The holidays are here, and there’s no better way to celebrate than to cozy up to a delicious winter cocktail. Bay Area restaurants and bars have the art of decadent libations down pat. If you’re looking to celebrate, or simply to get the blood flowing, Haute Living presents the top 5 places to find delectable winter cocktails.
1 Red Bottled Cocktail Duo at Harry Denton's Starlight Room
This holiday season, Harry Denton’s Starlight Room is celebrating the right way with a green and red Bottled Cocktail Duo. There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than overlooking the Union Square Ice Skating Rink and sipping on a seasonal beverage. $12 each or $22 for two, these tasty beverages will be available courtesy of bar manager Joel Teitelbaum at HDSR until December 31st. The Spiked Vanilla Cream Soda (Campari, House Vanilla Cream Soda, and Frangelico) and the Green Apple Cider (Flor de Cana 7 year, Green Apple Juice, Winter Spices) are the perfect way to delight in the cities festivities.
2 "12 Cocktails of Christmas" at Five Restaurant
3 New Orleans style Café Brulot at Pican
Pican has perfected a traditional sweet, spicy, rich and creamy New Orleans style Café Brulot with freshly brewed coffee, brandy, Benedictine, candied brown sugar and orange zest. So if you can't make it to New Orleans this holiday season, this cocktail will surely take you there.
4 Mark Twain Coffee at Level III at the JW Marriott
Level III at the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square has made the famous Mark Twain Coffee: B&B french liqueur with fresh brewed Illy's coffee, a splash of vanilla simple syrup, and topped with house made whipped cream. Coffee and cream - a perfectly sweet combination for the season.
5 "Awaken (Hot) Cocktail" at Aurea at the Renaissance Stanford Court Hotel
Aurea at the Renaissance Stanford Court Hotel has made a cocktail that does double-duty: The "Awaken (Hot) Cocktail" contains Espresso, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Pumpkin Spice and Pumpkin Spice whipped cream. This spicy treat is hot, rich and decadent - perfect for an early morning or those cold holiday nights.