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.