SoCal: Drink & Be Very Merry This Christmas With These 26 Festive Holiday Cocktails!

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The holidays have arrived in Southern California!  Just in time for celebrations with family and friends we have plenty of reasons for toasts, tasty drinks, and staying warm with delicious libations.

We’ve happily tasted through town during the most wonderful time of the year and found our favorite holiday cocktails:

Bone Kettle:

Yujean’s Elixir

Bone Kettle is rekindling The Ghost of Christmas Past this year with their Yujean’s Elixir. This traditional drink brings out the Pasadena holiday spirit with bourbon-infused sake, smoky orange bitters, and lemon.

Yujean’s Elixir /// Photo Credit: Courtesy of Bone Kettle

Night Spell

‘Twas the Night Spells before Christmas when all through Bone Kettle there were stirs and shakes of matcha, soju, oat milk, and cream. As guests enjoy the matcha green cocktail, they cannot help but say, “Matcha Christmas to all, and to all a good Night Spell!”

Night Spell /// Photo Credit: Courtesy of Bone Kettle

Mandarin Sour

Eat, drink, and have a Mandarin Sour from Bone Kettle this holiday season. This pink candy cane cocktail is made with Yyzu Infused sake, blood orange, elderflower, grapefruit, and mint.

Mandarin Sour /// Photo Credit: Courtesy of Bone Kettle

Bone Kettle’s Holiday Cocktails will be offered all throughout the month of December 2019. Bone Kettle will be closed on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th, 2019; Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th 2019, and Thursday,

December 26th 2019 for a private South Feast Asian Dinner. Bone Kettle serves Lunch every Monday through Sunday from

11:30 am to 2:30 pm, and Dinner every Monday through Sunday from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Brunch is offered Friday through

Sunday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Bone Kettle is open every Monday to Sunday from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm; 67 North Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103; 626.795.5702; www.BoneKettle.com

Drago Centro:

Apple of My Eye

Created by Emraan Jawaid

Mrs. Claus is sharing the love this holiday season with her Apple of My Eye created by Bar Manager Emraan Jawaid at Drago Centro. This crisp cocktail is made with vodka, Cognac, lemon, apple, Fernet Vallet, cinnamon, Amontillado, and it is the perfect Holiday libation to enjoy alongside the chestnuts roasting on an open fire with loved ones this Christmas season.

Apple of My Eye /// Photo Credit: Courtesy of Drago Centro

Drago Centro’s Holiday Cocktails will be offered all throughout the month of December 2019. Drago Centro will be serving a regular menu and their Feast of The Seven Fishes Dinner on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 from 5:00pm to 10:00 pm, and will they will be closed on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th, 2019. Drago Centro serves Lunch every Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Drago Centro serves Dinner every Monday through Friday and Sunday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and every Saturday from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm; 525 Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA90071; 213.228.8998; www.DragoCentro.com

Drago Ristorante:

Mistletoe Minty Martini

Created by Mary Le and Catalina Parocua

This year is all about Christmas wishes and Mistletoe Minty Martini kisses with Mary Le and Catalina Parocua’s vodka cocktail, shaken with Crème de Menthe and ice. What happens with the Mistletoe Minty Martini stays at Drago Ristorante!

 

Drago Cranberry Spritzer (Mocktail)

Created by Mary Le and Catalina Parocua

It is the most wonderful time of the year at Drago Ristorante with the Drago Cranberry Spritzer created by Mary Le and Catalina Parocua made with lime soda, cranberry juice, sparkling water, and fresh festive cranberries. Drago Ristorante’s Holiday Cocktail and Mocktail will be offered all throughout the month of December 2019. Drago Ristorante will be open on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, and they will be closed on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th, 2019. Drago Ristorante serves Lunch and Dinner every Monday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm; 6060 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.800.2244;

www.DragoRistorante.com

HATCH Yakitori + Bar:

For Goodness “Sake”

Created by James Fastiggi

Santa Claus is coming to town and he sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, he knows if you’ve been bad or good, so For Goodness “Sake” try James Fastiggi’s cocktail made with dry sake, Tito’s Vodka, lychee juice, and pear syrup at HATCH Yakitori + Bar.

For Goodness “Sake” /// Photo Credit: Jacob Layman

HATCH Yakitori + Bar’s Holiday Cocktail will be offered all throughout the month of December 2019. HATCH Yakitori + Bar will be closed on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 and Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th, 2019. HATCH Yakitori + Bar serves Lunch every Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm; Dinner every Monday through Thursday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, every Friday from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, every Saturday from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and every Sunday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Happy Hour is offered every Monday through Friday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm; 700 West 7th Street, Suite G600, Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.282.9070; www.HatchYakitori.com

Mi Piace:

Naughty or Spice

Created by Nikos Baltas

Everything seems nice with the Naughty or Spice Christmas cocktail at Mi Piace. This tasty temptation was created by Bar Manager Nikos Baltas and is prepared with Absolut Vanilla Vodka, Bailey’s, espresso, house-made cinnamon and nutmeg syrup, and topped off with house-made whipped cream and grated nutmeg, so save Santa the trip and enjoy a Naughty or Spice!

