30+ Holiday cocktails & beers that’ll jingle your bells


December 7, 2022
By Matt Sterner

Have a holly, jolly time with these holiday concoctions

Sure, eggnog is tasty (for some) and is even yummier when mixed with spirits (for some). Here in Tucson, there are so many other crafty concoctions to try this holiday season.

Irish Coffee (Photo courtesy of Che's Lounge)
Irish Coffee (Photo courtesy of Che’s Lounge)

However you choose to spend the following days in December, there are plenty of cocktails to warm your belly and a few beers to sip on. So, mark your advent calendars because here is a big list of limited-time beverages tasty enough to get 12 drummers drumming and even 10 lords a-leapin’.

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Batch

118 E. Congress St.
Fig Old Fashioned (Photo courtesy of Batch)
Fig Old Fashioned (Photo courtesy of Batch)
  • Fig Old Fashioned – Batch’s private single barrel cask strength rye, Mission Fig liqueur, aromatic, and molé bitters

For more information, visit batchtucson.com

Borderlands Brewing Company

119 E. Toole Ave.
German Chocolate Cake Porter (Photo courtesy of Borderlands Brewing Company)
German Chocolate Cake Porter (Photo courtesy of Borderlands Brewing Company)
  • German Chocolate Cake Porter – a unique nuttiness combined with sweeter notes, the roasted malt truly shines in this smooth easy-drinking pastry porter (no actual nuts used in production)

For more information, follow Borderlands Brewing on Instagram

The Boxyard

238 N. Fourth Ave.
Espresso Martini (Photo courtesy of The Boxyard on Instagram)
Espresso Martini (Photo courtesy of The Boxyard on Instagram)
  • Espresso Martini
  • Hot Toddy – whiskey, honey, lemon, and cinnamon
  • Hot Choc – vanilla vodka, chocolate, and whipped cream

For more information, visit theboxyardtucson.com

Catalina Brewing Company

6918 N. Camino Martin
Snow Bird Hazy Lager (Photo courtesy of Catalina Brewing Company on Instagram)
Snow Bird Hazy Lager (Photo courtesy of Catalina Brewing Company on Instagram)
  • Snow Bird Hazy Lager – bursting with flavors of ripe grapefruit, melon, and citrus peel

For more information, follow Catalina Brewing on Instagram

Che’s Lounge

350 N. Fourth Ave.
Hot Toddy (Photo courtesy of Che's Lounge)
Hot Toddy (Photo courtesy of Che’s Lounge)
  • Hot Toddy – whiskey, honey, lemon, and a cinnamon stick
  • Irish Coffee – coffee, Irish whiskey, Baileys, and a housemade boozy whipped cream

For more information, visit cheslounge.com

The Coronet

198 W. Cushing St.
The Rabbi Slept Late
The Rabbi Slept Late (Photo courtesy of The Coronet)
  • Mr. Dickens, you Scamp – gin, Salers aperitif, hefeweizen, allspice dram, lemon, sage simple, nutmeg, and star anise
  • The Rabbi Slept Late – Bols Genever, velvet falernum, lemon, vanilla simple, almond milk, and nutmeg

For more information, visit coronettucson.com

Good Oak Bar

316 E. Congress St.
St. Nick cocktail at Good Oak Bar (Photo by SWOON Media)
St. Nick cocktail at Good Oak Bar (Photo by SWOON Media)
  • St. Nick – Bourbon, Capertiff, Smoke Maple Syrup, Honey Batch, Apple Shrub, Egg White, Cinnamon

For more information, visit goodoakbar.com

HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery

266 E. Congress St.

  • Espresso Creamsicle – Vanilla Vodka, Kahlua, and espresso ice cream
  • Mint-Chocolate Creamsicle – Mint-Chocolate ice cream, White Crème de Mint, Vanilla Vodka
  • The Grinch on a Beach – Citrus Vodka, Midori, Peach schnapps, OJ, Pineapple
  • Hot Butterscotch-Cocoa – Hot Cocoa, Butterscotch Schnapps, Marshmallows, Whipped Creme

For more information, visit hubdowntown.com

The Hut Tucson

305 N. Fourth Ave.
Apple Spice Holiday Fishbowl (Photo courtesy of The Hut)
Apple Spice Holiday Fishbowl (Photo courtesy of The Hut)
  • Apple Spice Holiday Fishbowl

