Thankfully, Miami bars are shaking up holiday cheer with a host of kitschy drinks that will make you merrier with each sip. From a toasted marshmallow-topped bourbon-and-beer combo to frozen eggnog, these festive cocktails are the best gift you can give yourself.
Peppermint Mojito at Bayfront Holiday Village
301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
bayfrontholidayvillage.comChristmas in South Florida calls for holiday mojitos at the North Pole Beach Club. The refreshing creation is served in a sugar-rimmed highball glass crowned with fresh mint and pomegranate ($12). Other favorites are the Mistletoe Martini and Glacier Iced Tea, both equally festive and spirit-forward.
Cuban Blizzard at Lincoln Eatery723 Lincoln Ln. N., Miami Beach
thelincolneatery.comThe stresses of the holidays require a healthy dose of Cuban coffee and booze, and that's exactly what you'll find in the Cuban Blizzard cocktail at the Lincoln Eatery. The cheerful libation — a blend of rum, coffee liqueur, peppermint schnapps, and a splash of cream — comes with a crushed peppermint candy rim ($15).
Jingle Bell Nog at Miracle Pop-up at Gramps176 NW 24th St., Miami
miraclepopup.comIf you're looking for holiday cheer, step inside Miracle's winter wonderland. The Christmas-themed pop-up offers an array of festive drinks, but the Jingle Ball Nog is a must-try. The frozen concoction ($14) sits inside a collectible mug (available for purchase) with a hefty pour of rum and freshly grated nutmeg.
Campfire Porter at Rumbar455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne
ritzcarlton.comCozy up to Rumbar's Campfire Porter at inside the Reindeer Room pop-up. The toasty creation mixes bourbon, Godiva liqueur, and La Colada coffee porter in a glass topped with a graham cracker crumble and mouth-watering flambéed marshmallow fluff ($15).
Santa's Snowflake at Sugar Factory1144 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
sugarfactory.comIf Santa had a signature cocktail, it would undoubtedly be Sugar Factory's Santa's Snowflake. The drink combines coconut rum, blue raspberry, syrup, and pineapple juice in a colossal goblet festooned with peppermint candy canes and a hodgepodge of festive gummy candies for $25.