Have a cup of Christmas cheer!
Well-crafted, inventive drinks make any holiday outing better. Whether you’re wrapping up your Christmas shopping or unwinding after a full day of adventure, it’s nice to sip on something equally as festive. Luckily, many restaurants along Adventure Road have seasonal drinks to enjoy for a limited time, and you don’t want to miss them.
Check out our top picks and let us know what you’ll be trying this Christmas in the comments below.
Gingerbread Lattes on Uptown 23rd
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You may not be able to catch the gingerbread man, but you can catch delicious flavors at The Copley, located on Uptown 23rd Street. This seasonal special rounds out a vast menu of coffees, teas, lattes, ciders, cocktails and locally made bites. The venue itself is warm, sophisticated, clean and even offers parents a safe place for kids to play while they sip and eat.
Alley Christmas Punch from Café Alley
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A drink so good, the Grinch wants to steal it! The signature holiday cocktail at Ardmore’s Café Alley is made with Malibu rum, Midori, sweet and sour and pineapple juice, then rimmed with red sugar. This festive concoction is sure to get you in a holly, jolly mood.
Peppermint Hot Cocoa on Campus Corner
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You’ll feel right at home at Second Wind Coffeehouse, known as “the living room on Campus Corner.” Located adjacent to the University of Oklahoma campus, Second Wind serves up specialty drinks like the peppermint hot chocolate, a sweeter twist on a winter classic topped with marshmallows of course! Winter specials also include a spicy maple mocha, sugar cookie cappuccino and cold brew horchata.
The Nutcracker at The Jones Assembly
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Behold, the Nutcracker, a special cocktail from the crafty mixologists at The Jones Assembly. Made with Brandy Sainte Louise, Nocino, cream and crème de cacao, this tasty treat is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. What makes it extra special is the collaboration with the Oklahoma City Ballet in honor of The Nutcracker production at the Civic Center. Don’t miss your chance to try it through December 19!
Flavored Hot Chocolates in Automobile Alley
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Who doesn’t love a hot cup of cocoa while Christmas shopping? Whether you’re strolling through Automobile Alley or hitting Midtown for the Holiday Pop-Up Shops, you’ll find Katiebug’s Sips & Sweets. Everything is handmade, including the flavored marshmallows! Holiday flavors include snickerdoodle, vanilla bean, peanut butter, eggnog, lavender and many more. You’ll love the brick-and-mortar shop; it’s straight out of a Christmas movie!
Lemon Drops at Fireside Dining
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If your holiday travels lead you Lake Murray, be sure to dine at Fireside Dining, located just minutes away. No matter if you choose steak or lobster, Fireside’s specialty drinks make the perfect addition. Enjoy a creamy Brandy Ice, strawberry Moscow Mule or a festive lemon drop martini. We’d tell you what’s in it, but it’s a house secret – as printed right on the menu!
Unique Gifts from POPS 66 Soda Ranch
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Variety is the name of the game at POPS 66 Soda Ranch. Flavors are seemingly endless, which is great for even the pickiest of people on your Christmas list. Hand-select a festive six pack or stop in for a holiday bundle to put under the tree – you can pick flavors as wild as you like! You might just start a new holiday tradition.
Espresso Martini from Hefner Grill
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Espresso martinis have taken the world by storm as of late, and you won’t hear us complain! Made with Ketel One vodka, double brew coffee, Bailey’s Espresso Crème and crème de cacao, this tasty cocktail is the best of both worlds if you’re looking for a caffeinated pick-me-up. Hefner Grill’s social hour menu also includes a rum old fashioned, blackberry mule and the PB&B Whiskey Sour made with Bulleit Bourbon, Screwball Peanut Butter Whiskey and house-made sweet and sour.