Naughty or Spice /// Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mi Piace

Irishman

Created by Nikos Baltas

Drink like Frank Sheeran this Christmas at Mi Piace with their Irishman elixir. Created by Bar Manager Nikos Baltas, the Irishman is made with Jameson Whiskey, Nonino Grappa, earl grey tea, ginger syrup, fresh citrus, and it is served hot to heat things up this holiday season.

Irishman /// Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mi Piace

Mi Piace’s Holiday Cocktails will be offered all throughout the month of December 2019. Mi Piace will be serving Lunch from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, and they will be offering a Christmas Specials Menu along with their Traditional Mi Piace Menu for Dinner from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th, 2019, and they will be closed on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th, 2019. Mi Piace serves Lunch every Monday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Dinner every Sunday through Thursday from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and every Friday and Saturday from 2:00 pm to 12:00 Midnight. Mi Piace offers Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Happy Hour every Monday through Friday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm; 25 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.795.3131;

www.MiPiace.com

Preux & Proper:

Oh Bring Us A Figgy Cocktail

Created by Kassady Wiggins

Preux & Proper is bringing cups of good cheer this year with the refreshing Oh Bring Us A Figgy Cocktail created by Beverage Director Kassady Wiggins prepared with Haku Vodka, fig, vanilla, lemon, rosemary, fever tree, and club soda and guests won’t leave until they get some!

Oh Bring Us A Figgy Cocktail /// Photo Credit: Ziv Sade

I Dread-el The Holidays

Created by Kassady Wiggins

SLEIGH BELLS on SPRING at Preux & Proper is the safe space where everyone can shout, I Dead-el The Holidays! This boozy blue cocktail was created by Beverage Director Kassady Wiggins and is made with Bombay Gin, lemon, chai, blue algae, and is topped with a festive fortune cookie.

 

He Sees You (Both) When You’re Drinking

Created by Kassady Wiggins

Santa Claus is comin’ to Downtown LA and He See’s You (Both) When You’re Drinking at Preux & Proper with Beverage Director Kassady Wiggins’ Holiday refreshment for two, made with Tito’s Vodka, basil, pickled cranberry, absinthe, orange bitters and Prosecco.

Rum Rum Rudolph /// Photo Credit: Ziv Sade

Rum Rum Rudolph

Created by Kassady Wiggins

Rum Rum Rudolph as Santa’s got to make it to Preux & Proper for Beverage Director Kassady Wiggins’ Christmas cocktail made with Bacardi Gold, St. George’s Nola Coffee, ripe banana and orange zest. Rum Rum Rudolph, as Randolph ain’t too far behind!

Oaxacan Around The Christmas Tree /// Photo Credit: Ziv Sade

Oaxacan Around The Christmas Tree

Created by Kassady Wiggins

Oaxacan Around The Christmas Tree at the Preux & Proper party hop, where Beverage Director Kassady Wiggins lets the Christmas spirit ring by filling ornaments with Illegal Mezcal, pomegranate infused St. Germain, lemon, apple bitters, and Fever Tree Club Soda. Guests will get a sentimental feeling when they taste the Oaxacan Around The Christmas Tree!

Fra-Gee-Lay /// Photo Credit: Ziv Sade

Fra-gee-lay

Created by Kassady Wiggins

Beverage Director Kassady Wiggins’ Fra-Gee-Lay at Preux & Proper must be Italian because it is served in a fragile heeled glass with El Tesoro Paradiso, pear liqueur, Limoncello, apple cider, and mint. Everybody upstairs, get dressed, and head to Preux & Proper for the Fra-Gee-Lay!

Naughty or Spice

Created by Kassady Wiggins

Santa is making a list, checking it twice, and he’s gonna find out who’s Naughty or Spice at Preux & Proper with Beverage Director Kassady Wiggins’ holiday cocktail made with Angels Envy, gingerbread syrup, sassafras, and sorghum bitters.

Photo Credit: Ziv Sade

Treat Yo’ Elf

Created by Kassady Wiggins

Santa’s helpers are indulging at Preux & Proper with their Treat Yo’ Elf spiked holiday chocolate milk. Created by Beverage Director Kassady Wiggins, this delicious drink is made with Teeling Irish Whisky, cocoa, almond milk, roasted marshmallow, heavy cream, and dazzled with a chocolate rim.

Gnome Alone: Lost In LA

Created by Kassady Wiggins

Instead of presents this year, guests just want to get Gnome Alone: Lost in LA at Preux & Proper. Created by Beverage Director Kassady Wiggins with Glenlivet 21, cranberry shrub, apple wood smoke, and ginger liqueur. It’s going to be Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal!

Gnome Alone: Lost In LA /// Photo Credit: Ziv Sade

Santa – Gria

Created by Kassady Wiggins

Santa-Gria, hurry down the chimney to Preux & Proper tonight because Beverage Director Kassady Wiggins created a holiday season sipper made with red wine mulled with citrus, fig, pear, cinnamon, clove, and ginger. Oh, Santa-Gria’s making all your Christmas wishes come true!

