bubbly, The Tasting Room is hosting a Champagne Campaign -- Through the new year, they’ll sell all of their champagne at cost to customers. Sounds like a great deal to me...

Staying in? Try the Chronicle’s “Best Eggnog” Recipe. Then, use it to make a Frosty Noggin or a Ginger Snap. Yowza!

Not thirsty? Maybe you’re hungry [sigh]. Head over to Crave for the eggnog cupcake. It will make you a season believer. And I don’t even like eggnog!

Now. What did I miss?! Help me out -- ’Tis the season!

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