The weather outside might be frightful, but these drinks will be a delightful way to warm up this holiday season.
By Jacob Threadgill | Photos Gazette / file and provided
423 NW 23rd St.
ponyboyokc.com | 405-602-5985
Six new winter cocktails popped up on the Ponyboy menu recently — in addition to its new food menu — and they take advantage of seasonal ingredients like pears, butternut squash and maple. The Fire Pit Sipper is cognac, cinnamon, raisin, bitters and maple syrup that will be sure to warm you up on a cold night.
1234 N. Western Ave.
facebook.com/goodtimesok | 405-609-3647
Good Times might have gained popularity in its first year for its large, colorful patio, but just because the weather is getting cooler doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a selection of warm cocktails under heaters on the patio or inside. Good Times offers homemade cider in addition to Mexican hot chocolate, a hot toddy, Irish coffee, mulled wine and hot buttered rum.
637 W. Main St.
facebook.com/bararbolada | 405-601-8659
This new Arts District bar with inventive small plates will have a new drink menu this month, highlighted by The Sun Also Rises, which is tart cherry and sage syrup with Spanish brand blended scotch and Pedro Ximenez sherry that is garnished with fresh sage.
Kitchen No. 324
324 N. Robinson Ave.
kitchen324.com | 405-763-5911
If you think of Kitchen No. 324 as breakfast or brunch spot, then you should consider checking it out for dinner when its cocktail program expands with the menu. It has added a pair of seasonal cocktails including the Fountain (pictured), which is a bourbon and cream-based drink with cinnamon, and Pyrus Tea, a rum drink with pear and fall spices.
The Manhattan OKC
210 Park Ave., Suite 150
themanhattanokc.com | 405-605-5300
The name says it all: The Manhattan offers 14 variations of its eponymous drink. Rye whiskey tastes better with the weather gets cold (it’s science, OK?), and you have your choice on The Manhattan’s menu, but the ultimate version ($14) includes Bulleit rye, Vya vermouth, Angostura bitters and Luxardo cherry.
Matty McMillen’s Irish Pub
2201 NW 150th St.
mattymcmillens.com | 405-607-8822
The holiday season is in full effect, and that means you might have a peppermint craving. Scratch that itch with a Peppermint Matty cocktail or shot at Matty McMillen’s. The drink combines Pinnacle chocolate whipped vodka, crème de menthe, crème de cocoa and cream for an adult version of a Peppermint Patty.
Sidecar Barley & Wine Bar
1100 N. Broadway Ave.
sidecarbarleyandwine.com | 405-421-0203
Much like The Manhattan OKC, Sidecar offers a great selection of whiskey showcased in drinks like the classic Sazerac and its take on the Old Fashioned. It also has aged whiskey from Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. for high-end cocktails, but if you’re looking for something fun, go with the Toasted Marshmallow. It is vanilla vodka with Buttershots schnapps, simple syrup, cream and vanilla extract.