8 holiday spirits to get you in the holiday spirit
With the Holy City already decked out in Christmas decor (see: our guide to viewing holiday lights), bars + restaurants are now following (Santa)suit with the addition of seasonal spirits to their regular menus.
We’ve rounded up a few of our faves, so you’ll know where to go with your friends for one last holiday happy hour. Keep scrolling to see our list that will leave you feeling merry + bright.
📍 563 King St.
Do you put out milk and cookies out for Santa for Christmas? At this “HōM”, Santa might have trouble walking a straight line after indulging in a Cereal Killer– a stiff milk cocktail with Cannon Distillery Chai Tea Vodka, Cinnamon Crunch milk, cardamom and lemon.
📍 550 King St. #100
Try Felix’s Allspice and Everything Nice cocktail for an elegant twist on eggnog. The drink combines St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, egg whites, spiced rum, lemon juice, Lapsing Demerara, house-infused spiced pear liqueur, + Canton Ginger Liqueur.
📍 442 King St.
Feeling sleepy after your Christmas feast? Wake up with Parcel 32’s Holy City Dead Eye Martini– which includes Espresso Vodka, Kahlua, + Godiva chocolate.
📍 217 Huger St.
Hate the thought of a white Christmas? Transport yourself to somewhere warm this season with Taco Boy’s Caribbean Christmas Margarita. The cocktail mixes tequila, Triple Sec, Coco Lopez, and lime juice. It is then finished with a peppermint candy cane rim.
📍 819 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant
The Strawberry Fizz combines tequila (your brand of choice), 100% agave, fresh-squeezed lime + muddled strawberries. Served in a wine glass over ice, with a Champagne float on top.
Tavern and Table holiday cocktail | Photo by the CHStoday team
Tavern and Table
📍100 Church St., Mount Pleasant
Try Tavern and Table’s seasonal brandy cocktail for a combination of apple + all-spice that feels straight-outta-the-orchard.
📍 76 Queen St.
For a wintery wine-based punch, ask for the Smoking Bishop at Husk. The drink combines mulled wine, lemon, Benedictine, Becherovka, + Laird’s Applejack. It’s topped with soda + grated nutmeg.
📍 280 Ashley Ave.
Breakfast cocktails, anyone? The Lazarella brings it with the kick of cold brew.
What’s your go-to holiday spirit of choice? Let me know in the comments below.