Bars & Nightlife Deal Featured Food, Restaurants & Dining Fara Illich November 20, 2012

The Winter Wizard, The Grinch and The Other Reindeer.
The duce - wild turkey cranberry cobbler450x600No, no, these aren’t characters in an animated holiday movie, these are specialty seasonal cocktails you can find only in Downtown Phoenix.
From Nov. 24 to Dec. 31, 16 bars and restaurants Downtown will engage in a battle to be named the Most Spirited Holiday Cocktail of 2012 – and you’re the judge.
Forget visions of sugar plums, this is Mekong Whisky, dulce de leche and spiked cranberry compote all served up for $10 or less.
Participating restaurants include The Strand Urban Italian, District American Kitchen and Wine Bar, ICON Lounge, Province, Legends Sports Bar & Restaurant, Copper Blues, Thai Basil Signature Downtown, Majerle’s Sports Grill, Networks Bar and Grill, The Duce, Seamus McCaffrey’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, Kincaid’s, Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails, Hard Rock Café, Frank Murray’s Turf Irish Pub and 1130 The Restaurant.
Voting will take place online at
Votes will be tallied on Dec. 20 and the Most Spirited Holiday Cocktail of 2012 will be announced Dec. 21 and celebrated at a special happy hour at the winning establishment at 6 p.m. Look for the winner to be announced on Downtown Phoenix’s Facebook page.
All cocktails will be available through New Year’s Eve.
For all things Spirits of the Season, including maps and cocktail descriptions, visit