(Miracle Bar)

Best Holiday Cocktails in Atlanta

Experiencing the holiday season in ATL always brings warmth to the soul. Whether or not that warmth is from a hot toddy or spiked hot cocoa from one of the many holiday pop-up bars is up to you. With the endless number of holiday cocktails to discover, we sought to find the best.

Biltong Bar

Take a sip of something nice at the Blitzen Room pop-up at Biltong Bar. (📷: Jamestown)

Try popular menu items like the Chartreuse Hot Chocolate with chartreuse verte, drinking chocolate, amaretto, white chocolate cream and smoked sea salt. The Famous Eggnog is another must-try if you enjoy all the flavors of eggnog with extra spice and spirit.

Holiday Social Bar

Jingle all the way to the Ponce City Market Roof for delicious cocktails. (📷: @whereaubreegoes)

You can’t go wrong with a holiday beverage in hand while enjoying all the festivities the Roof at Ponce City Market has to offer including fun cocktails at Holiday Social Bar. Try the famous Sleigh Fuel, a spiked coffee eggnog made with Old Grand-Dad Bourbon, plus new holiday-inspired cocktails. The Die Hard is a Christmas Movie cocktail is another fan favorite topped with ginger candies.

Reverence at Epicurean

The Ornamentini at Reverance is a must. (📷: Rafterman)

Epicurean Atlanta has all the options. Reverence Restaurant serves up an Ornamentini consisting of hibiscus-infused vodka, dry curacao, lemon juice and falernum liquor, served in an ornament sphere atop shaved ice and garnished with rosemary. The Early Grey Holiday Toddy is perfect if you enjoy bourbon whiskey, lemon, honey and cinnamon, served warm and steeped with Earl Grey tea. Visit The Office Bar for a delicious Lemon Pound Caketail with rum limon, limoncello, cinnamon and lemon bitters served over ice with a honey and graham cracker crust rim. The Under the Mistletoe is a popular option for tequila lovers.

Tinsel Tavern

The drinks at Tinsel Tavern provide all the holiday cheer. (📷: Live! at the Battery)

You are sure to have a lively time at Tinsel Tavern. Enjoy all things tangy and sweet with special cocktails like Electric Sex. The Santa-gria is a Christmas spin on a classic red wine sangria. Enjoy the Festivus-Rita if you’re a fan of margaritas (the pomegranate flavor adds a festive touch).

Best End – Mingle Jingle

Have a night filled with mingle and jingle at Best End Brewing’s pop-up. (📷: Best End Brewing Company)

Its time to mingle and jingle at this Best End Brewing Christmas pop-up. The menu is filled with delicious bites to go with tasty holiday cocktails. Some fan-favorite beverages include the School of Hard Nog, Santa Sleigh Bomb and the ever-popular Is Your House on Fire, Clark?

The Select

Enjoy holiday drinks with decor to match at The Select. (📷: The Select Restaurant and Bar)

The Select’s winter wonderland is back in full effect. One sip from the festive cocktail menu will put you in the holiday spirit. The Santa’s Milk and Cookies cocktail will make your heart sing and your stomach happy. Try the Gingerbread Man if you’re in need of a little spice. The Grinch will steal your heart with delicious flavors served with a green candy cane.

Miracle Bar

There’s a Miracle on Monroe Drive thanks to Miracle Bar. (📷: @whereaubreegoes)

This Christmas-themed pop-up has a menu filled with a variety of holiday cocktails to pair with the festive food menu. The Yippee Ki Yay Mother F****r is a fan favorite with a sweet blend of flavors including rums, pumpkin-almond orgeat, lime and Angostura bitters. Add a kick to your night with a Naughty shot or a Nice shot.

The North Pole

Enjoy Christmas cocktails in an igloo at The North Pole. (📷: @whereaubreegoes)

This Colony Square pop-up is all decked out in holiday decor with delicious cocktails to match. The Zacapaccino is great for coffee lovers as it includes Ron Zacapa 23, house cold brew coffee and cream. Whether you’re craving a hot or cold cocktail, there’s something for everyone.


Christmas cocktails at Superica can do no wrong. (📷: Superica)

You might find Santa’s sleigh at Superica with these special cocktails. Try the Christmas Cactus if you enjoy the taste of Blanco tequila, hibiscus liqueur, rosemary syrup, Dolin blanc and lemon. The Pomegranate Margarita can do no wrong. Santa’s Sangria has the perfect hint of spiced red wine, brandy and marinated fruit. The Poinsettia is your go-to if you are a fan of cranberry.

Tre vele – Jingle Bar

Pick your holiday flavor at Tre Vele. (📷: Tre Vele)

Jingle all the way to Tre-Vele and experience the holidays at the rooftop patio pop-up. Cozy up by the firepit and enjoy seasonal cocktails out of festive glasses. You might end up staying all night with a heated terrace, a full dining menu and cheerful decor.

The holiday drinks don’t stop here. Take the holiday spirit up a notch by visiting some of the best Christmas Pop-Up Bars this season.

Aubree is a content creator with a passion for all things food and travel. You can find her around Atlanta tasting some of the most iconic bites or burning it all off on the dance floor.

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