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10 Hot Holiday Cocktail Spots

December 10, 2015

Fancy a Christmas cocktail? Ten fabulous spots to celebrate the season.

Megan Bourassa, Miranda Sam and Lise Boullard

Yew Seafood + Bar at Four Seasons Vancouver

By Vitamin Daily

Joining Yew’s Aged Cocktail menu is a festive Hispanic Inquisition cocktail, created by Bittered Sling Extracts co-founder Lauren Mote. A blend of Dominican Brugal Rum, Okanagan Spirits, Old Italian Prune Eau de Vie, Punt e Mes vermouth, crème de cassis liqueur and Bittered Sling Malagasy Chocolate Bitters, it’s pretty much Christmas in a martini glass.    

  • Prohibition

    By Vitamin Daily

    Home of Canada’s only bottle of Glenfiddich 50-year-old single malt scotch whisky, the bartenders here know a thing or two about mixology. Try their holiday drinks: Egg Nog, (with bourbon, spiced rum and nutmeg) or the Cranberry Shrub, a blend of housemade cranberry shrub, soda water and cinnamon.

  • Hy’s Steakhouse

    By Vitamin Daily

    With a newly renovated upstairs lounge area, Vancouver’s Hy’s Steakhouse is upping their holiday cocktail game. Our favourites include the Hot Buttered Rum, Blueberry Tea and Flaming Coffee. What better way to warm up this winter, than by sipping a hot cocktail?

  • Fairmont Pacific Rim

    By Vitamin Daily

    One of the signature holiday cocktails served in the Fairmont’s swanky lobby bar is the sophisticated Smoky Chili Chocolate—a grown up version of chocolate milk—with a hint of heat to keep you warm during the cold wintery days.

  • Savio Volpe

    By Vitamin Daily

    Looking for the perfect evening hangout for a few drinks this holiday season? Hop on over to Osteria Savio Volpe, the new traditional Italian resto in Fraserhood. Their delicious food (think pasta, pasta and more pasta) is paired perfectly with an extensive Italian wine selection, as well as several no-nonsense cocktails. Cin, cin!  

  • Bar Oso

    By Vitamin Daily

    With a dedicated gin and tonic feature menu, this Whistler Village resto and bar is a must for lovers of classic drinks. A variety of contemporary cocktails, Spanish wines and craft beers complement the Spanish tapas and charcuterie menu perfectly.

  • Brix & Mortar

    By Vitamin Daily

    The newly reno’d Brix & Mortar lounge area features inventive Christmas drinks and a casual-chic space. Start with a mug of warm, buttery mulled Guinness (mulled beer!) then try the Cream of the Crop eggnog, a blend of crème anglaise, pumpkin pie ingredients, fresh rosemary, vanilla/orange brandy and Jack Daniels.

  • Au Comptoir

    By Vitamin Daily

    Au Comptoir co-founder Maxime Bettili’s fruity cinnamon-scented Cinnamon Calvados Sour, has arrived just in time for the holidays. The calvados (French apple brandy), walnut bitters and smoked maple syrup bevvie is a secret off-menu drink for Vita readers, so ask (nicely) for it.

  • Steamworks

    By Vitamin Daily

    Steamworks’ Paradox White Stout was the product of a collaboration between Steamworks and Gastown social enterprise and coffee shop East Van Roasters. This white stout looks like a pale ale, but ingredients such as an infusion of cacao nibs produce a rich full-bodied flavour.

  • Notch8

    By Vitamin Daily

    Hidden behind the Hotel Vancouver’s lobby bar, the newly opened Noch8 restaurant and bar (previously 900 West), is easy to miss—but don’t. The ultra-glam railway-era décor (think super-private booths with curtains, and lavish light fixtures) and drinks like the Pear and Cardamom Sidecar and Maple Hickory Old Fashioned make this the perfect place for a holiday rendez-vous.


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