WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- For many of us, it wouldn't be the holidays without a seasonally inspired cocktail. Luckily, White Plains obliges with a host of spirited options.
Holly-Tinis, BLT Steak : Choose from the restaurant's "Candy Cane-Tini" (made with crème de cocoa, crème de menthe, Stoli Vanilla and heavy cream), the "Smoked Manhattan" (Woodford Bourbon, Carpano Antica Sweeth Vermouth and liquid smoke) and a "Toasted S’more-Tini" (rum, crème de cocoa, Baileys and heavy cream). Drink Up: 221 Main St., (914) 467-5500, www.bltsteak.com .
Christmas Champagne, Sam's of Gedney Way : This colorful red creation is made with strawberry puree, Elderflower liquor, Stoli Raspberry Vodka and topped with sparkling wine and a strawberry. Drink Up: 50 Gedney Way, 914-949-0978, www.samsofgedneyway.com/ .
Espresso, Spice and Everything Nice , La Bocca Ristorante : Warm up with Van Gogh double espresso, Irish cream and cinnamon and let your stressors melt away. Drink Up: 8 Church Street, 914-948-3281, www.laboccaristorante.com/ .
Hot Spiced Wine, The Hive at The Renaissance : Cinnamon and cardamom mixed with orange and lemon zest, a light bodied Pinot Noir-styled wine, Grand Marnier and topped with nutmeg make for a lush winter warmer. Drink Up: 80 W. Red Oak Lane, 914-694-5400, http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hpnsh-renaissance-westchester-hotel/ .
Cambria Candy Cane, Cambria Hotel & Suites : Get your sweet fix with this candy cane inspired cocktail made with vanilla rum, Godiva White Chocolate Liquor, Peppermint Schnapps, a candy cane garnish and white and dark chocolate shavings. Drink Up: 250 Main Street, 914-681-0500, www.cambriasuites.com/hotel-white_plains-new_york-NY547.
The Hudson Toddy, T he Lobby at the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester : Come cold weather nothing beats a hot, boozy beverage and this one, made with local ingredients such as Hudson Valley Whiskey, Blue Hill Hudson Valley Honey, anise, lemon peel, hot water and cinnamon, hits the spot, especially when you can snag a seat by the dancing fireplace. Drink Up: 3 Renaissance Square, 914-946-5500, http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Westchester/Default.htm .
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