I’ve Brought Some Corn For Popping

Created by Kassady Wiggins

There are no signs of stopping because I’ve Brought Some Corn For Popping at Preux & Proper this Christmas! Guests will be warm all the way home with Beverage Director Kassady Wiggins’ cocktail, made with brown butter washed Grey Goose Vodka, heirloom popcorn, simple syrup, sage, lemon, maple salt, and served with a popcorn garnish.

Happy Swanza

Created by Kassady Wiggins

Preux & Proper is the only Swan to want this holiday with Beverage Director Kassady Wiggins to be a Happy Swanza! Served in a beautiful golden Swan vessel, this four-person cocktail is made with coconut egg nog, Copalli Barrel Rested Rum, Maker’s Mark, and Nate’s really neat pumpkin spice, so have a Happy Swanza at Preux & Proper!

Preux & Proper will be celebrating SLEIGH BELLS on SPRING and serving their Holiday Cocktails all throughout the month of December 2019. Preux & Proper will be closed on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 and Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th, 2019. Preux & Proper serves Lunch every Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; Dinner is served every Monday through Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, on Friday and Saturday from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm; Sammy’s Cookout is served every Thursday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and Sunday Dinner is served every Sunday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Sunday Brunch is served every Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Preux & Proper also serves Happy Hour every Monday through Saturday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm; 840 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.896.0090; www.PreuxandProper.com

The Backyard at Chez Jay:

Never Old Fashioned

Created by Seth Bol

Toss out the milk and cookies because Santa wants a Never Old Fashioned created by Bartender Seth Bol with Slow & Low, orange, Luxardo cherry, and bitters. Sip with Santa in style this Christmas in The Backyard at Chez Jay!

Never Old Fashioned /// Photo Credit: acuna-hansen

The Backyard at Chez Jay’s Holiday Cocktail will be offered all throughout the month of December 2019.The Backyard at Chez Jay will be closed on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 and Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th 2019. The Backyard at Chez Jay serves Dinner every Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and every Friday from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm. The Backyard at Chez Jay serves Lunch and Dinner every Saturday from 12:00 Noon to 11:00 pm, and every Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 8:00 pm; 1657 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.395.1741; www.ChezJays.com

The Raymond 1886:

Hot Rum

Created by Jerry Thomas

Cozy up with a Hot Rum in hand at The Raymond 1886 this frosty season. 1886 Bartender Jerry Thomas has created a Christmas remedy with Bacardi Ocho, unsalted butter, honey syrup, and hot water, and a nutmeg garnish.

Hot Rum /// Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Raymond 1886

Eggnog

Created by The Raymond 1886 Bar Team

Christmas is here and bringing good cheer at The Raymond 1886 with their elegant Eggnog, made with Mount Gay XO, sugar, cream, egg yolk, and fresh grated cinnamon. There is no better way to celebrate Christmastime than with Eggnog at The Raymond 1886!

Egg Nog /// Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Raymond 1886

Fall in Love in Normandy

Created by Andrew Cowan

Take a Christmas vacation and Fall in love in Normandy at The Raymond 1886 with 1886 Bartender Andrew Cowan’s merry mixture. This creative cocktail is made with Applejack Bottled-in-Bond, Comandon Cognac, apple syrup, hot water, lemon zest, dehydrated pear, and will transport guests to a Normandy winter wonderland!

Fall in Love in Normandy /// Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Raymond 1886

The Raymond 1886’s Holiday Cocktails will be offered all throughout the month of December 2019. The Raymond 1886 will be serving Lunch from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, and a Prix-fixe Dinner from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th, 2019, and will they will be closed on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th, 2019. The Raymond 1886 serves Lunch every Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, and Dinner every Tuesday through Sunday from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. The Raymond 1886 also serves Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. 1886 is open every Tuesday through Thursday; Sunday, from 11:30 am to 12:00 Midnight, and every Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am to 2:00 am. Happy Hour is offered at 1886 every Tuesday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm; 1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.441.3136; www.TheRaymond.com

WeHo Bistro:

Lost in Dublin

Created by Jimmy Seargeant and Wrennie West

If Santa gets Lost in Dublin, he can park his reindeer at WeHo Bistro and enjoy Jimmy Seargeant and Wrennie West’s holiday libation. The Lost in Dublin is made with Gunpowder Irish Gin, Dolin Dry vermouth, house-made grapefruit shrub, burnt rosemary and soda water, is the perfect Christmas pick-me-up!

Lost in Dublin // Photo Credit: Velvet Media & Marketing

WeHo Bistro’s Holiday Cocktails will be offered all throughout the month of December 2019. WeHo Bistro will be closed on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 and Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th, 2019. WeHo Bistro serves Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner every Monday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 12:00 Midnight.

WeHo Bistro offers Magic Hour every Monday through Sunday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and from 10:00 pm to 12:00

Midnight; 1040 North La Cienega Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.657.3131; www.WeHoBistro.com