Bars & Nightlife Deal Featured Food, Restaurants & Dining Music & Events Fara Illich November 24, 2014

holidayscroppedMake a toast to friends, family and loved ones with Spirits of the Season, a five-week holiday cocktail competition in Downtown Phoenix Nov. 29 through Dec. 17. Create a festive happy hour after work or turn a normal Saturday into a fabulous self-guided cocktail tour. Sample all 11 holiday-inspired concoctions at participating Downtown bars and restaurants and pick your favorite. Voting begins Nov. 29 and the winner is announced Dec. 18. All drinks are available until Jan. 1, 2015.
Vote here for Most Spirited Holiday Cocktail 2014.

catchafirethumbCatch a Fire

Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails at Hotel Palomar, $8
10 Cane Rum, coconut cream, allspice dram, cinnamon syrup and grated nutmeg.

dirysnowmanthumbThe Dirty Snowman

Copper Blues, $10
Baileys Irish Cream, Rumple Minze Peppermint Schnapps, Kahlúa, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur and cream. Garnished with carrot, mint, chocolate and cinnamon.

RudolphsredemptionthumbRudolph’s Redemption Cider

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, $9
Redemption Rye, ginger beer, orange bitters, lemon juice and homemade hard apple cider over holiday ice cubes made with rosemary and maraschino cherries.

southcentralnogoutthumbSouth Central Nog-Out

The Duce, $10
Crusoe Organic Spiced Rum, egg nog, Stumptown Cold Brew Coffee, cinnamon and nutmeg.


Hard Rock Cafe, $8.25
Maker’s Mark Kentucky Bourbon Whisky, Ben & Jerry’s Vanilla Ice Cream and simple syrup infused with pumpkin puree.

renhotelcroppedR Merry Cocoa

Icon Lounge at Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, $9
Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, peppermint schnapps, hot chocolate topped with whipped cream, a drizzle of crème de menthe and candy cane sprinkles.

SantajitoMojitothumbSantajito Mojito

My Big Fat Greek Restaurant, $8
Three Olive Raspberry Vodka, fresh raspberries, fresh lime, muddled mint leaves, Sun Orchard Margarita Mix and a splash of Sprite.

frostedmistletoethumbFrosted Mistletoe

Province at Westin Phoenix Downtown, $9
Peppermint schnapps, Midori Melon Liqueur, Prosecco sparkling wine and a Bing cherry served in a sugar-rimmed champagne glass.


Squid Ink Sushi, $9
Vanilla vodka, Kahlúa, hazelnut liqueur, milk, cinnamon, homemade salted caramel and topped with toasted marshmallows.

strandcroppedAlmond Joyful

The Strand Urban Italian, $8
Malibu coconut flavored rum, chocolate, caramel and cream.

kentuckykringlethumbKentucky Kringle

1130 The Restaurant, $10
Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon, spiced turbinado syrup made in-house and chocolate bitters.