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
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Dish 1: El Toro
Where: Phil’s BBQ, 3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_saucy_005Did You Know? The oldest known condiment is garum, a sauce of fermented fish used by the ancient Romans.
Dish 2: "Fry Sauce" on Pastrami Double Crown Burger
Where: Crown Burgers, 377 East 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_saucy_002Did You Know? Today, ketchup is one of the most popular condiments in the world. Americans buy over 175 billion bottles every year.
Dish 3: Sicilian Pizza
Where: L&B Spumoni Garden, 2725 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11223 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_saucy_004Did You Know? Famous chef Julia Child once said "sauces are the splendor and the glory of cooking."
Dish 4: Tiger Sauce on Pit Beef Sandwich
Where: CHAPS Charcoal Restaurant, 5801 Pulaski Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21205 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_saucy_003Did You Know? Today, over 40 different varieties of peaches are grown in Georgia.
Dish 5: Peach BBQ Sauce
Where: Sweet Potatoes, 6825 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA 31406 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_spicy_001Did You Know? In 1912, a pharmacist named Wilbur Scoville devised a method of measuring the intensity of a pepper’s burn. Known as the Scoville scale, it has become the pre-eminent barometer of flaming fare.
Dish 1: Voodoo Juice
Where: Angel's BBQ, 21 W Oglethorpe Ln, Savannah, GA 31401 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_spicy_005Did You Know? Chile peppers are “hot” because of a substance called capsaicin that triggers the same pain receptors in the brain as actual heat.
Dish 2: Triple Habanero Pie
Where: Flying Pie, 6508 Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83704 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_spicy_003Did You Know? The ingredients in Chile peppers are chock full of vitamins, ease minor aches and pains and increase blood flow.
Dish 4: Spicy Shrimp
Where: Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, 56-505 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_spicy_004Did You Know? In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered the new world… and Chile peppers! Columbus named the spicy plants “peppers” when he mistook them for relatives of the black pepper of India and just 50 years after his discovery this indigenous south American plant had spread worldwide.
Dish 5: Pasta From Hell
Where: East Coast Grill, 1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139 960 1280