To warm up
Here’s a “holidate” idea: After ice skating in Millennium Park or Maggie Daley Park, BRReak away from the cold with these warm and festive drinks:
Getting in the holiday spirit is Hubbard Inn’s new winter drink menu. While everything sounds delicious, we’re suckers for the Hot Spiced Wine and Cinnamon Apple Hot Toddy.
Have you been to the Christkindlmarket, tried the spiced wine and couldn’t get enough of it? So did Kizuki owner Kevin Yu who created his own twist on the drink. Head to Kizuki to try the “Fuyu Koshu”, a Japanese-inspired mulled wine with Pinot noir, Haku Sake and Akama shochu flavored with apple, orange, and honey, and enjoy a break from all of the crazy lines.
A mix of coffee and hot chocolate is the perfect pick-me-up after falling on the ice one too many times and Roanoke’s XO is just that! It starts with Intelligensia coffee poured over Patron XO cafe, then it’s topped with fresh whipped cream, grated hazelnut and chocolate.
At the Raiders affiliated bar, Tavern on Little Fort, try the Hot Toddy. The bar will be open on Christmas night for the Oakland Raiders vs Philadelphia Eagles game and these warm drinks will be only $7 (along with their usual game-day specials of $3 domestic bottles and $5 Lagunitas IPA).
Not technically “warm,” these cocktails will give you the taste and feel of warmth and comfort while getting you in the holiday spirit!
Remedy’s winter cocktails can be enjoyed by their cozy fireplace to help you warm up! Sit by the fire and sip on the “No Stout About It” with Left Hand Milk Stout, Meyers Rum, Aztec chocolate bitters and Angostura bitters or “The White Walker” with cold brew coffee, Fernet Branca, Bailey's Irish Cream, Jameson and house made mint simple syrup.
Tuscany Restaurants, located in Chicago, Oak Brook & Wheeling, have crafted holiday-themed vodka and whiskey drinks, giving you a reason to enjoy the season. Try the Holiday Mule with Tito's Vodka, pomegranate juice, lime juice, ginger beer, and a dash of honey or the Jack Frost, featuring Jack Daniel's Whiskey, simple syrup, cranberry juice, a splash of orange juice and mint.
The Nutty Elf cocktail at Weber Grill Restaurant is so pretty you won’t want to drink it, but the candy cane rimmed glass is too good to resist. With candy-cane infused Tito’s vodka, this drink is a must-try this holiday season.
With all these holiday drinks, we can’t forget about delicious holiday eats!
Recognized by USA Today, Commonwealth Tavern has one of the most festive dishes of the season! Try their Gingerbread French Toast at brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An indulgent dish, you’ll dine on brioche dipped in a sweet ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg-based batter, then fried and topped with a whipped cream Christmas tree.
Holiday cookies?! Try holiday cotton candy! Joy District knows that when the holiday season comes around, a sweet tooth strikes. Executive Chef Matthew Wilde’s festive dessert is a Candy Cane Cotton Candy with spun sugar, peppermint cane sugar and crushed candy cane, served in a champagne bottle.