The week between Christmas and New Years always feels like a lost void. No one knows what day it is, and everything blurs together. So make sure to fill your days with friends, family, great food, and delicious drinks. Since we already looked at the holiday cocktails in Syracuse, now we are heading north. After all, there are plenty more holiday drinks to be sampled! So visit these bars and restaurants to try their special holiday drinks in Oswego and nearby towns.
Not only does this bistro have constantly changing daily special dishes and risottos, they also have lots of drink specials. Every Wednesday La Parrilla does a “winter wine slushy Wednesday” with $4 wine slushies. Choose from apple cider or chocolate raspberry.
As for their holiday drinks, there are some colorful and creative options. Try the Jack Frost or The Grinch for some cool vibes, yet beachy flavors. The more wintery-themed holiday cocktails include the Holiday Mule and Jingle Juice, each featuring winter flavors of cranberry and mint. Plus, you can never go wrong with Christmas Mimosas, Spiked Hot Cocoa, or a Hot Toddy.
Lock 1 Distilling Company
It’s not secret that my friends and I are huge supporters of Lock 1 Distilling Co in Phoenix. We go there fairly regularly, and truly love all of their spirits. Brenden, the master distiller, has done a great job creating an array of spirits. So it’s no surprise that all of the holiday drinks at Lock 1 feature house spirits- even if some drinks have the same name as other bars in Oswego. Holiday Mule, Peppermint Patty, and Jack Frost each boast their own sweet and fruit flavors.
While you’re at Lock 1, don’t forget to grab a bottle of their most popular winter spirit – Candy Cane. It’s their peppermint-flavored whiskey.
The Rooftop Lounge
The cocktail menu at The Rooftop Lounge never fails to impress. Their incredibly refined selection of liquor in addition to their cocktail flights and seasonal specials make sure there is something for everyone. Even fantastic mocktails! With so many great options, we had a hard time choosing what to try first. Ultimately I went with the Snowflake Martini, made with White Chocolate Liqueur, Peppermint Rumchata, and Vanilla Vodka. Yum! The Spiked Candy Cane Hot Cocoa was also a hit, unsurprisingly. Other options include Santa Clausmo, Pecan Old-Fashioned, Mistletoe Martini, and others. Plus, every mocktail can be turned into a cocktail – so check all the menus!
If I make it back it back while they still have the holiday drinks, I’m going to go with the Holiday Dessert Cocktail Flight. With 4 mini drinks, it lets you try a variety of options. (Perfect for an indecisive person like me!)
If you like whiskey, visit Rooftop on a Wednesday. You can spin the whiskey wheel, and then try whatever whiskey it lands on for $10 – regardless of it’s normal price. Shots of whiskey typically range from $7 to $20, with a few exclusive shots in the $30-$40 range. It’s the perfect chance to try some new whiskeys you don’t usually find. You can have the whiskey served neat, on the rocks, or in a Manhattan.