Tis’ the season to be jolly, black out in front of your grandma and wake up dressed in tinsel under the tree. Oh, how we love the holidays. The little Baby Jesus, sliding down the chimney carrying a menorah driven by reindeer. It’s all so cheerful. But with the onslaught of holiday parties comes an onslaught of holiday cocktails, and we’re not complaining. If you’re looking for a dance club to forget that fact that your yearly bonus must have gotten “lost in the mail,” District is a popular holiday party pick. Try their Mistle Toe Martini, a mix of vodka, strawberries, pineapple juice, and 7-up. It might not be as promising as standing under the mistletoe, but if you hand a coworker a few of those she might just pucker up anyway.
Uptown at Eastern Standard, the popular restaurant and home of bartenders who seriously know their drinks, we’ve heard there’s a lovely drink entitled the Belle de Jour hitting the bar. A dazzling concoction of Brandy, Benedictine, fresh lemon juice, home made grenadine, and sparkling wine, the drink may be called the Bell De Jour, but have one too many and you might feel little bit like the femme de nuit. Not that being a woman of the night is always a bad thing. Just watch out for Santa when you’re tiptoeing in late at night. Gotta avoid being placed on that “naughty” list!