By Franchesca Barua
The holiday season is finally in full swing, and putting up decorations and wrapping presents is enough to make us all need a drink or two. Here are some of the most festive drinks to help you de-stress.
Peppermint Twist Smoothie from Juice Junkies
Photo from Juice Junkies Facebook page
Here’s one you won’t feel guilty about — the Juice Junkies Superfood Smoothie, composed of health conscious ingredients such as peppermint extract, homemade organic almond milk, coconut water and chocolate chips.
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Di Castagna from The Flying Saucer
Brewed by Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales in Michigan, this farmhouse ale has aromas of caramel, chestnuts, and roasted nuts.
Natural Vanilla Bean Milkshake from Hopdoddy
The menu at Austin-based Hopdoddy, now open in Leftbank, offers a variety of milkshake flavors including a Natural Vanilla Bean made from its own cinnamon vanilla custard. If you’re looking to spice things up a bit more, add Bailey’s to the shake as a present to yourself.
For a warmer option, head to downtown hole-in-the-wall Casablanca Coffee and try the Cinnamon Latte. Simple but delicious, the latte uses espresso, milk, and Moroccan cinnamon, a Casablanca ingredient.
Downtown’s Buon Giorno Coffee has developed a cult following over the years and customers love the option to order hot chocolate devilishly hot or frozen cold. The frozen hot chocolate comes in two flavors, regular and white — all the more reason to try it.
Try this take on classic hot chocolate at Bread Winners Cafe, which mixes spices such as cocoa powder, chili powder and cinnamon.
Amid its already-wide selection of beers, The Ginger Man is offering a seasonal beer called Southern Tier Pumpking, an Imperial Pumpkin Ale with flavors of pumpkin pie, vanilla, roasted pecans, cinnamon and nutmeg — holiday flavors galore.
This English Dark Ale, brewed by Fort Worth’s own Rahr & Sons, is being served at Magnolia Motor Lounge this holiday season. Angry Santa has flavors of cinnamon, honey, fresh vanilla, and mulling spices.