6 Best Christmas Cocktails In NYC That'll Make Your Instagram Boozy & Bright
As you’re checking your holiday list over once, then twice, don’t forget to treat yo' self to several gems as well. A beautifully wrapped gift box with a big red bow is certainly exciting to open, but nothing truly beats indulging in an experience present with your main squeezes. Those memories will last a lifetime. Unfortunately, this time of year flies by within the blink of an eye. A month filled with cookie swaps, holiday music, mulled wine by the fire, and beautiful white light displays adorning every street corner is simply never enough. This is why it’s essential to make the most of this merry time of year by creating a bucket list of the best Christmas cocktails in NYC — for the ‘Gram, of course, because we're all a little extra.
‘Tis the season of making our apartments look chic AF in holiday glam, being incredibly grateful for the special humans in our lives, and doing as many festive activities as we possibly can. If your wanderlust always seems to get the best of you, round up your girl crew and check off these festive cocktails one by one. The City That Never Sleeps awaits, and it is truly magical this time of year.
1. Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r At Miracle On Ninth Street
Mace cocktail bar on Ninth Street looks like Santa sprinkled some magical dust everywhere after transforming into Miracle on Ninth Street. The cozy cocktail pop-up delivers all of the Christmas wonderland vibes this time of year, and we're here for it.
Sip away those Sunday scaries, or start off happy hour on a jolly note with a "Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r" rum cocktail in a Santa mug. The venue is also serving up Jingle Ball Nog, Snowball Old Fashioned, Christmapolitan, Bad Santa, and more.
2. Santa's Cookies Whiskey At Tipsy Scoop
OK, I'll admit this one isn't your typical cocktail in a glass, but come on — you simply cannot pass up Christmas cookies... especially when they're in boozy ice cream form. Tipsy Scoop will forever hold a special place in my heart, and these sweet treats make for the ultimate Instagram snap.
If you want to save all of the cookies for Santa this year in hopes of scoring a spot on the nice list, Tipsy Scoop is also serving up Holiday Spiced Eggnog, Blood Orange Champagne Sparkling Sorbet, Candy Cane Vodka Martini, Boozy Bananas Foster, and Drunken Gingerbread Man.
3. Vin Brulé At BAITA Rooftop Bar
Eataly's rooftop in NYC transformed into a chic Italian Alps pop-up restaurant in honor of the season, and we're honestly ready to hit the slopes. The venue's Boozy Hot Chocolate or Vin Brulé (spiced wine) will certainly keep you warm, while the white lights, evergreen trees, and cozy ski lodge vibe make for the ultimate backdrop to snap some pics. If you're in the mood for some bites, the polenta bar will not disappoint.
4. Spiked Eggnog At Rolf's
With one step inside Rolf's, you'll feel as though you've teleported directly to the North Pole. Beautiful, shiny ornaments hang from every inch of the ceiling, and the drinks are undeniably festive AF. What's the holiday season without getting your fill of spiked eggnog, anyway?
The line is long, but it's definitely worth the wait. Drink up!
5. Literally Anything At Sippin' Santa's Surf Shack
Sippin' Santa seriously knows what's up when it comes to the holiday cocktail game. His surf shack is decked out in colorful string lights and garlands, and the bar is perfectly stocked up to bring on the merriest lit-mas there ever was.
From the venue's Son of a Nutcracker rum cocktail, to its Little Rummer Boy (house hot chocolate with marshmallows, spiced rum, and Amarula Cream), there are many Instagrammable options to choose from.
6. Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries At The Willy Wonka Pop-Up, NYLO Hotel
First thing's first — you simply cannot have the ultimate holiday experience in the city without hitting up the Willy Wonka-inspired pop-up bar at NYLO. Seriously though, how Instagram-worthy does this vibrant cocktail look? Featuring Jägermeister, gin, lemon, snozzberries, and cinnamon foam, this sip totally sleighs. I'll take two, please.
May your days be very boozy and bright, people.