’Tis the season for holiday-themed drinks in Vegas

In search of the perfect holiday cocktail in Sin City? We’ve tracked down a delightful dozen, so you can enjoy 12 days of drinking – guaranteed to help put you in the celebratory spirit this Christmas. Even with a chill in the air as the temperatures dip into the 30s here in the desert, you’re sure to get a warm glow from these libations, which range from exotic whiskeys to seasonal margaritas, mojitos and martinis. Cheers!


Santarita

Santarita

Where to get it: Tacos & Tequila at Luxor

How much it costs: $8

What it’s made of: Casamigos Blanco tequila, Cointreau, a freshly squeezed lime and cranberry simple syrup with a sugar rim and fresh cranberries for garnish

When it’s available: Through the end of December

 


Spiced Apple Jack Mojito

Spiced Apple Jack Mojito

Where to get it: Rhumbar at The Mirage

How much it costs: $49 (it’s an oversized drink designed for sharing)

What it’s made of: Montecristo spiced rum, Applejack brandy, apple cider and cinnamon, finished with dried apple crisps, mint and several straws

When it’s available: Through the end of December

 


Caviar Cube Martini
Caviar Cube Martini

Where to get it: Petrossian Bar at Bellagio

How much it costs: $39

What it’s made of: Beluga Gold Line vodka, Siberian artesian spring water and Noilly Prat dry vermouth, garnished with a skewer of Petrossian caviar

When it’s available: Year round

 


Southern HighlanderSouthern Highlander

Where to get it: Central Michel Richard at Caesars Palace

How much it costs: $15

What it’s made of: Dewar’s Highlander Honey Scotch whisky, lemon juice, raspberry Demerara sugar, Angostura aromatic bitters, egg white and Blandy’s 5-year-old Madeira, garnished with a fresh lemon twist

When it’s available: Through winter 2013/2014

 


Burning Ring of FireBurning Ring of Fire

Where to get it: Rockhouse at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo

How much it costs: $12

What it’s made of: A mix of Monkey Shoulder whisky, Red Bull energy drink and freshly squeezed lime

When it’s available: Year round

 


Whiskey TourWhiskey Tour of Ireland

Where to get it: Rí Rá at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place inside Mandalay Bay

How much it costs: $16

What it’s made of: A collection of four of Ireland’s finest exports – Jameson Irish Whiskey, Bushmills Irish Whiskey, Redbreast Irish Whiskey and Michael Collins Irish Whiskey

When it’s available: Through the end of December

 


Whisker Rub CocktailThe Whisker Rub

Where to get it: Commonwealth in downtown’s Fremont East Entertainment District

How much it costs: $10

What it’s made of: Coffee liqueur, Cognac and Grand Marnier, topped with cream and a swirl of bitters

When it’s available: Through the end of December

 


Happy Hollytini
Happy Hollytini

Where to get it: Trevi inside The Forum Shops at Caesars

How much it costs: $9

What it’s made of: A blend of vanilla vodka, peppermint schnapps and Baileys Irish Cream, swirled with a red stripe consisting of white chocolate and rimmed with crushed peppermint candy

When it’s available: Through the end of December

 


Rock and RyeRock and Rye

Where to get it: Hyde Bellagio at Bellagio

How much it costs: $18

What it’s made of: Rock candy, cloves, spices and winter citrus fruits mulled in Old Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey for at least a month and then served on the rocks in an old-fashioned glass

When it’s available: Through the end of December

 


Glen-Pear
Glen-Pear

Where to get it: Andre’s at Monte Carlo and Alizé at Palms

How much it costs: $16

What it’s made of: Glenfiddich 12-year-old Scotch Whisky, spiced pear simple syrup and lemon juice, topped with pear foam

When it’s available: Through winter 2013/2014 (while supplies last)

 


Once a Pama Time
Once a Pama Time

Where to get it: Sushi Roku at The Forum Shops at Caesars

How much it costs: $14

What it’s made of: Grey Goose L’Orange vodka, St. Germain, freshly squeezed lemon juice, pomegranate seeds and fresh thyme

When it’s available: Through the end of December

 


Pierced Navel

Pierced Navel

Where to get it: PBR Rock Bar & Grill in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

How much it costs: $12

What it’s made of: Ketel One Oranje vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and Red Bull energy drink

When it’s available: Year round

 


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