Holiday Spirits

These festive San Antonio cocktails will put you in the holiday spirit

These festive San Antonio cocktails will put you in the holiday spirit

Halycon hot buttered bourbon cider
These drinks will warm you up.  Halcyon Southtown/Facebook

When the cold air sets in, we could easily stay cozied up at home with a glass of wine. But for these festive cocktails, we're willing to bundle up and head out to San Antonio's hottest spots. Tasty and warming, here are seven cocktails to try this season: 

Cadbury from Bar 1919
Reminiscent of eggnog, this cocktail is made with bourbon, green chartreuse, maraschino liquor, cream, and egg. It's topped with nutmeg, of course.

Campfire Sour from 18 Oaks at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort
This sultry cocktail features bourbon, maple syrup, lemon juice, a slice of jalapeno, and a smoking twig of rosemary. Its unexpected kick will warm you up. 

Gingy Milk Punch from Sternewirth at Hotel Emma
The milk punch features Diplomatico Reserve rum, white rum, PX sherry, and gingerbread syrup. We'd venture to say it's even better than gingerbread cookies.

The Hepcat Cocktail from Jazz, TX
This decadent cocktail is made with caramel rhubarb, AppleJack brandy, fennel gin, cream float, and dusted with cinnamon sugar. A great accompaniment to a sultry night of music.

Hot Buttered Bourbon Cider from Halcyon
Topped with whipped cream and a dust of cinnamon, Halcyon's hot buttered bourbon cider is the perfect way to stay toasty on any winter night. 

Long Ex-Pat Winter from Paramour
Talk about complex. This winter drink is mixed with tequila, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, a Mexican Coke reduction, Rioja Tempranillo, Fernet-Vallet, and Peychaud's Bitters.

Pan Dulce from Las Ramblas at Hotel Contessa
The sweet and aromatic libation showcases whiskey, cinnamon, anise liquor, and lemon essence, reminiscent of the traditional Mexican treat.