For more information, follow The Hut Tucson on Instagram

The Jackrabbit Lounge

2000 N. Oracle Rd.
Sugar Plum (Photo courtesy of The Jackrabbit Lounge)
Sugar Plum (Photo courtesy of The Jackrabbit Lounge)
  • Sugar Plum – strawberry, gin, elderflower, and prosecco
  • Santa’s Pregame – coffee-infused bourbon, Godiva dark chocolate, Angostura bitters, and winter spiced syrup
  • Don’t Be A Grinch – Vanilla Smirnoff, creme de menage, orgeat, egg, and half ‘n half
  • Jackrabbit Eggnog – St. Remy Vsop, tuca, dry curacao, spice syrup, egg, and half ‘n half

For more information, visit thejackrabbitlounge.com

John Henry’s

117 N. Sixth Ave.
Photo courtesy of John Henry's on Instagram
Photo courtesy of John Henry’s on Instagram
  • Hot Toddy
  • Irish Coffee
  • Boozy Peppermint Hot Chocolate

For more information, follow John Henry’s on Instagram

La Chingada Cocina Mexicana

110 E. Pennington St.

 

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  • Pumpkin Spice Carajillo

For more information, visit lachingadacocina.com

Little Love Burger

312 E. Congress St.
Mocha Bear cocktail at Little Love Burger (Photo by SWOON Media)
Mocha Bear cocktail at Little Love Burger (Photo by SWOON Media)
  • Mocha Bear – Vodka, Cherry Rocher, Amaretto, Crème de La Moka, Half and Half, Cherry garnish

For more information, visit littleloveburger.com.

The Neighborhood

3940 E. 29th St.  •  61 E. Congress St.
Photo courtesy of The Neighborhood DWTN
Photo courtesy of The Neighborhood DWTN
  • Spiced Cranberry Paloma

For more information, visit thenei.com

The Nugget

2617 N. First Ave.
Spicy Pomegranate Raspberry Martini (Photo courtesy of The Nugget)
Spicy Pomegranate Raspberry Martini (Photo courtesy of The Nugget)
  • Spicy Pomegranate Raspberry Martini

For more information, visit thenuggetaz.com

O’Malley’s Bar & Grill

247 N. Fourth Ave.
Fruit Loop Shot (Photo courtesy of O'Malley's)
Fruit Loop Shot (Photo courtesy of O’Malley’s)
  • Fruit Loops Shot

For more information, visit omalleysonfourthtucson.com

Playground Bar and Lounge

278 E. Congress St.
Photo courtesy of Playground on Instagram
Photo courtesy of Playground on Instagram
  • Pumpkin Spice Martini – Whipped Vodka, Creme de Coco, Pumpkin Spice, Cream
  • Bourbon Poinsetta – Four Rose Bourbon, Orgeat, Cranberry-Pear Shrub, Limonata
  • Candy Apple: Ciroc Apple, Vanilla Brandy, Peach, Cranberry, Brut

For more information, visit playgroundtucson.com

Pueblo Vida Brewing Company

115 E. Broadway Blvd.
Noche Vida Amber Lager (Photo courtesy of Pueblo Vida Brewing Company)
Noche Vida Amber Lager (Photo courtesy of Pueblo Vida Brewing Company)
  • Noche Vida Amber Lager – pairs well with tamales, figgy pudding, and holiday cheer

For more information, follow Pueblo Vida Brewing on Instagram.

The Red Light Lounge

485 S. Stone Ave.
The Red Light Lounge
Hot Toddy (Photo courtesy of The Red Light Lounge)
  • House Hot Toddy – clove-infused bourbon and apple/cinnamon shrub
  • Specials on mulled wine (also valid at the Citizen Hotel)

For more information, visit downtowntucsonhotel.com

The Shelter Cocktail Lounge

4155 E. Grant Rd.
(Credit: The Shelter Cocktail Lounge on Facebook)
(Credit: The Shelter Cocktail Lounge on Facebook)
  • Holiday Specials: A variety of beverages like the Sweet Bourbon Apple, Peachy Pink Lemonade, Black Raspberry Margarita, and champagne are $4

For more information, follow The Shelter on Facebook. 

Sidecar

139 E. Eastbourne
Campfire Delight (Photo courtesy of Sidecar on Instagram)
Campfire Delight (Photo courtesy of Sidecar on Instagram)
  • Campfire Delight – Old Overhold Rye, cold brew, Vecchio amaro, Melleti chocolate, cream, mezcal rinse, toasted marshmallows, and a graham cracker rim

For more information, follow Sidecar on Instagram

Westbound

267 S. Avenida del Convento #12
Hot Toddy (Photo courtesy of Westbound)
Hot Toddy (Photo courtesy of Westbound)
  • Hot Toddy

For more information, follow Westbound on Instagram

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