Bars & Nightlife Deal Featured Food, Restaurants & Dining Spotlight Fara Illich November 20, 2013

A 5-week holiday cocktail competition, Spirits of the Season toasts the holidays the best way possible—with festive drinks! Skip the traffic after work or turn a Saturday into a self-guided walking tour and sample the concoctions from over 10 Downtown bars and restaurants. The best part? You decide the winner. Voting is open until Dec. 18 in the quest to crown the Most Spirited Holiday Cocktail of 2013. Vote early, vote often, vote here. All drinks are available through Jan. 1, 2014.

1130Caramel Frappe Spiced Martini

1130 The Restaurant, $10
Baileys, Fireball, Frangelico, House Infused Vanilla Vodka, Half & Half, Whipped Cream with a Caramel Rim with Graham Crackers.

Blue HoundLife and Limb

Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails, $9
Woodford Reserve Bourbon, House-made Cold Brew Coffee, House-made Orgeat, Old Fashioned Bitters, Whole Egg, topped with English Cream Ale

Canyon CafeMistletoe Martini

Canyon Cafe, $8.50
Vodka, Crème De Noyaux, House-made Sweet and Sour Mix, Apple Pucker and dash of Pineapple Juice. Hand shaken with Muddle Mint garnished with a Cherry, Mint Leaf and Mini-Candy Cane and Sugar Rim


Crescent Ballroom, $5
Cabernet Savingnon, Pellegrino Aranciata, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Brandy, Peach Schnapps, Razzmatazz, Goldschlager, splash of soda

DistrictHog Nog

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar, $9
Schreiner’s Bacon Infused with Rogue Hazelnut Spice Rum, House-Made Cinnamon Eggnog, garnished with a piece of Candied Schreiner’s Bacon

Hard RockWinter Sangria

Hard Rock Cafe, $10
Sandeman Port, Finest Call Red Sangria, Absolut Citron and garnished with Orange and Lemon

LustreCafe Racer

Lustre Rooftop Garden at Hotel Palomar, $9
Chai Tea Infused Vodka, Apple Cider, Cinnamon Infused Honey, Lemon Juice, Angostura Bitters

PortlandsPeppermint Mocha

Portland’s Restaurant and Wine Bar, $10
RumpleMinze Peppermint Schnapps, Three Olives Chocolate Vodka, Svedka Vanilla Vodka, Miscelad’oro Espresso, Creme de Cacao, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Cream

ProvincePerfect Candy Cane

Province, $5
Benadictine, Campari, Orange Juice, Simple Syrup, Lime Juice, Dry Vermouth, Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters, Orange Bitters

Squid InkThe Grinch

Squid Ink Sushi, $10
Green Chartreuse, Strega, Curry Bitters, Celery Juice, Egg White

DuceSpiced Pumpkin Pie

The Duce, $10
Crusoe Organic Spiced Rum, Pumpkin, Cream, Whipped Cream, Nutmeg and a Cinnamon Stick

Toms TavernVelvet Rope

Tom’s Tavern, $8
Velvet Rum Horchata, Captain Morgan, Crème De Alba, Cinnamon Sugar