8 Holiday Drinks on Area Menus

Drink and de-stress.

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. 

Cinnamon Latte from Casablanca Coffee

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.

Frozen Hot Chocolate from Buon Giorno Coffee

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.

Mexican Hot Chocolate from Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery

Try this take on classic hot chocolate at Bread Winners Cafe, which mixes spices such as cocoa powder, chili powder and cinnamon. 

Southern Tier Pumking from The Ginger Man

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.

Angry Santa from Magnolia Motor Lounge

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.