While everyone is excitedly running amok and trying to finish their last minute holiday shopping; there are those who are able to sit back, relax, and enjoy a lovely beverage.
Whether you are traveling or staying home for the holidays, there are a plethora of resorts and hotels that specialize in seasonal beverages (even virgin ones to be consumed by the designated driver). My recommendation is to take time out of your busy schedule and enjoy an evening out, and for you travelers out there, make sure you stop through your hotel Lobby Bar and enjoy a drink that is a speciality of that particular hotel. Loews' Luxury Hotels & Resorts have specialized drinks for each of their locations, and so do a host of other high- end resorts and hotels.
One of my most favorite drinks of choice was from the Elements Bar, inside of Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa located in Paradise Valley, Arizona. It is called a Jade Tea, and it was created by one of the bartender's that used to work there. It is a bright green concoction that is so easily sippable, just sweet enough, and potent enough to likely get you into plenty of trouble. Thank goodness you can stay there overnight in one of their mountainside rooms or casitas and enjoy as many of these lovely concoctions as your heart desires ... or can handle!
During this time of year when temperatures are dropping fast, enjoy an Irish Coffee to warm your body and tantalize your tastebuds:
1 oz. Baileys Original Irish Cream (25 oz. per bottle)
.5 oz. Rumple Minze (25 oz. per bottle)
1 cup(s) coffee
1 dollop(s) whipped cream
Enjoy these festive times with your family and friends and have a wonderful and beautiful Christmas.