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5 Must-Try Holiday Cocktails in Houston

By Marcy de Luna
December 5, 2014

Photo by: Reindeer Games at Down House/ Down House

'Tis the season for caring, sharing...and holiday cocktails. Here are five festive drinks to guarantee that you'll have a jolly December.

Reindeer Games at Down House

The traditional Old Fashioned gets a merry overhaul at this Heights-area cafe. The savory sip ($12) is made from rhum agricole, cranberry liqueur, plus a blend of cinnamon simple syrup, celery shrub and spiced cranberry bitters. More fresh berries poached in a celery seed syrup top the drink.

Holiday Jingle Juice at Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar

If you need a bright kick to get you into the spirit, try this cheery cocktail, a season-appropriate blend of fresh cranberry, orange and lemon juices plus lime-infused vodka ($10).

Kringle Cream and Cookies at Brennan's Houston

This swanky swizzle had us at ginger snaps. Ditch the milk and cookies for this Santa-inspired mix of rum-based cream liqueur and vanilla cream soda ($10) topped with shaved housemade snaps.

Kringle Cream and Cookies

Chocolate Eggnog Martini at Del Frisco's Grille

The holiday season and eggnog go together like peas and carrots. And what better than a spiked version ($11) with shaved chocolate on top? The liquid indulgence — choose from vanilla vodka and dark or Dutch chocolate vodka — will officially take your steakhouse meal over the top.

White Chocolate Candy Cane Martini at Sullivan's

Instead of swiping sticks off your tree, head to this Galleria steakhouse, where you can sip and crunch on this holiday delight (vodka, white chocolate, peppermint schnapps, $12) garnished with crushed candy canes.