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Holiday Cocktails for Toasting the Season in St. Louis

Monday November 21, 2022

By Rachel Huffman

By Rachel Huffman

Feeling festive? Toast the season with these over-the-top, limited-edition holiday cocktails, available at top-notch hotels, restaurants and bars in St. Louis.

Gingerbread Ice Cream Martini at The Fountain on Locust

The home of the ice cream martini, The Fountain on Locust is a St. Louis staple and the perfect place to dine before a night out in the Grand Center Arts District. Right now, you can order a variety of holiday cocktails, including the Gingerbread Ice Cream Martini with vanilla ice cream, crème de cacao dark, Big O ginger liqueur and cinnamon powder blended and topped with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Hot Buttered Rum at Peacock Diner

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As temperatures continue to drop, we recommend warming up with a hot buttered rum – or two – at Peacock Diner in the Delmar Loop. The comforting cocktail features Captain Morgan Sliced Apple spiced rum, warm apple cider, cinnamon, brown sugar and butter. The local haunt also has an extensive menu with burgers, salads, housemade pies and more, along with a full bar and seasonal taps.

Jack Frost at Curtain Call Lounge

Adjacent to The Fabulous Fox, Curtain Call Lounge is a buzzy bar with an extensive selection of Champagne, fine wine, craft beer and creative cocktails. This holiday season, we recommend the Jack Frost made with Blue Curaçao, sparkling wine and lemonade. Served in a flute glass, the cocktail is frosted with a sugar rim.

Jolly “O” Rum at Marriott St. Louis Grand

You can find holiday cheer almost everywhere in St. Louis – even the bar at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in downtown. Pull up a seat and savor the Jolly “O” Rum with Bacardi, simple syrup and cranberry juice.

Mela Caramellata at Casa Don Alfonso

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Warm up with the Mela Caramellata at Casa Don Alfonso at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis in Clayton. The holiday cocktail features Ketel One vodka, housemade caramel apple syrup and a squeeze of lemon.

Nap Under the Apple Tree at Salt + Smoke

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Turkey does make us sleepy! Nap Under the Apple Tree boasts Ben Holladay bourbon, apple cider, autumn-spiced syrup and a cinnamon-sugar rim. Try a sip at any Salt + Smoke location through December.

Polar Peppermint Hot Chocolate at St. Louis Union Station Hotel

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This spiked hot chocolate has some of our favorite holiday flavors. The merry mug of dark chocolate features mint liqueur and Dorda double-chocolate liqueur. Topped with vanilla whipped cream, crushed peppermint candy and dark chocolate snowflakes, it will be served at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel until Jan. 1.

Pop Star at Sophie’s Artist Lounge

Guaranteed to turn heads, Pop Star at Sophie’s Artist Lounge is a cherry-lime explosion in your mouth. Bartenders concoct the lavish drink with cherry-lime vodka, Yellow Chartreuse, simple syrup and fresh lime juice. Topped with club soda and garnished with a lime wheel, it goes down easy. After your glass is empty, head outside to marvel at The Walls Off Washington, a new art initiative by the Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

Pumpkin-Spice White Russian at 1904 Steak House

Need a lucky charm? Try the pumpkin-spice White Russian at 1904 Steak House while you’re at River City Casino & Hotel. The decadent cocktail features vanilla vodka, Kahlúa coffee liqueur, pumpkin-spiced cream, a dollop of pumpkin-spiced whipped cream and a chocolate-covered cookie stick. For a finishing touch, the rim of the glass is dipped in caramel and rolled in graham crackers.

Rooty Morgan Float at Fitz’s

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Not suitable for children, Fitz’s signature holiday cocktail is a boozy take on a root beer float. It combines Fitz’s root beer, vanilla ice cream and spiced rum for an extra indulgent experience. To see the iconic soda being brewed on the company’s vintage bottling line, head to Fitz’s restaurant in the Delmar Loop.

Rudolph’s Reserve at The Train Shed

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For the holiday season, The Train Shed at St. Louis Union Station has been transformed into The Sleigh Shed, St. Louis’ newest pop-up cocktail experience. The Sleigh Shed boasts bling, baubles and creative cocktails, including Rudolph’s Reserve with Zafra Master Reserve Rum, blood orange cordial, orange bitters and lime.

Santa’s Sazerac at Tony’s

Elegant and polished with exceptional service and exquisite food, Tony’s is fine dining at its best. In line with the impressive menu, its signature holiday cocktail, Santa’s Sazerac, features a green Chartreuse wash, Buffalo Trace bourbon, vanilla demerara, cherry bitters and a cherry-lemon twist. As you sip the sumptuous concoction, take in the astounding décor of the restaurant.

Spicy Pomegranate Paloma at The Last Hotel

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At The Last Hotel in the up-and-coming Downtown West neighborhood, visitors and locals gather to share genuine experiences. This holiday season, invite your loved ones to raise a glass of the seasonal Spicy Pomegranate Paloma. The holiday cocktail features tequila, housemade ginger syrup, pomegranate juice, grapefruit juice and lime juice. It’s topped with ginger beer and garnished with mint.

Sugar Cookie at Tin Roof

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Along with live music and buckets of beer, Tin Roof is serving a sweet and creamy holiday cocktail through December. Sugar Cookie combines vanilla vodka, hazelnut liqueur and Baileys Irish Cream. Topped with vanilla creamer and rimmed with vanilla frosting and Christmas sprinkles, this cocktail will certainly get you in the spirit.

The Slippery Slope at Angad Arts Hotel

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Can you think of a more fitting name for a perfectly blended, dangerously delicious holiday cocktail? The Slippery Slope, available at the Angad Arts Hotel until Jan. 1, is a dreamy Martini made with RumChata and a touch of caramel and finished with a graham cracker rim.

The Winter Wonderland at Cinder House

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Like a cocktail snow globe, The Winter Wonderland, a limited-edition cocktail from Cinder House at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, comes covered with a glass cloche that contains a touch of smoke, designed to replicate a frosty fog on a crisp winter morning. Made with Hendrick’s gin, raspberry purée, lime juice and ginger beer, The Winter Wonderland is sprinkled with powdered sugar “snow,” adorned with rosemary “tree” sprigs and garnished with small, fruit-filled, gift-wrapped boxes.

Tusk & Temper at AC Hotel by Marriott Chesterfield

Cheer up – the AC Hotel by Marriott Chesterfield has a spirited holiday cocktail for you. Made with bourbon, amaro, rhubarb liqueur, egg white and lemon juice, Tusk & Temper is perfect for toasting friends and family.