Tis’ the season to shop till you drop, attend countless holiday parties, bake cookies, and yup, enjoy a drink or two! Hoboken always does us right when it comes to seasonal menus; restaurants and bars are always changing it up to offer items that pair great with the Mile Square’s weather and all-around vibe. So, when the holiday season rolls around in Hoboken, so do the delicious drinks. Check out these tasty drinks you can find at your favorite bar to get you in the mood for the cold weather!
1. Chocolate Mint Cookie Martini
Looking for the perfect after-dinner drink? Look no further, because this martini is everything you’ve ever wanted in dessert-drink form. Made with Rumchata, it tastes very similar to chocolate chip mint ice cream, and includes chocolate syrup and heavy cream.
2. Blueberry Ginger Smash
As of right now, this is my new favorite drink. It’s made with ginger whiskey, lemonade, and blueberries. Not only is it refreshing, but it also has a wintery feel to it.
3. Italian Manhattan
Like your drinks strong? Cheers to this Italian Manhattan, then! My drink companion for the evening couldn’t get enough of this thing – from bourbon to aperol to vermouth, this drink will definitely make you feel warm this winter!
4. Ice Ginger Toddy
Are you battling a cold this season? Scratch the Emergen-C, head to the bar, and order this bad-boy. It’s made with cayenne pepper, iced tea, lemonade and ginger whiskey, so you can kick that cold goodbye (while enjoying a delicious drink).
Where to get these four delicious cocktails: Urban Coalhouse
5. Bourbon Smash
A twist on a bourbon smash – this drink, topped with fresh mint, is made with raspberry jam, bourbon (obviously), and rosemary syrup.
6. Santa’s Mule
This might be my absolute favorite drink ever. If you love a good Moscow Mule, then you will love this drink even more. The fresh rosemary (and rosemary syrup) makes it truly feel like the holidays!
7. Cider Mule
The Cider Mule is just what the doctor ordered. Made with Doc’s Cider, lime juice, syrup, vodka and of course, ginger beer, I promise you’ll enjoy sipping on this all evening long.
Where to get all three: The Shepherd & the Knucklehead
8. Spiced Fig & Pear Mule
Fig jam in a drink? Yes, please. This Mule, which seems to be a Holiday favorite this season, is made with Grey Goose Piore, fig jam, Matilde poire and ginger beer.
Where to get it: Brass Rail
Written by Taylor Bilecky
When she’s not obsessing over Public Relations (her Taylor enjoys people watching, trying new things and attempting to taste every flavor of ice cream available. Born and bred in New Jersey, Taylor just signed her second lease in Hoboken and loves nothing more than a Sunday Funday. Taylor loves to meet new people and prides herself with her ability to talk to anyone – she is that person in the Uber who won’t stop speaking to the driver.