It’s time to lay down the pumpkin spice lattes and pick up peppermint mochas. With the season of the sticks finally here, put on your buffalo plaid sweater and enjoy seasonal sips to embrace the season.
Cocktails & International Flavors
Boku Kitchen and Saloon, in the heart of The Vista, serves up seasonal drinks with this year’s theme of The Grinch to ensure this season is, “Always welcomed with holiday cheer.” Most recently, they’ve added the “Nog Sucking Cheer Monger,” into the mix. This Grinch themed drink is an intentionally crafted mix of spiced rum, amaretto, and eggnog that is sure to give that holiday cheer.
Bring your holi-date to the Robinson Room on Main Street because their holiday cocktails will have you wanting more! We’re talking a peppermint mocha espresso martini, apple cinnamon old fashioned or a gingerbread white Russian.
Several nations boast of their unique versions of holiday drinks, and we’re fortunate enough to represent a few in the capital city. For the German favorite, glühwein, make your way to Bierkeller Columbia where the riverfront views and spiced wine will transport you to the Danube River in Germany.
Transport yourself out of Germany and arrive in tropical paradise at Santa’s Pub at Publico. With an array of cheeky named drinks such as “Naughty or Nice,” and “Jingle Bells ‘Nog,” these cocktails will have you dreaming of a holiday paradise.
For many people, peppermint comes to mind when they think of holiday coffee drinks, and it doesn’t feel like the holiday season until you have that first peppermint mocha in hand. However, our local coffee shops are changing things up with offering unique, yet favored, holiday flavors. Head over to Indah Coffee Co. in Cottontown for a Pecan Pie Latte, a Merry Berry Chai, or a Peppermint Mocha Chai – their twist on the traditional peppermint mocha.
Nearby, in downtown Columbia, Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea warms things up with their holiday drinks. The Let It Snow Latte will leave you feeling like you’re wrapped in a warm blanket on a chilly night.
Do you want a cookie? The Sugar Cookie Cold Brew from Azalea Coffee Bar will have you thinking you ate Santa’s cookies on Christmas morning. If iced coffee isn’t your thing, this delicious treat is served hot too.
Soup is on! With sweater weather comes the coziest culinary time of year: soup season. Whether you’re nursing a cold or just warming up on a chilly day, there are plenty of spots to get your comfort food fix. If you’re feeling under the weather, Immunity Soup from Tasty as Fit is made with homemade veggie broth, loaded with veggies and filled with seasoning that are sure to get you back on your grove in no time!
For a heartier spoonful, cozy up with a bowl of Mexican Chicken Soup from Taqueria Jalisco on Saint Andrew’s Road. Order a bowl to make your taste buds happy and warm your soul.
Every season is beer season so why not keep the festivities going with Stouts and dark beer cheer? Raise a glass at Savage Craft while enjoying a Flying Stout. It is rich and chocolatey with notes of caramel and molasses, just like a holiday beer should be.
And speaking of spreading cheer, imagine the delight of your favorite beer enthusiast as they unwrap a collection of dark beers from WECO Biergarten. We’re talking Chai Milk Stout, Dark Mexican Lager, and that decadent Chocolate and Sea Salt Imperial Stout – each bottle a promise of pure holiday happiness.
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