The 12 Best Holiday Cocktails in All of Chicago

It Really Is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

By Sarah Freeman ·
5b10ab5e5ffc6d44f171363b3d72c2ad12 PhotosThe Best Holiday Cocktails in Chicago

This holiday season, give the gift that really matters: a Thermos filled with mezcal-spiked hot chocolate.

Yes, 'tis the season for giving and caroling and unnecessarily festive cocktails. Chicago bartenders know this, and thus have broken out the tinsel-covered swizzle sticks, hazelnut orgeat and spiced pear brandy for the occasion.

So without further adieu, here comes our glorious slideshow of the best holiday cocktails in Chicago.

Pace yourself...

Sarah Freeman is often accused of hiding secrets in her hair. She can make any cocktail, as long as that cocktail is a rye Old Fashioned, and has never met a saison she didn’t like.

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