Local Holiday Cocktails and Brews

Get into the spirit with these holiday concoctions from Rhode Island bars.
Courtesy of The Royal Bobcat

One of the most exciting moments of the holiday season is when the cocktail specials include any of the following: gingerbread, peppermint, merry, mistletoe. It’s an instant mood-lifter and gets you excited to wrap presents. Here’s some of our faves from local bars and restaurants.



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Courtesy of Tiny Bar

Tiny Bar, 377 Richmond St., Providence

Mistletoe – Black Dog rum, Godiva chocolate liqueur, creme de menthe, oat milk, whipped cream, candy cane garnish








Photo Credit: Alex Nendza, The East End

The East End, 244 Wickenden St., Providence

Kagura – Suntory Toki, Domaine de Canton, lemon, pear, cinnamon-gochujang cordial







Courtland Club, 5 Courtland St., Providence

Butter Boy – brown butter-washed dry gin, ginger liqueur, lemon, pear balsamic shrub, soda


Glou, 134 Ives St., Providence

B-Side – vodka, Byrrh Grand Quinquina, rum, banane du bresil, carrot, vanilla, cardamom, egg



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The Royal Bobcat, 422 Atwells Ave., Providence

I’m Dreaming of a Providence Christmas – ISCO vodka, Campari, rosemary syrup, lemon juice, soda water







Courtesy of Black Duck Tavern in East Providence

Black Duck Tavern, 31 Warren Ave., East Providence

Peppermint Bark Martini – vanilla vodka, Merrys white chocolate cream, crème de menthe, chocolate syrup


Kai Bar, 232 Main St., East Greenwich

Snowbird – vodka, fresh grapefruit, cucumber, elderflower


Bar 31, 29 State St., Bristol

Mistletoe Margarita – Camarena tequila, midori, triple sec, lime juice, apple cider

Winter in Brooklyn Martini – Bulleit rye whiskey, dry vermouth, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, angostura bitters


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Courtesy of O’Brien’s Pub in Newport.

O’Brien’s, 501 Thames St., Newport

Grasshopper – creme de cacao, creme de menthe, milk









Courtesy of Caleb and Broad in Newport

Caleb and Broad, 162 Broadway, Newport

Nutty Nog – eggnog, Bulleit bourbon, amaretto, rosemary, cranberries


Bar and Board Bistro, 282 Thames St., Newport

Gingerbread Negroni – gin, bitter bianco, Lillet Blanc, gingerbread



Festive Brews

Be it on tap or on shelves, look for these local holiday hops.

Narragansett Beer Holiday Ale – Festive ale coriander and orange peel

Beer On Earth Social Experiment – Imperial stout with dark chocolate and subtle hints of cookies and cream

Crooked Current Peppermint Mocha White Stout

Crooked Current Gingerbread Brown Ale

Lops Toy Soldier Winter Spiced Ale – Dark ale with cinnamon and nutmeg

Moniker Frau Holle – Gruit with spruce tips, pine candles and balsam tips

Tilted Barn Holly – Belgian strong dark ale

Trinity Brewhouse Holidaze – Holiday Christmas ale with molasses and sweet orange peel

Twelve Guns Marshmallow Inferno – Smoked malt with fire-roasted s’mores


Just Out of Reach

Find these neighboring brews at your local packie.

Harpoon Winter Warmer, Harpoon Brewery, Boston, MA

Two Roads Holiday Ale, Two Roads Brewing Company, Stratford, CT

Wachusett Winter Ale, Wachusett Brewing Co., Westminster, MA

Wormtown Blizzard of ’78, Wormtown Brewery, Worcester, MA

Downeast Winter Blend and Cranberry Ciders, Downeast Cider House, Boston, MA