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Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit like craft cocktails. These six local spots are serving up spicy and sweet holiday-themed cocktails all season long.
For the person who wants to feel a little fancy, the French 24k is the drink for you. Combining Champagne, lemon, simple syrup, Salers liqueur and Citadelle gin, this cocktail takes luxury to a whole new level with edible gold dust showered over the glass before it is served. The effervescent taste and gorgeous presentation make the French 24k a perfect early present from yourself, to yourself. West Hollywood
Christmas might look different this year, but the eclectic Roger Room bar is making sure its customers enjoy the season with tasty holiday sips. The Santa’s Side Hustle, a coffee lover’s dream, is a twist on the espresso martini that uses pox infused with coffee and other spices. For sweet tooths, An Elf to Remember, a mixture of Jack Daniel’s rye whiskey, cacao and orange, is like biting into a chocolate-covered orange slice. West Hollywood
Favorite flavors like gingerbread, maple and cranberry are all incorporated into Olivetta’s winter cocktails. In addition to enjoying the restaurant’s luxurious atmosphere and delectable eats, customers can savor specialty drinks like the Cognac + Maple, which combines Hennessy V.S cognac, maple, lemon, burnt orange and toasted pecan bitters. The Vodka + Cranberry also has a holiday surprise of gingerbread mixed with Absolut Elyx vodka, lemon, port and cranberry. West Hollywood
Gin lovers: Walk, don’t run, to Ronan for your next holiday cocktail. The Southpoire, based on the classic Southside drink, combines fresh pear, lime, mint, gin and candied Sicilian almonds to create the sweet and fresh tipple you have been craving. The pear shrub, caramelized pear gomme and cold-pressed pear juice all come from the farmers market to give you a healthy cocktail worth savoring. Fairfax District
5. Death & Co
Cut the sweetness of holiday flavors with Death & Co’s Sour Soul. Made with peppery rye whiskey, Busnel Calvados brandy, spiced pear liqueur, lemon juice, vanilla and Fausse Piste syrah, this drink offers the ideal combination of sweet and sour with a hint of spice. To boot, the bar’s dimly lit, casual space is as sexy as its crafted cocktails. L.A.
The door might say Employees Only, but all are welcome to enjoy this cocktail bar’s winter sip, the Ginger Smash. Muddled ginger, cranberries and sugar are mixed with gin, apple liqueur and lemon juice to make this tart and spicy holiday drink. Incorporating the colors and flavors of the season, this cocktail is sure to jingle your bells. West Hollywood
Photography by: In order of appearance, photos by: Scott Clark; Lucianna McIntosh; Dylan + Jeni