#Austin360Drinks: Holiday cocktails from local bars

Photo by Ricardo Brazziell / American-Statesman. Drink.Well's spiked hot cocoa comes in one of three ways. This one features St. George New Orleans Coffee Liqueur, full of dark roast coffee flavors with hints of hazelnut and chicory.

Photo by Ricardo Brazziell / American-Statesman.
Drink.Well’s spiked hot cocoa comes in one of three ways. This one features St. George New Orleans Coffee Liqueur, full of dark roast coffee flavors with hints of hazelnut and chicory.

In tomorrow’s paper, the Austin360 cover story is all about holiday cocktails from area bars and restaurants. Some are the traditionally sweet favorites of eggnog and hot chocolate; others are the bars’ original creations, albeit with seasonal flavors like cinnamon, chocolate and peppermint.

One that I wasn’t able to fit into the story — but is so worth a mention — is Hopdoddy’s Hot Apple Sidecar, a drink with Grand Marnier Cognac and mulled apple cider and garnished with a cinnamon stick and apple slice. The warm spiced apple drink is available through Dec. 31 for $8 (or $4 for the nonalcoholic version).

But there are countless other holiday cocktails out there, too. That’s where social media comes in. Along with the already thriving #Austin360Eats and #Austin360Cooks that Statesman food writer Addie Broyles started earlier this year, we’re also launching the social project #Austin360Drinks. It’ll work in exactly the same way as the others. Snap photos of all your favorite beverages (they don’t have to be alcoholic; coffee, tea and the like are just as worthy) and tag them on Instagram and Twitter. They’ll get added to this Storify and we’ll also pick a favorite every couple of weeks to be featured online and in print.

So what holiday drinks have you tried at some of your favorite Austin bars this season that I didn’t include? Let me know with the hashtag and use it from now on to catalog what you’re drinking.


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