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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. (Photos Courtesy of 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.

Bistro Niko

Cheers to the holidays at Bistro Niko. (Photo Courtesy of Aubree Dumas)

Enjoy festive cocktails while taking in holiday decor and mouth watering French dishes. Try the Saint Nickarita with Cordigo 1530 Blanco, Rosemary Syrup, Lime and White Cranberry. The The Griswold’s Eggnog is another favorite with Skrewball Peanut butter Whiskey Eggnog, Salted Caramel Kahlua and Pano’s Private Reserve. Looking to have an alcohol-free holiday? You can ask for any of their cocktails to be made zero proof as well.

By George

Celebrate the holidays with a festive cocktail at By George. (Photo Courtesy of Aubree Dumas)

Enjoy a delicious meal in the heart of Downtown Atlanta to go with holiday-themed cocktails. The Candler Can cocktail is a fan-favorite and perfect for your Instagram feed.

Holiday Social Bar

Jingle all the way to the Ponce City Market Roof for delicious cocktails. (Photos Courtesy of Aubree Dumas)

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. Starting November 17, you can 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.

Epicurean Atlanta

The Auld Lang Syne is a Holiday staple at Reverence (Photo Courtesy of Aubree Dumas)

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. You can also try the Auld Lang Syne with Glendronach Single Malt, Carpano Antica Formula, Benedictine, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram. Visit The Office Bar for a delicious Cranberry Sauce cocktail with Primal Barrel Aged Gin, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, Cranberry Citrus Shrub, Egg White Foam, Orange Twist.

Tinsel Tavern

The drinks at Tinsel Tavern provide all the holiday cheer. (Photos Couresty of Live! at the Battery)

You are sure to have a lively time at Tinsel Tavern starting November 30. 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).

Miracle Bar

There’s a Miracle on Monroe Drive thanks to Miracle Bar. (Photo Courtesy of Aubree Dumas)

Usually opening towards the end of November, 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 Painted Duck

Enjoy a glamorous holiday cocktail. (Photo Courtesy of HUFF & Co)

This fancy gaming parlor is the perfect activity to celebrate the holidays with a group of friends and family. Try out their festive cocktail, Glam Pop, made with vodka, apry, montanaro apertivo and glitter soda.

The Painted Pin

Delicious drinks to go with a fun game of bowling. (Photo Courtesy of HUFF & Co)

Enjoy a game of bowling and entertainment while sipping on holiday cocktails at The Painted Pin. The crowd-favorite, House Caucasian cocktail, is made with barrel-aged vodka, kahlua, cardamom bitters and cream.

Tre vele – Jingle Bar

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

Beginning December 1, you can 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. Be sure to celebrate the holidays responsibly by ridesharing or taking the MARTA .

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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