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The Grinch Martini, Drunken Apple Pie & other cocktails that capture the holiday spirits

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Order a Pomegranate Breeze with the seared albacore tapas and get the combo for $15 at Ra Sushi. Courtesy of Ra Sushi
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Morton's Sparkling Apple Cinnamon Cocktail Photo by Joe Pogge
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Kata Drunken Apple Pie at Kata Robata Photo by Marcy de Luna Courtesy of Kata Robata

'Tis the season and whether celebrating with glee or counting down the days until the new year, even the occasional drinker will have reason to throw back an alcoholic beverage or two. No matter what your mood, from The Grinch Martini at Sullivan's to the Drunken Apple Pie Cocktail at Kata Robata, there is a specialty drink option for everyone on our holiday cocktail list. 

The Sparkling Cinnamon Apple Cocktail at Morton’s The Steakhouse is an interesting combination of Lunetta Prosecco and Lindemans Green Apple Pomme Lambic Beer. Served in a champagne glass, the green apple flavor is slightly tart.  It is offset by cinnamon, honey and a homemade whipped cream topping. 

For a sweet holiday treat made with pomegranates (good for you and tastes good, too), try the Pomegranate Breeze at Ra Sushi.  It is made with Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, POM pomegranate juice, PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur, pink grapefruit juice and other citrus flavors. Order this cocktail with the Seared Albacore Tapas and get the combo for $15.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse offers several creative cocktails on their drink menu this holiday season. Choose from the likes of The Grinch and The Merry Berry.

  • The Grinch Martini is a mix of Stoli Applik Vodka and Apple Pucker. 
  • The Merry Berry Martini is made with cranberry juice, Chambord, Hiram-Walker Triple Sec, sweet & sour, Smirnoff Strawberry Vodka, and Hiram-Walker Pomegranate Liqueur.

With your meal or for dessert, Kata Robata’s holiday drink offering is the Drunken Apple Pie.  It is Makers Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Snap (Ginger), simple syrup, Fee Bros. Peach Bitters, and Barkeep Baked Apple Bitters.

And if you having people over, try these recipes at home:

Get into the spirit with the Silver Belle from Cockspur Rum.
1 ½ oz Cockspur Rum
¼ oz maraschino liqueur
¾ oz earl grey tea
¾ oz Hibiscus Grenadine
¾ oz pineapple juice
Shake well with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Brugal’s Warm Cider and Rum Punch is sure to keep you and your guests warm.
8 cups apple cider
1 apple, thinly sliced
1 orange, thinly sliced
2 cinnamon sticks
1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
2 cups Brugal Añejo Rum
In a large pot, combine apple cider, apple slices, orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and ginger. Bring to a boil over high; reduce to a simmer and cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in rum.

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