CityEats’ Picks: Winter Cocktails
With the temperature dropping, there’s nothing better than a winter cocktail to warm you up. From a hot toddy to a classic bourbon-spiked cider, here are CityEats’ 10 favorite winter cocktails.
Prado 86 from Green Russell (Denver)In a swanky underground lair in downtown Denver, Green Russell presents the ideal cure for winter chill. The Prado 86 offers the warmth and kicked-up smokiness of Sombra mezcal and black-pepper syrup, balanced with the brightness of fresh-pressed pineapple juice, blood-orange juice and orange liqueur. 960 1280
Lime Light from Luma on Park (Winter Park, FL)Taking full advantage of both citrus and peppermint, Winter Park favorite sipping spot Luma on Park has invented the Lime Light. The drink features a bold combination of wasabi vodka, lime, cucumber, peppermint, lemon and ground red peppercorn that make for a perfectly sweet, spicy and refreshing winter libation. 960 1280
Snowflake from Hyde Bellagio (Las Vegas)Hyde Bellagio’s Snowflake is a delicate and pure drink that packs an icy bite thanks to a splash of liquid nitrogen. Served in a glass “frosted” by freshly fallen coconut “snowflakes” and sweetened with Malibu rum, the cocktail is as delicious to sip as it is to admire. 960 1280
The Old Twelfth Night from South Water Kitchen (Chicago)Chicago’s South Water Kitchen combines potent 101-proof bourbon (Wild Turkey 101), apple brandy, lemon juice and thyme syrup in its The Old Twelfth Night cocktail to create a steaming wintery concoction perfect for combating the winter blues. 960 1280
Hot Chocolate Mark from Top of the Mark (San Francisco)Warm up with this adult hot chocolate, served at Top of the Mark in San Francisco’s iconic InterContinental Mark Hopkins hotel. Made with crème de menthe and peach liqueur, the Hot Chocolate Mark doubles as a cocktail and dessert. Garnished with red chili for an extra kick. 960 1280
Kith and Kin from Cusp Dining and Drinks (La Jolla, CA)Kith and Kin is Old English for “friends and family,” making this cool-weather sipper perfect for entertaining. Created by bartender Nate Howell, this cocktail is packed with seasonal ingredients, including cinnamon-infused pear cordial, yellow Chartreuse, cognac, fresh grapefruit, agave and hot water. 960 1280
The Ginseng Glow from Middle Branch (New York)In China, ginseng is commonly used as a warming agent, so Lucinda Sterling of New York’s Middle Branch decided to take advantage. To make her Ginseng Glow, Sterling combines rum, lime juice and Aperol with ginseng tea powder. 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_sausage_001Did You Know? Sausages are some of the earliest amazing eats on record! Early humans developed sausage-making in an effort to preserve meat for future consumption.
Dish 1: Bahama Mamas
Where: Schmidt's, 240 East Kossuth St, Columbus, OH 43216 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_sausage_006Did You Know? The guilty pleasure of sausage is often described as sinful. But legend has it that in 320 ad, the Catholic Church actually declared eating sausage a sin, due to its association with a popular pagan festival.
Dish 2: Chili Half-Smoke Sausage
Where: Ben’s Chili Bowl, 1213 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_sausage_005Did You Know? When the Erie Canal opened in 1823, the economy of Rochester exploded, making it one of America’s original boomtowns. Today, Rochester is home to explosive meat sandwiches known as bombers.
Dish 3: Italian Sausage "Bomber" Sandwich
Where: Campi's, 205 Scottsville Rd, Rochester, NY 14611 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_sausage_003Did You Know? Thought to be a direct descendant of the frankfurter of Frankfurt, Germany, hot dogs became enormously popular in 1893 when baseball parks started serving them to fans.
Dish 4: Sausage "Saddlebag" Pancakes
Where: The Buff, 1725 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_sausage_002Did You Know? Up through World War II, sausages were made with water. If not cooked properly under high heat, they exploded - leading the British to nickname the combustible links "bangers."
Dish 5: Machine Gun Sausage Sandwich
Where: Bruges, 336 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 960 1280