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Denver’s Top 5 Best Holiday Drinks

Holidays are upon us in The Mile High City, which means the Denver metro area is ripe with parties and events! What better way to indulge in the festivities than enjoying some of the best seasonal drinks in the area? Whether you’re looking for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up or a cocktail while you’re out on the town, we’ve got you covered. Here are the top five best mocktails and cocktails Denver’s greatest establishments have to offer this holiday season!

Vintage Egg Nog – Death & Co
Inside the Ramble Hotel located in RiNo is the award-winning Death & Co cocktail bar. For each season, the bar updates its menu accordingly. In our humble opinion, the winter menu is the best one of the four. Their rich and comforting, boozy eggnog is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! This cocktail is made with Old Grandad 114 Bourbon, Pierre Ferrand Ambre Cognac, Smith & Cross Rum, H&H Rainwater Madeira, cream and a whole egg. The richness of the cream in combination with the warm intensity of the cognac is what makes this drink so special. This is one of our personal favorites!

Uncle Fox’s Hot Cider – Hudson Hill
An inviting classic for the cider lover; this crowd favorite made with bourbon, honey, apple, cinnamon and clove feels like a warm hug. The bourbon is smooth, the apple is so crisp and the spices add just the right amount of holiday flavor. This cocktail is perfect for after a long cold day or after hitting the slopes; sure to make your spirits bright!

Blood Orange Spritz – Lady Jane
Lady Jane is home to some seriously good mocktails. If you’re looking for something light amidst all of the celebrations, this is a must-have you’ll want to get your hands on. The Blood Orange Spritz is the perfect combination of sweet and tart, made with blood orange, ginger, pomegranate, nori, lime and soda.

Hot Chocolate – Deviation Distilling
Deviation Distilling welcomes a boozy hot chocolate to its menu for the season. Who doesn’t love a good hot chocolate during these cold Colorado months? Made with Barista Whiskey, dark chocolate, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and topped with vanilla whipped cream, this cocktail is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Chai Latte – Blue Sparrow Coffee
This bright yet cozy spot is home to one delicious nutmeg chai latte. This classic drink may seem ordinary but no other chai in the city can compare. The complexity of flavors is truly unmatched. It’s spicy but sweet, and the hint of nutmeg ties the whole thing together. If you want a bit more of a kick, order it extra spicy; you definitely won’t regret it. It’s truly a holiday in a cup!

Well here you have it, Denver’s top five best holiday drinks for the 2022 season. This list is comprised of some of the best spots in Denver, making this the ultimate guide for all your drink needs. Go out and celebrate yourself this season with a sweet and spicy Uncle Fox’s Hot Cider or a vibrant Blood Orange Spritz, you deserve it!

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What To Do This Winter In Denver

In what hopefully feels like “a return to normal” for Denver residents this holiday season, the city’s fall and winter months are filled with some of The Mile High City’s most enjoyable events as they all come back to in-person this year! From downtown holiday markets to Cherry Creek light shows and even Denver Fashion Week, there are many options for locals to choose from that will even get the biggest “grinch” out of the house and excited for a day or night on the town. Here are our top recommendations.

Pixar Putt: thru November 27, 2022

Located at McGregor Square, Pixar Putt is a pop-up, open-air mini-golf experience made up of 18 interactive holes inspired by… you guessed it: the stories, characters and icons from some of Pixar’s favorite films, including “Toy Story,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Finding Nemo,” “Coco,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Wall-E” and “Inside Out.” Whether it’s a date night or trying to entertain the kids, this will appeal to all ages.

Butterfly Pavilion’s Monarch Magic: thru November 30, 2022

At the beautiful Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, the majestic butterflies hold an especially significant spot as one of the essential symbols in the Mexican tradition of Día de Los Muertos, or Day fof the Dead in early November. Butterfly Pavilion celebrates this cultural tradition by opening its doors and providing a peaceful and enchanting experience for all who wish to marvel at the monarchs.

Tinseltown “Where Everyday Is Christmas”: November 10–30, 2022

Tinseltown is coming to Zeppelin Station, right as winter descends on us! At the all-encompassing Christmas-themed pop-up, anticipate Santa, elves, presents, tinsel, festive tunes and lots of warm winter drinks, including a yummy Christmas cocktail menu for those who partake. The halls will also be fully decked with baubles, bows, hanging trees, wreaths and just about every festive goodie ever! Tickets include entry to the themed bar and a themed drink upon arrival.

Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show: November 11–13, 2022

Held at the Colorado Convention Center, and now in its 19th year, the Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show is the largest holiday gift show in Colorado, with more than 200 vendors of unique gifts, handmade items, specialty foods and more! Join in the festive fun and get pictures with Santa, visit Hammond’s Candy Land and watch model trains wind through holiday villages.

Denver Fashion Week: November 12–20, 2022

Named “one of the fastest-growing American fashion platforms” by Forbes Magazine, Denver Fashion Week (DFW) is returning for another fall season and in true DFW fashion, they’re making this season bigger and better than the last. They’ve added a new and amazing venue, more designers, more shows, new runway show concepts and upgraded runway production.

16th Street Mall Holiday Festival: November 12–13, November 19–20, November 26–27 and December 10, 2022

This highly attended annual curated marketplace on 16th Street Mall features an awesome selection of one-of-a-kind seasonal items, high-quality handcrafted goods, fabulous holiday gift ideas, delicious specialty foods, home décor and unique holiday gifts. While you shop, enjoy Christmas carolers, live entertainers and appearances by Santa!

Cherry Creek North Holiday Market + Winter Wonderland Light Walk: November 17–December 24, 2022

The free Cherry Creek North Holiday Market at Fillmore Plaza features 30 local artisan vendors, live music, and festive drinks and decor. Also, savor the season with a musical light walk under millions of twinkling lights. Children of all ages and parents alike will enjoy searching for eight sparkling trees that are choreographed to winter melodies in a beautifully timed show.

Light the Lights: November 23, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Every night except Mondays, at 5:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., an eight-minute choreographed light and music holiday show will light up the night at the City and County of Denver Building in Civic Center Park.

Following that, it will then go to a festive, static holiday display until 10:45 p.m. There will be a special light schedule on December 3 as well, to highlight activities as the 9News Parade of Lights begins in front of the City and County Building. Be there when the magic begins with the Light the Lights Celebration on November 23 from 4:30–5:30 p.m. Denver7 News Anchor Anne Trujillo will host this year’s program which will feature live holiday music performed by the Denver Municipal Band. At approximately 5:15 p.m., Mayor Michael B. Hancock will flip Denver’s giant light switch which will turn on the first holiday light and music show of the season.

*Updated November 4, 2022